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LSU Shreveport Faculty Honored by Louisiana Technology Council

May 17, 2012

LSU Shreveport faculty member John Miralles was named the Technology Educator of the Year by the Louisiana Technology Council at the LTC eWARDS Celebration on Thursday, May 17 in Bossier City, La. eWARDS is a celebration of innovation and achievement for those in the State who have made a positive impact in technology over the past year.

Miralles is the Director of the Animation, Visual Effects and Interactive program at LSU Shreveport. Miralles was recently awarded $500,000 by the Caddo Parish Commission to create the Digital Media Certificate Program. The DMC Program is a one-year intensive program that gives students training and rapid access to digital media careers.

Four other LSUS faculty members were nominated for the award:
Dr. Urska Cvek, associate professor and director, Laboratory for Advanced Biomedical Informatics, Department of Computer Science
Dr. M. Emre Celebi, associate professor
Dr. Leslie Fife, associate professor and chair, Department of Computer Science
Dr. Marjan Trutschl, associate professor and director of LSUS/LSUHSC-S COBRE Bioinformatics Core, Department of Computer Science

After 18 years of service to Louisiana's ever-growing technology industry, LTC expanded its annual eWARDS to include a four-region tour. Winners in each region will compete for the Governor's Technology Awards to be held in either late June or early July. Regions participating this year include Shreveport/Bossier, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.


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