KEARNEY – Intellicom Computer Consulting of Kearney is celebrating its 20-year anniversary and service to greater Nebraska by announcing support for the University of Nebraska at Kearney and its Information Networking and Telecommunications Program.
Intellicom’s contributions are valued at $150,000 and involve a multiyear partnership with UNK’s College of Business and Technology to provide financial support, donated equipment for teaching laboratories and industry guidance for students.
As part of the support, the company has established the Intellicom Fund for Information Networking and Telecommunications at the University of Nebraska Foundation to enhance UNK’s programs in this area.
“This unique public/private connection will provide significant benefits to students,” said Tim Obermier, chair of the Department of Industrial Technology and professor. “The partnership will assist us with the essential resources to prepare high-quality individuals for excellent careers in the field of designing, building, securing and maintaining information networks.”
Bryan Kuntz, vice president of operations for Intellicom, said the company is thrilled to be using this opportunity to deepen its long-standing relationship with UNK.
“Many of our employees came through UNK’s degree program, and we think the students in the program today are some of the best and brightest,” Kuntz said. “It’s our hope this partnership will enhance these students’ access to experiential learning and that they will graduate even better prepared to enter the workforce and make a contribution.”
Kuntz said objectives for Intellicom’s partnership are to increase experiential learning opportunities for students, support ongoing enhancement of labs and facilities for students and faculty, and provide additional in-class or adjunct teaching resources with the company’s most experienced technical professionals in the state.
Among Intellicom’s initial gifts of equipment, it has provided the university with Cisco Internet Protocol phones as well as Cisco switches for use in student laboratories. UNK has also started to engage Intellicom’s senior engineering staff who talk to students about careers in technology and mentor them on computer virtualization.
The contributions from Intellicom also provide support to the university’s current fundraising initiative, the Campaign for Nebraska, which concludes Dec. 31, and includes priorities for academic program support.
Intellicom is the leader in business class technology solutions in Greater Nebraska. Founded in Kearney in 1994, Intellicom is celebrating 20 years of helping businesses with their technology needs. Intellicom routinely works with clients in a wide variety of vertical industries and has significant expertise in the health care, banking, manufacturing, professional services, and agricultural sectors among others. A few of the services that Intellicom offers include: server installation and support, virtualization, storage, helpdesk, IP phone systems, wireless, cabling, fiber, IT Management, and surveillance cameras. For more information, visit intellicominc.com.
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