Cooperative Response Center, Inc. Donates Dell Servers To Chattanooga State’s Network Management Program

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Shown, from left to right, Randy Ricketson, Chattanooga State networking information systems instructor, and Ed Southeard, Chattanooga State business and information technologies department head, accept a donation of Dell servers from Dave Rutherford of CRC, Inc.
Shown, from left to right, Randy Ricketson, Chattanooga State networking information systems instructor, and Ed Southeard, Chattanooga State business and information technologies department head, accept a donation of Dell servers from Dave Rutherford of CRC, Inc.

The Dunlap-based Cooperative Response Center (CRC) donated seven Dell servers to Chattanooga State Community College’s network management degree program. Dave Rutherford of CRC delivered the servers to the main campus where Ed Southeard, Chattanooga State business department head, and Randy Ricketson, networking information systems instructor, gratefully accepted them.

“The Dell servers, ranging from the Poweredge 1850 to the Poweredge 2850, are a great addition to our Network Management program. This equipment will provide our students with critical hands-on skills such as configuring RAID and hardware maintenance, as well as general operating system and services setup and configuration,” said Mr. Ricketson. “Students will also be able to arrange advanced server configurations such as load balancing and failover clusters.  All of these are critical skills needed by area employers.”

CRC’s website says the company “is a nationwide, cooperatively owned and operated, 24/7 contact center, central station, and software provider. Founded in 1992, CRC has steadily increased in the size and scope of its operation. CRC provides services primarily to rural electric utilities, including after-hours dispatch, round-the-clock customer care, and monitoring of security and medical alarms.” In addition to Dunlap, there are offices in Austin, Mn., and Abilene, Tx.

To learn more about Chattanooga State’s network management degree program or other Business & Information Technologies programs of study, call 423 697-4441 or visit chattanoogastate.edu/business-information-technologies/.


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