Three Rivers College "VOIP" Project Receives Technology Innovation Award

Nov 11, 2014

PHOTO: Steve Atwood, Director of Technology and Computer Services at Three Rivers College; and Dr. Wesley Payne, President of Three Rivers College, pose for a photo after receiving MCCA’s Technology Innovation Award for the college’s recent “VOIP” project.


BRANSON Three Rivers College’s “voice over internet protocol” project received the Missouri Community College Association’s Technology Innovation Award at a ceremony in Branson tonight.  Steve Atwood, TRC’s director of computer services, accepted the award on behalf of the team that worked on the project.  The project enabled the college to upgrade its phone system at a fraction of what it would have cost to contract with an outside vendor.

This year marked MCCA’s fiftieth annual convention.  Association members celebrated the milestone by hosting several former community college leaders at the convention, including Dr. Norman Myers, founding president of Ozarks Technical Community College; Dr. Don Shook, founding president of East Central College, St. Charles Community College, and St. Charles Community College; and Dr. Jim Kellerman, former MCCA executive director.

The Missouri Community College Association is a statewide organization through which Missouri’s community colleges work together to advance common agendas.  MCCA provides advocacy, education, information, and networking opportunities in service of the state’s 5,700 community college faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees.