Regardless of your journey, Every path needs thought leadership.

Welcome to EveryPath, the CICS student-led platform. With EveryPath, you can expect to get updates on the program, hear about the work of current students, and see highlights of CICS alumni across the country. Challenge yourself by engaging with others in the industry, learning more about relevant topics, and discussing ideas with potential colleagues.

Here you’ll find:

  • Thought Leadership for professionals looking to learn and grow  
  • Opportunities to connect with current CICS students and alumni
  • Inspiration for both professional and personal growth

September Social Learning Lessons

Oct 02, 2020

During this 35th year of CICS we certainly were not expecting to have to change our “special sauce”, but we have and it has been incredible. We have missed many of our events, most of which bring our alumni to campus in the Fall. There is always a special buzz when our national advisory boardRead More

Joel Spieth named IBM’s General Manager, Financial Services Enterprise Cloud

Sep 21, 2020

We are proud to share that Joel Spieth, CICS alumni and current alumni council member, has joined IBM as General Manager, IBM Financial Services Enterprise Cloud, responsible for banking, financial markets and insurance sector offerings. . As an IT transformation executive, Joel brings deep expertise in driving large-scale global transformation initiatives for the financial servicesRead More

Lumen Technologies Names CICS Alum as New Division VP

Sep 17, 2020

CenturyLink has made more changes than just rebranding to Lumen Technologies. The company just added to its channel leadership with the appointments of vice presidents to lead indirect sales in the East and West Division. One of those promotions was a 2001 CICS alum, Craig Patterson; as reported by Channel Partners Online, Patterson will be vice president of indirect sales forRead More

Eddie Metzger Named CICS 2020 Student of The Year

Jul 21, 2020

In the virtual graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020, CICS Director, Dr. Dennis Trinkle, introduced the 2019 CICS student of the Year as he spoke stating that the student of the year returns to speak the following year. Had we been in a room, we likely would have seen the faces of the entireRead More

Cronk Recognized as CICS Trailblazer of the Year

Jul 21, 2020

When deciding on this year’s graduating class awards, there was some discussion on marking the 2020 graduation with an honor that would be reminiscent of the challenges and chaos this class experienced, which were really unique to the thirty-four years of CICS. Dr. Dennis Trinkle, Director of the Center for Information and Communication Sciences, describesRead More

Four with 4.0 Recognized at CICS Graduation Ceremony

Jul 21, 2020

Earning a top ranked graduate degree in just eleven months is hard. Earning that degree in the middle of a pandemic when the cohort is such a vital part of the success of the thirty four year old program is a bigger challenge than most would want to take on. But, to do all ofRead More

CICS Names Duo as “Team Players of the Year”

Jul 21, 2020

There is sweet irony in the fact that the 2020 Team Player of the Year award, voted on by the CICS graduating class, was a tie at this year’s CICS Virtual Graduation Ceremony. It was likely no surprise to anyone when the names of Sudha Gayathri and Dion Utt were read aloud to recognize themRead More

CICS Names Lionel Somé Researcher of the Year

Jul 21, 2020

At the CICS Virtual Graduation for the Class of 2020, student awards kicked off with awarding Lionel Somé with the Researcher of the Year award. In September of 2019, Lionel wrote a LinkedIn Article “Getting started with an AWS IoT Enterprise Button” with a surprising amount of information and detail for any level of experience.Read More

CICS Has Virtual Success in Celebrating 2020 Graduates

Jul 21, 2020

It would make sense that a program at the intersection of technology, communication, business and leadership would have high standards for their first virtual graduation ceremony. The good news is that those expectations were exceeded on Saturday, July 18th as the Class of 2020 received their degrees, traditional CICS pins, heard from their Dean andRead More