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

Engagement and Inclusivity Are Focus of Smart City Research Publication

Nov 29, 2021

The November 21, 2021 edition of the IEEE Future Directions newsletter featured a publication by CICS own Dr. Becky Hammons and two alumni, Rabia Daud and Yinka Ajibola. Best Practices for Community Engagement in Smart Cities was a qualitative research study conducted with five city planners across the United States to learn more about howRead More

CICS Honors 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Jul 01, 2021

On Friday, June 25th CICS hosted the Alumni and Advisory Board Meeting in person. While not everyone could make the event, it was wonderful to have people together in a room again. CICS Director Dennis Trinkle set the tone for introductions of our in person and virtual attendees by asking everyone to name something thatRead More

Alumni University is Back!

Jun 16, 2021

Excellent news for current students and alumni who would like to take advantage of the Alumni University!! Dr. Jones will be offering the Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy this summer through the Alumni University where CICS alums have the opportunity to up their skills in current tech areas of interest!  These will be self paced.  Start date is the weekRead More

Kirsten Smith Highlighted as Inspiring Women Working in Tech by AOTMP

Jun 10, 2021

In the June 2021 issue of Insights the AOTMP organization highlighted 22 women in tech, including our own Kirsten Smith. AOTMP®, the Association of Telecom, Mobility, and IT Management Professionals, is a membership organization dedicated to serving the more than 10 million professionals who support the $4.3 trillion dollar industry around the globe. The association’s missionRead More

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