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CCI Student Wins National Cybersecurity Scholarship
Katareena Geller, a senior in the College of Computing and Informatics Department of Software and Information Systems, is one of 11 women to receive the national Scholarship for Women Studying Information Security.
Awarded by the Applied Computer Security Association (ACSA) and the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W, the $2,500 scholarship is funded by the Hewlett-Packard Company; winners also may receive internship opportunities through HP.
"The scholarship will help me greatly," said Geller, who is majoring in information technology. "Besides the monetary value, being one of the recipients is exciting in and of itself. They had many female applicants from all over the country, but I became one of only 11 to be chosen. I am very excited to have this opportunity."
Hardin Among City’s Top CFOs
Elizabeth Hardin, vice chancellor for business affairs, recently was named one of Charlotte’s Chief Financial Officers of the Year by the Charlotte Business Journal. She was honored in the category large nonprofit/government organization.
As UNC Charlotte’s chief financial and administrative officer, Hardin is responsible for the University’s fiscal management and audit, facilities development and operation, human resources, public safety, technical operations and planning, business continuity and auxiliary services.
The Charlotte Business Journal solicited nominations for its CFO of the Year, which were evaluated by representatives from its partner Financial Executives International. Judges focused on nominees’ financial accomplishments, scope of responsibilities, respect and influence with their companies/organizations and a demonstrated commitment to fiscal integrity and accountability.