HCC students complete web system for HART

By Haywood Community College | May 23, 2014
Photo by: Diana Conard Haywood Community College Computer Information Technology Class of 2014 students recently completed a web content management system design for Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (HART). Pictured at the unveiling of the project from left to right are:  HART representative Charles Mills, Instructor Russ Virgo, HART Representative Nyda Bittmann-Neville, HART Representative Steve Lloyd, and HCC students Diane Houston, Shawn Votaw, and Brian Hall.

Haywood Community College computer information technology class of 2014 students recently completed a web content management system for Haywood Arts Regional Theatre (HART). By applying what they learned throughout their time at HCC, the students were able to put their skills to work on a live hands-on community project. The new HART system was a Capstone project for students Brian Hall, Shawn Votaw and Diane Houston and they recently unveiled the finished project to HART representatives.

“We wanted a clean, elegant, informative look,” said HART Executive Director Steve Lloyd. “I really like what these students have done. It is a fabulous job. They should be proud of the fact that people will be looking at it for years to come.”

Instructor Russ Virgo says he has enjoyed what the theatre gives to the community and he was pleased the students could give something back to them.

“The students have done a fine job with this project,” he said. “It has been an excellent partnership for the students to work on something that helps the community. They are taking away so many lessons from this. HART’s website is used frequently throughout the community and will serve to showcase the talent and ability of students in HCC’s computer information technology program.”

Houston says she learned new skills from the project.

“I know the importance of listening to every detail of what a client wants,” she said. “I also learned to appreciate who you are working with and how important it is to work as part of a team.”

Visit www.harttheatre.com to see the website. For more information about HCC’s computer information technology or networking technology programs, call 565-4021.



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