We Are….IT! Feature Friday – Jon Cutler

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Jon Cutler

Chief Information Security Officer

 

 


What degrees do you hold?
B.B.A Emphasis on Business Information Systems – Marshall University
M.S Emphasis in Technology Management – Marshall University
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
ISC^2

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
I manage risk and raise awareness of information security around campus.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
The variety of people and professions. One day I may be talking to a faculty member who is an expert in science or arts, the next day I may be talking with a group of students, and after that work with campus administrators over in Old Main. I never go home thinking “Wow, my job is so boring.”

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
Whatever is new, especially with different types of international food. Most recently I’ve just visited Shangri-La Chinese restaurant, they are great!

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Someplace outdoors, but not too crowded. Recently visited the Pacific Northwest and enjoyed their old-growth forests. Standing in the middle of a grove of trees that have been around for 500-700 years…it can really change your perspective on what’s important.

What are you currently watching/Binging?
I believe our TV is stuck on the Home & Garden (HGTV) channel with the usual group of do-it-yourself and fixer-upper shows. Also enjoy a good sci-fi or psychology-thriller on Netflix.

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
Planes, trains, and automobiles. I enjoy airshows and aircraft museums. I also have been building and flying model radio-controlled (R/C) aircraft. Growing up in Huntington I have always loved the railroad, but have a deep interest in learning more about the era of ‘big steam engines’ (1900-1950’s). Automobiles, well I love to hop in the car with my wife Mona and go to places where we can see…planes and trains.

What is your LinkedIn?
https://www.linkedin.com/in/cutlerjon/

How can someone from our community reach you?
jon.cutler@marshall.edu


We Are….IT! Feature Friday – Gary Hall

Gary Hall

Manager, Information Services

What degrees do you hold?
B.B.A, Accounting – Marshall University
A.S, Computer Programming – Guildford Technical Community College.

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
I manage staff support of TECI and UCF for the campus community.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
The diverse people I work with.

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
Backyard Pizza, Black Sheep Burritos and Brews, The Ale House, Taste of Asia.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Florida Gulf. I like the clear water, just the way the beaches are. More Caribbean than the east coast.

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
Motorcycle riding, brewing beer, reading.

How can someone from our community reach you?
gary.hall@marshall.edu


We Are IT… Feature Friday – Shriya Khanal

 

Shriya Khanal

Database Analyst


What degrees do you hold?
BBA – Information Technology obtained from Pune Univeristy

How would you describe your role in IT?
Ensuring that data is available, protected from loss and corruption, and easily accessible as needed.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
I love that there is always something new to learn in the university, and I consider myself very fortunate to work in a field that is always changing and growing with new technologies, capabilities, and ideas.

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
Olive Garden and Bricks and Barrels in Charleston.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
I love beaches, and my all time favorites are Myrtle and Virginia Beach.

Who inspires you?
Stephen Hawking inspires me a lot. He was an extraordinary soul from our generation.

What is the best concert you’ve ever attended?
Music Midtown 2017 in Atlanta.

What is something you can’t live without?
The Internet.

What is the most adventurous thing you’ve done?
White water rafting.

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
I love traveling, playing sports, and reading novels in my free time.

How can someone from our community reach you?
khanals@marshall.edu


We Are… IT! Feature Friday – Sarah Quarles

Sarah Quarles

IT Security Analyst


What degrees do you hold?
BS – Integrated Science & Technology with an emphasis in Digital Forensics obtained from Marshall University

How would you describe your role?
I assist the CISO in protecting the security of IT infrastructure, devices on the network, and sensitive university data. I maintain the client inventory and software deployment system, Symantec Endpoint Protection antivirus management server, and the MU Alert contact database. Also involved in patch management, license compliance, vulnerability testing, incident response, and more.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
Getting exposed to various new technologies and software, while applying my technical skills and ideas. I also enjoy the higher education atmosphere and getting to walk around the beautiful campus.

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston are?
Jewel City – Best fish tacos in the world!

What is your favorite vacation spot?
The beach or a cabin our in the woods where I can hike or kayak. Anywhere warm and near moving water.

What are you currently watching/binging?
Classic movies from the 30s-50s.

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
Sewing, classic movies, hiking, kayaking, outdoors, running, lifting weights, and working out.

Any additional interests you’d like to add?
I’m a volunteer seamstress for Sow for Love, a non-profit organization that provides recyclable feminine products, clothing, and hygiene kits to poverty-stricken families in Haiti. I also operate video cameras at my church and the information desk for the children’s ministry.

How can someone from our community reach you?
quarles@marshall.edu

Plug in your LinkedIn
Sarah Quarles

 

 

 


We Are… IT! Feature Friday – Chelsie Cooper

Chelsie Cooper
Web Developer


 What degrees do you hold?
BS – Digital Forensics Information Assurance obtained from Marshall University

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
Designing, coding, modifying content and layout of Marshall’s website.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
I love learning new things, meeting new people, getting new opportunities, and challenging myself.

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
The Peddler.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Savannah, GA.

What are you currently watching/binging?
The Blacklist, This Is Us, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago Fire, 9-1-1

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
Traveling, hiking, volunteering, spending time with my dog, friends and family

Any additional interests you’d like to add?
I am the biggest dog lover you’ll ever meet. My friends would tell you I’m very outgoing and always looking to go on my next big adventure. I am a proud Big Sister for the Big Brother Big Sister program. I have been a certified lifeguard for 9 years, and a certified professional CPR/AED/First Aid instructor since August 2016.

How can someone from our community reach you?
cooper300@marshall.edu

Plug in your LinkedIn
Chelsie Cooper

 

 

 


We Are….IT! Feature Friday – JoAnn Black

JoAnn Black

Manager of Computing Technical Support Services

What degrees do you hold?
Bachelor’s in MIS from Marshall

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
I am the Manager of the IT Service Desk.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
This place is my second home, it feels like family!

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
Habachi’s in South Charleston or Sushi.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
Smith Mountain Lake in VA.

What are you currently watching/Binging?
I watch TV with my husband and he watches Street Outlaw, Curse of Oak Island, The Walking Dead and anything on the History channel. I don’t have any favorites I watch on a regular basis.

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
I love hunting, fishing, boating, cooking and shopping. I have three happy places that I really enjoy one is Smith Mountain lake, Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge and the other is my tree stand on the farm.
How can someone from our community reach you?
joann.black@marshall.edu


We Are….IT! Feature Friday – Jody Perry

Jody Perry

Executive Director, Technology Services

What degrees do you hold?
BBA – Management Information Systems / Math Minor
MS – Industrial Employee Relations
All obtained from Marshall University.

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
I assist the university community with all things IT

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
I like working at Marshall because I feel like I grew up here. I attended undergrad and graduate school here. After Grad school, I moved away and worked in other higher ed institutions but came back for this role in IT. I find Marshall provides a relaxed and productive atmosphere as well as a nice work/life balance. More specifically, I like working in the Information Technology Division because I feel like we all work as a cohesive team. Even though there are several teams that make up the whole, the whole team functions as one and is able to accomplish some amazing things!

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
I can’t pick just one! Some of my favorites are BackYard Pizza & Raw Bar, Black Sheep Burritos & Brews, Buddy’s BBQ, Shangri-La and Pho House.

What is your favorite vacation spot?
The Pacific Northwest, a deserted beach, a snowy mountain, or any vibrant city foreign or domestic.

What are you currently watching/Binging?
Everything on Netflix. I’ve almost reached the end.

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
I love to travel, spend time with my dog, kayaking and being in nature.

How can someone from our community reach you?
jody.perry@marshall.edu

 


Welcome New Employee – Azyn Chahryar

Welcome to our newest employee, Azyn Chahryar.

Azyn is our new Office Administrator and has a BBA in Management Information Systems from Marshall University.  Azyn says, “I love the opportunities to learn new things and technologies.  I am a naturally curious person and I’ve always wanted to learn how things work, so getting to see how everything runs is really cool.”

Here’s some other fun facts about our new employee:

Favorite Vacay Spot: Ohahu, HI – It is a small island, but it has so much beauty and adventure!
Currently Watching/Binging: Right now, I can’t get enough of Shameless, Grey’s Anatomy, and Black Mirror
Hobbies/Pastimes: I have been playing the piano since I was about 9 or 10, so I love having some spare time to play. On my free weekends, I travel the state with my best friend and we go to cool places we haven’t seen before. I also have a side business with photography. I love taking pictures, and it allows me to meet so many awesome people and create something beautiful for them.

Connect with Azyn on LinkedIn.


We Are….IT! Double Feature Friday – Ryan Adkins & Dave Daniel

This week is a “Double Feature Friday!” MUIT is spotlighting two of our employees, Ryan Adkins and Dave Daniel, that recently took part in the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center’s fifth annual “Dancing With Our Stars,” philanthropic event. During this event, local “celebrities” are paired with professional dancers to compete against each other for the mirror ball trophy. This event was attended by more than 550 people, and was the largest financial gain the Museum had seen in the event’s history. This year has broken all previous fundraising records held over the last five years.

 

Ryan and his partner Mary (pictured above left) moved on from each round based on the number of $1 votes they received, which is set aside for charity. The competition brought about a wide variety of dance styles from country all the way to Bollywood. Events like this are just one of Ryan’s many interests. Dave and his partner Lauren (pictured above right) also had a great time participating. While Ryan was the professional in his duo, Dave was the celebrity. He is well-known in his hometown of Ashland, KY, where the event is held every year. To get to know more about Ryan and Dave, check out their bio features below.


 

Ryan Adkins, Classroom Support Technician (TECI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What degrees do you hold? 
B.A. & M.A. in History
Both from Marshall University

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
I provide technology support for TECI classrooms.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
When I can help show somebody how to use technology in a way they’ve never considered, or that makes their job easier. That’s a great feeling.

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
Too many to choose from, but right now fried tofu in the pad thai at Surin of Thailand is at the top of my list!

Favorite vacation spot? 
The mountains or the beach, as long as there are no people nearby.

What are you currently watching/binging?
“Psych!” You know that’s right.

What are some of your favorite pastimes or hobbies? 
Everything from sci-fi/fantasy books and video games to building my own light saber out of hardware store parts and circuit boards.

Plug in your LinkedIn!
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rsadkins

How can someone from our community reach you?
adkins318@marshall.edu


Dave Daniel, ASAP Lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What degrees do you hold?
Bachelors – Management Information Systems
Masters – Technology Management

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
Banner System Security Administrator, BDM/Workflow Administrator and Database Analyst.

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
I love being on a campus and the way that it is constantly new and vibrant. Continually being engaged with new ideas and cultures in an incredible valuable thing to have at a workplace.

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
21 at The Fredrick.

Favorite vacation spot?
St. Augustine, FL. I got married there and my family has a place just south of there that we go visit a few times a year.

What are you currently watching/binging?
MindHunter, ridiculously interesting and good.

What are some of your favorite pastimes or hobbies?
My family is my #1 past time. I also co-own a Social Media Marketing & Consulting company, The Social Rip, and also Chair a Non-Profit, Build Ashland, in my hometown of Ashland, KY. I absolutely love doing both of these hobbies. It allows me to get to work with local government, other non-profits, local businesses, and meet some really good people. Plus, it brings help to so many in need, which is what it’s all about.

Plug in your LinkedIn!
https://www.linkedin.com/in/daved4/

How can someone from our community reach you?
davefdaniel@gmail.com


We Are….IT! Feature Friday – Crystal Stewart

Welcome to the first installment of “Feature Fridays”. Where we sit down with employee of the Information Technology Department and learn about their favorite things about not only their positions, but Marshall University.


Crystal Stewart, IT Client Engagement Manager

What degrees do you hold?
BBA – Accounting
MS Adult Education
All obtained from Marshall University

How would you describe your role in 10 words or less?
Faculty and Staff Training, Services Marketing, Student Liaison, Social Media

What is your favorite thing about working in IT or at MU?
I love the Marshall family and working with students!

What is your favorite restaurant in the Huntington/Charleston area?
21 at the Frederick

Favorite vacation spot?
The beach.

What are you currently watching/binging?
Black Mirror on Netflix

What are some of your favorite pastime activities?
I love crafty creative stuff with planners, photography, sun worshiping, and volunteering for AKPsi.

Plug your LinkedIn!
https://www.linkedin.com/im/crystalleestewart

How can someone from our community reach you?
crystal.stewart@marshall.edu