ROSEBURG, Ore., April 13, 2023 —Umpqua Community College associate professor of CIS, John Blackwood, was recognized on March 16, 2023, as an Expert Level Instructor, by Cisco Systems, Inc. for his accomplishments and contributions to Cisco Networking Academy. This award recognizes his achievements as one of the top 10 percent of instructors globally in student feedback and performance.
Blackwood was also recently recognized with the Certified Ethical Hacker Award from the EC-Council, the gold standard in cybersecurity education and certification. The criteria included passing a certification exam with a score of 90% or higher, along with contributions to society, and other certifications, and activities. Blackwood has held his CEH certification since 2012.
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