Mark-new-pic.jpgMark Highum is a Computer Network Systems and Security Instructor at Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba.  Highum has been employed at Bay College since 1996.  Originally hired as an Electronics Instructor, Highum wrote the Computer Systems Technology Degree in 1999 and transferred to that program full time in 2006, now called Computer Network Systems and Security.  He holds a Masters of Science in Career and Technical Education (Highest Distinction) from Ferris State University.  He has earned certifications from the ETA in Senior Electronics Technician, CompTIA in A+, Network+, and Security+, and is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA- 5 Exams) in Windows XP and Windows Server and Network Environment. Highum was named an Outstanding Educator for Bay College in 2008-2009.  Highum has passed the MTA Windows 7 OS, and Networking certifications. In 2010, Highum attained the CompTIA Linux+ and Linux Professional Institute certifications and recently attended Mobile Applications training and served as a judge for Mechatronics at the Skills USA National competition.

Karl Linderoth is a Computer Network Systems & Security and GIS Instructor at Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba.  Linderoth started in IT in 1996 as a Tech Coordinator for a local K-12 school.  He has also managed his own IT Company and served as a Network Tech and Director of IT Services for a government agency.  He has been employed at Bay College since 2001 and teaches  Network Security, Linux and Microsoft server courses.

He holds a Masters of Science in Career Technical Education and Information Systems from Ferris State University which is recognized by both the Higher Learning Commission and NIST\NICE\DoD CAE standards.  Linderoth was named an Outstanding Educator at Bay College in 2005-2006, and again in 2010-2011. He has been active in Information Technology positions for nearly 20 years and holds lifetime certifications from CompTIA in Network+, Convergence+ (Voice Over IP), and Security+CE. He is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) in Windows Server Administration, and has attained multiple Microsoft Technology Associate certifications including Mobility and Device Fundamentals and Cloud Fundamentals. Most recently he earned the CompTIA Security+ CE certification that meets the DoD 8140 requirements for both technical and management information assurance employment and auditing of DoD subcontractors.

Linderoth completed post graduate coursework in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at George Mason University in Virginia in 2013 and worked during the summer of 2014 to build curriculum for both ArcGIS and Open Source GIS systems on a USDOL grant and for CUPPAD as an intern. During the summer of 2016 Linderoth provided training throughout the Upper Peninsula to 125 K-12 math and science instructors in Geospatial and GIS skills. Currently, Linderoth is digging into cybersecurity training and research (DoD 8140) that will prepare students to the thousands of IT job openings expected nationwide.
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purdyw.jpgWilliam Purdy  is a Computer Network Systems and Security Instructor and full time Lab and Learning Assistant for Bay de Noc Community College.  William has been a part-time instructor at Bay College since Fall 2003. He has earned CompTIA's A+ certification and is Cisco CCNA certified. He also has passed the MTA Windows Operating System Fundamentals, Software Development Fundamentals, Security Fundamentals, Database Administration and Networking Fundamentals and recently has attended IPv6 and Hybrid Storage training. William has been named Outstanding Part-Time Faculty in 2008 and 2012. He has worked in the industry for over 10 years and has his own business - Rapid River IT Services.
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