Mark 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 recently 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 automated systems at the Skills USA National competition.
Karl Linderoth is a CNSS and Geographic Information Systems 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. 
He holds a Masters of Science in Career Technical Education and Information Systems from Ferris State University.  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 is CompTIA Network+ and Convergence+ (Voice Over IP) certified and holds a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in Windows Server Administration and Microsoft Technology Associate certifications in Network, Windows Server 2008, Operating Systems, Database Fundamentals, and Security. 
Linderoth completed post graduate coursework in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at George Mason University in Virginia in 2013 and worked in May and June 2014 on a nation-wide USDOL grant team tasked with building curriculum for both ArcGIS and Open Source GIS systems in order to bring low cost GIS access within reach of millions of people. During July to September 2014 Linderoth worked full time as a GIS Intern for CUPPAD (U.P. Regional Planning) to digitize content and update the Mich Dept of Transportation Bicycle Map for the central upper peninsula.  Bay College intends to begin offering a GIS degree in Fall 2015.

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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. September 2014 William was selected by the Michigan Occupational Deans from across the State as the Outstanding Adjunct Instructor of the Year.  He has worked in the industry for over 10 years and has his own business - Rapid River IT Services.

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