IT employees Torrence, Hyman presented certificates of appreciation

group of 3 standing in a line with 2 holding framed certificates

Lynn Hyman, computer systems analyst, and Chris Torrence, senior computer technician, recently received certificates of appreciation for their work moving the College’s Banner and myPellissippi systems to new servers in Smyrna.

The transfer to the state’s data center, the Office of Information Resources, means lower costs, shared resources and better disaster recovery. However, faculty, staff and students shouldn’t see any change in service.

“I can’t overemphasize the great job that Lynn and Chris have done,” said Jerry Bryan, vice president of Information Services. “This was a large and very difficult project not only technically but in how many people and moving parts were involved.”

The move from servers on campus to servers at the OIR took about 18 months.

“There were so many moving parts to this project to try to maintain access to Banner and myPellissippi for faculty, staff, and students,” said Linda Peterson, director of Network and Technical Services. “Getting all of this to work on new servers was a huge project.”

Hyman has worked at Pellissippi State since 2000, and Torrence has been employed twice, from June 1993 to December 2012 and again since August 2013.