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Colby student has highest MOS score in Kansas

CCC Student Has Highest MOS Test Score

Wed May 17, 2023

Recent Colby Community College graduate Laura Bogen passed the Word 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam with the highest score in Kansas during the spring semester.

MOS certification validates mastery of Microsoft Office skills that are beneficial in a wide range of jobs and other life pursuits.

Bogen, from Strausberg, Germany, is now qualified for the 2023 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship next month in Orlando, Fla. She is the third Colby student since 2020 to qualify for the national competition.

"This certification means a lot to me!" said Bogen. "It shows that international students deserve their place here and can reach their goals like anyone else."

Bogen played volleyball for two seasons and made the honor roll each semester she was enrolled. She is grateful to CCC instructors for her progress.

"A reason for my and other students' success is the teachers at Colby Community College. Crystal Pounds, my computer concepts teacher, is one of them. She helped me understand the class and was also a big supporter outside the classroom. I want to thank everyone who helped me academically in the last two years at CCC!"

In addition to Bogen, 19 other CCC students gained Word 2019 certification:

Alessia Bergesio, Italy; Eric Cain, Oakley; Mariana Castillo, Stratton, Colo.;
Demi Daniels, Scotia, Neb.; Antone Higgs, Bahamas; Rileigh Holcomb, Ford; Olivia Hoppe, Colby; Makendra Hunt, Wichita; Lily Kleymann, Tribune; Zane Lucksavage, Robbinsville, N.C.; Mayola Orrantia, Colby; Gian Ramirez, Oakley; Avery Reuber, Hoxie; Carter Roth, Canada; Allie Seltman, Alexander; Jakeob Stewart, Bronson; Ryan Sullivan, Bellevue, Neb.; Adam Vulcano, Canada; and Joaquin Wahlmeier, Clayton.

Completing PowerPoint 2019 were Bergesio, Bogan, Rebekah Fell, Benkelman, Neb.; and Holli Hopper, Gem.

Since becoming a Microsoft Imagine Academy testing site in 2015, CCC has provided training on fundamental technology skills for students, staff and community members interested in enhancing performance in a particular area or pursuing a career in IT.

Other certification options through Colby Community College include Access 2019, Outlook 2019, SharePoint 2019, OneNote 2019, Word 2019 Expert Part 1, Word 2019 Expert Part 2, Excel 2019 Expert Part 1, and Excel 2019 Expert Part 2.

For more information, contact Pounds at (785) 460-5524.