Kyle Ramsey, an Ivy Tech Bloomington School of Computing and Informatics student, has been selected from more than 80 applicants across the United States and Canada to participate at Cisco Live, Cisco’s largest customer event, in Las Vegas in July. Ramsey will serve as a member of the Networking Academy Dream Team. He is one of only 11 students selected for the team.

“I’m excited to get the opportunity to set up and configure over 1,000 wireless access points and three semi-trailers full of Cisco gear,” Ramsey said. “The network will be operational for more than 25,000 event attendees.”

Ramsey became involved with Cisco last fall when he began working toward Cisco certifications through the Cisco Networking Academy. He has earned one certification so far and will have the opportunity to take his second Cisco certification exam at the event in July.

“I really have to attribute this opportunity to the full time computing and informatics faculty at Ivy Tech Bloomington and adjunct instructor, Brian Farnsley,” Ramsey said. “They have provided opportunities that I never would have received at any other institution. I have attended four other colleges and none of them have compared to the education I have received from this group of professors and instructors.”

Ramsey is working toward associate degrees in both Network Infrastructure and Cyber Security.

In addition to his studies at Ivy Tech and involvement with Cisco, Ramsey currently works as an intern at Smithville Fiber and will transition to a full time position as a Network Engineering Specialist there on May 29.

To find out more about the Network Infrastructure and Cyber Security degree programs at Ivy Tech, contact Chris Carroll at 812-330-6233 or

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Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.