Cardona Named International College April Student Of The Month

Cardona, a computer information technology major, also has been named to the dean’s list since enrolling at International College last year. The native of Barcelona, Spain, moved to Denver in 2000 to live with a friend, learn English and immerse himself in American culture. He then relocated to Cape Coral in January 2001 after marrying his wife, Claudia.

He was nominated by Dave Rice, chair of the computer information technology program.

“Marc is an excellent pupil, and as a foreign student from Spain he is always willing to volunteer his time to help other students achieve their potential in technology, especially Spanish-speaking students,” Rice said. “Marc is a superb software programmer and has blossomed in networking and web applications. He has lots of potential in the software development area.”

Cardona, who earned a directing degree in his native Spain, admits he wasn’t very computer savvy prior to receiving his education at International College.

“I didn’t expect to be student of the month,” he said. “It means a lot that Dr. Rice thinks that highly of me and has said all those nice things about me. I appreciate the recognition.”

Cardona looked at several other schools before deciding upon International College. He was convinced by the convenience and flexibility of the classes and was impressed by the friendly staff and faculty he met.

In addition to his studies, Cardona tutors foreign students through International College’s Academic Achievement Services program. He also works part-time for the Information Technology department as a lab and network assistant and assists Rice with various projects.

After earning his associate degree, Martin hopes to work toward a bachelor’s degree at International College. His plans are to become a computer programmer for a school or company. In the future, he hopes to use the knowledge he’s gained in computers and apply it toward filmmaking.

International College, located in Fort Myers at 8695 College Parkway in the Renaissance Center near the Cape Coral Bridge, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and offers associate, bachelor and master degree programs among 13 fields of study in business, law, healthcare, computer information technology and criminal justice.
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