Information Security and Assurance scholar wins national scholarship

Marcus Guidry, a senior majoring in Information Security and Assurance at Kennesaw State University…

Georgia (Apr 16, 2012) — Marcus Guidry, a senior majoring in Information Security and Assurance at Kennesaw State University, was one of the two finalists selected to win the 2012 Robert Half Technology/AITP $2,500 National Scholarship. The official announcement was made March 30, during the annual AITP National Collegiate Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Guidry, who also is president of Kennesaw State's AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals) student chapter, is the first student from Georgia ever to receive this national scholarship award from Robert Half Technology. 

“Thanks to RHT, I will be able to finish my degree in Information Security,” said Guidry. “I have been actively involved in AITP for five years now, serving in the capacities of chapter president and Student Leadership Council (SLC) for Region 7. I am still passionate about reaching out to students and inspiring them to reach their career goals. I'm also equally passionate about giving back to the community by helping other nonprofit organizations with their technical needs.”


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit