Joel Christopher Jr.
102 Lakewood Court, Easley, SC 29642
(864) 269-2426
Associate of Science in Network System Administration
Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC
2005 – December 2007 – GPA: 3.84
· National Technical Honor Society

2007 – Certificate in Computer Technology with a Major in Linux Administration
2007 – Certificate in Computer Technology with a Major in CISCO Routing/Network Configuration
2007 – Certificate in Computer Technology with a Major in CISCO Network Associate
2007 – Certificate in Computer Technology with a Major in Computer Technician
2001-2003 AS – Medical Laboratory Technology - GPA: 4.0

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
Clemson University, Clemson, SC - 1998
Laboratory Research and Advanced Microbiology Classes
Clemson University, Clemson, SC - 1999 – 2000
Languages: C++, SQL
Database: SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Office Access 2003
Environments: Windows 98 / Window XP / Window7
Applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
CERTIFICATION CompTIA A+ Certification
Technician Coordinator-Laptop Support
Alorica Incorporated
July 2009 – Present
· Provide technical support and troubleshooting for advance technical issue with Samsung laptop, printers, monitors, hard drives, and optical drives
· Navigate customers through hardware, software and networking functions of a laptop.
· Provide clear and easy to understand direction regarding LAN and wireless network connections for laptops and printers.
· Answer customer questions about technical features and functions of Samsung products
Computer Technician
Digital Management Solutions
May 2008 – Jan 26, 2009
· Repair computer software, hardware, and associated peripherals.
· Customer support for security systems and camera problems.
· Testing and QC of mobile security trailers:
· Including configuration of video servers, routers and laptops.
· Troubleshooting and repair of:
· DVR security systems
· Computer-based DVR security systems
· Security cameras
Greenville Tech. Computer Repair Dept. Internship, Greenville, SC
June 2007 – Aug 2007
· Setting-up and re-imaging computers in computer labs
· Trouble-shooting and repairing computers
Medical Lab Tech.
The Blood Connection, Greenville, SC
July 2003 – May 2004
· Testing of blood and blood products for infectious diseases.
· Performing equipment maintenance, calibrations, and QC.
Customer Service Representative
Tele-Tech Corporation, Greenville, SC
Nov 2000 – May 2001
· Handling one-on-one customer inquiries and concerns.
· Processing orders and supply requests.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

President Bush's Commencement Speech at Furman

Politics should be set aside during President Bush's commencement speech tonight at Furman University. The commencement tonight should not be treated as a forum to protest the controversies of the current administration. The right to free speech is one of the most valuable rights that we have in this country and there has already been plenty of those that have exercised their right to protest President Bush's visit.
However the commencement itself should be treated as a political neutral zone where the rights of the student should be respected so that they can enjoy one of the most important moments of their lives .

Governor Sanford helped arranged the President's visit to the University. Sanford's spokesman Moore stated in the Greenville News that "all senior class leaders and executives of the Association of Furman Students" had the opportunity to approved the President as the commencement speaker."

Some 60 professors have promised to stand during the commencement to protest President Bush's administration while others professor have said that they will not participate in the commencement. Professors at Furman are upset that they were not consulted about the decision however Moore stated that "there has never been a policy or a precedent for faculty approval of commencement speakers."

Many of the professors at Furman have had the opportunity to protest the President's visit by signing the "We Object" protest letter and other forms of protest. There are many people that jobs requiring them to deal those that they disagree with or just dislike.
The bottom line is that these professors are employees of the university and should be held to high standards while they act as representatives of Furman University and be respectful of the students being honored tonight.