Information Technology Faculty Highlight – Chris Hefner

Chris HefnerChris Hefner is a valuable asset of the West Virginia Junior College-Bridgeport faculty. He is adored by many of our students, and works hard to keep his students engaged in classroom activities. In addition to being highly valuable to our staff, Chris is highly educated. Chris graduated from the Bridgeport campus of WVJC. He earned his associate degree in Information Technology in December of 2014. He also holds several certifications in his field. He understands the importance of continuing his education, and teaches his students the importance of this as well.
Before beginning his career at WVJC, Chris worked at Microsystems as an IT Technician. When asked why he made the choice to teach at WVJC he says, “I wanted to give back to the institution that gave me my degree.” Now, Chris is an IT adjunct instructor at WVJC. He teaches both entry level and advanced IT courses. Chris also helps the WVJC staff by being the onsite technician. His favorite part about working at WVJC is seeing his students be successful. He says, “Watching them succeed in their field and passing certifications. Knowing that I helped get them there is an amazing feeling.”
In addition to Chris’s successful career, he enjoys his home life with his wife and daughter. They inspire Chris daily and keep him on the right path. Chris is also motivated by his mentor Aaron Jones, WVJC Bridgeport’s IT coordinator. He says, “he keeps me forever in the IT mindset.” We hope that Chris is with us for years to come because we find his passion for teaching to be extremely valuable. He says, “I would like to continue to teach. I have found pride and accomplishment in watching my knowledge flow into students and make their lives better.”

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