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Computer geeks: It’s a woman’s world, too

By Industry News

Tidewater Community College’s Women’s Center will host a panel discussion on March 15 titled “Women and Computers” that will highlight careers for females in a burgeoning industry.

Heather Engel, executive vice president of Sera-Bynn, will be the keynote speaker. Engel took part in Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s cyber entrepreneurship roundtable last July.

The event, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at TCC’s Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, room K320, is free and open to the public. Anyone attending the lunch must RSVP by March 14 at

TCC information technology professor Kim Perez will moderate the panel, which will include Tracy Gregorio, president of G2 Ops Global, Inc.; Irene Conlin, senior cyber security analyst at General Dynamics; and Jeri Prophet, president and chief executive officer of IntellecTechs, Inc.

“This is an opportunity to explore a lucrative field that we encourage all women to consider when making career decisions,” said Gretchen Edwards-Bodmer, leadership development coordinator for the Women’s Center.

By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs available in computing related fields. U.S. graduates are on track to fill 29 percent of those jobs, with women filling only 3 percent of those, according to Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.

TCC offers an Associate of Science in Science with a Specialization in Computer Science that is a transfer degree. In addition, the college has an Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology and multiple career studies certificates in the field, including one in cyber security.

For more information, contact the Women’s Center at 757-822-7296 or

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St. LEO – IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE: A Veteran’s Success Story

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St. Leo, FLORIDA – Monday, January 23, 2017 – Saint Leo University is pleased to announce the launch of the university’s first integrated marketing campaign. IntellecTechs’ Jeri Prophet, President and CEO, is one of the first Alumni Students featured prominently in the campaign.

“It’s Your Time to Shine”, is a campaign based on alumni success stories and will be delivered across three marketing mediums: traditional (TV, radio, email, outdoor, and transit), web/online, and social media. This campaign was developed to drive enrollment – both undergraduate and graduate – to the new Saint Leo WorldWide division and to raise awareness of Saint Leo University. The campaign will span 28 markets and support both Spring 2 and Summer 1 terms. Flight dates for TV and radio will “pulse” four weeks on, two weeks off, four weeks on. All other sources of campaign-related marketing will run continuously over the 10-week period.

Jeri Prophet took full advantage of her GI Bill benefits, earning a BA and MBA from Saint Leo University. Ms. Prophet founded IntellecTechs, a growing cybersecurity company located in Virginia Beach, VA, and has launched a number of veteran employment related initiatives. In addition to the above television commercial, her interview is featured in radio ads, billboards, and website content.

Learn more about Jeri Prophet’s Veteran Success Story and how Saint Leo University can advance your military career or help you transition into a completely different field with their degree programs in a variety of liberal arts and professional studies fields at

Keep an eye out for her billboards across the United States!

IntellecTechs President and CEO Jeri Prophet Honored at Still Serving Awards Ceremony

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Flagship and Military Newspaper honored Jeri Prophet at the 2012 Still Serving Military Retiree and Veteran Awards. The event recognized retired military and veterans, who made an impact in the Hampton Roads community.

March 5, 2013 – PRLog — The Flagship and Military Newspaper honored Jeri Prophet along with ten other honorees at the 2nd Annual Still Serving 2012 Military Retiree and Veteran Awards. The event held at Nauticus in Downtown Norfolk recognized eleven individuals, retired military and veterans, who made a significant impact in the Hampton Roads community and the lives of our men and women who have served the Military.

“I am very grateful to be honored as a Still Serving Award recipient because I feel it is my mission to help the veteran community whenever possible,” said Jeri Prophet, President/CEO of IntellecTechs a Virginia Beach based Information Technology company.

Jeri proudly served the U.S. Navy from 1992 to 2002 with numerous accomplishments, earning a reputation as a “top gun” Navy Information Technology and Training Professional. Using her passion and resources, Jeri has developed programs and services to enhance the lives of veteran men and women. She founded, an online resource where veterans can search for jobs with top companies that are willing to hire highly qualified, eligible veterans and Wounded Warriors.

Ms. Prophet founded MOVIT (Mentoring Our Veterans Into Tomorrow), a mentorship program which secures suitable employment for Wounded Warriors/People with Significant Disabilities by partnering with state and federal contractors as well as commercial businesses.

Jeri founded IntellecTechs, in 2008, a full-service Information Technology company which specializes in networking, cybersecurity, repairs, custom computer builds, web design, programming and certification training. Their experienced engineers and technicians, provide comprehensive computer services to a variety of government, military, commercial and residential clients.

Read more about Jeri Prophet’s Still Serving 2012 Award at….

Newsmaker: Teen’s death questions Kik app safety

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YORK COUNTY — Police say a man raped a 14-year-old girl he met through a Smartphone app and they’re checking to see whether he had similar contact with others.

The teen from York Co. met 20-year-old Michael Baigert Jr. through Kik, an app where people communicate and send pictures, said Lt. Dennis Ivey.

Investigators say he told the girl he was 16-years-old.

After nearly two weeks of communication, they met on Dorothy Drive on August 27, Ivey stated, and during a walk, they went into woods and that’s where the attack occurred.

The incident was reported to York-Poquson Sheriff’s Office on October 27.

Authorities say they searched Baigert’s Berrywood Road home the next day and arrested him that night.

Baigert Jr. is in the Va. Beach jail charged with rape, object sexual penetration and use of a communication system to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

The girl was raped in a subdivision called Willow Lakes in the Grafton area of York County. Stacey West lives in the neighborhood and has a 15-year-old daughter.

“That’s a shame. All the social medial websites and everything you never know who you’re talking too, who they could be, what they’re doing what their intentions are,” West said.

She intends to talk to her daughter about the assault when she gets home from school.

“I already intend on talking to her and her friends both,” West said.
Dominic Digangi, a 17-year-old Grafton High School student knows about the KIK app but says he has no use for it and prefers to use twitter and facebook.

“You basically meet random people from around your areas. I’m not looking to meet new people and random. I have friends and stuff so I haven’t downloaded it,” Digangi said.

Mr. Donald R. Frank as Chief Operating Officer

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VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – IntellecTechs, Inc., a Virginia Beach based Information Technology Company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Donald R. Frank as Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Frank’s diverse background brings 23 years of experience in the aerospace, defense, and civilian Government services sectors to IntellecTechs. Having spent his career either directly supporting, leading, or proposing solutions to contracts that support the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and several Department of Defense (DoD) agencies. Prior to joining IntellecTechs, Don spent five years with Sierra Lobo, Inc. and served as Vice President of Business Development, where his teams developed over a half a billion dollars in revenue for the firm.

Prior to supporting Business Development, Mr. Frank had responsibility for over 200 workers and provided management oversight for numerous scientific, IT, and Government services contracts at the same agencies. He began his career as a Meteorologist supporting Earth observations and forecasters predicting the weather for the launch and landing of the Space Shuttle at the NASA Johnson Space Center.

In addition, Mr. Frank’s background includes meteorological analysis, satellite remote sensing research, scientific high-performance multiprocessor programming (FORTRAN, C, C++, and various high level languages), systems administration, project and program management, contract management, capture management and proposal writing. Mr. Frank has a Bachelor’s of Science in Meteorology from the State University of New York in Oswego, NY.

IntellecTechs, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is 8(a) Certified by SBA, SDB, SDVOSB, VOSB, EDWOSB, SB, and SWaM certified.