Alumni Spotlight - Greg Knight

greg-knight-mengThis alumni spotlight was originally shown in the December 2010 IEM Newsletter.

The December featured IEM alumnus is Greg Knight, Information Systems Manager, Telecommunications for UAB Health System. Greg manages a team of engineers and technicians who support PBX and VoIP(Cisco) phone systems as well as several Nurse Call systems. The team is also responsible for mobile devices. Greg has worked with UAB Health System since 1996 and has held various positions with Health System Information Services. Prior to his current position, Greg served a Senior Network Engineer.


Greg received a BS in Business Administration from Faulkner University in 1999. Greg graduated from the IEM program in May of 2010. Greg is a WEBELOS den leader with Cub Scout Pack 100 in Gardendale, Alabama. Greg volunteers as a boating safety instructor with the U.S. Coast Guard. Greg and his wife Lorrie are members of Enon Baptist Church. They have one son, Jake.


IEM Thoughts...


"As a member of the UAB extended IT community I have been aware of the IEM program since its beginning. As each summer approached, I would consider biting the bullet and applying to the IEM program and would continually come up with an excuse not to commit."


"In March 2008, I received the gift of life by way of a kidney transplant. This was after two years of failing health. As I spent two months recovering from the transplant surgery, I had lots of time to think about the direction I needed to take my career. Having been highly technical and specialized for over a decade, I knew I needed a new perspective. I decided NOW was the time to commit to IEM. I used this 'free' time I had to apply to the IEM program. In August 2008, just a mere 5 months after the transplant surgery, I started IEM and I was on the path to gaining a new perspective."


"My time spent in the IEM program provided me with a career-altering viewpoint and a confidence boost. I am certain that my IEM experience opened the door that led to my recent promotion."

 

Join Greg on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/gregdknight.