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Honors Program

The Last Lecture

November 18th, 2014 at 7:30pm in Cascia Hall for the Last Lecture. 

The Last Lecture series has been a tradition at Merrimack since 1999. In 2013 the Honors Program resurrected the tradition. See below for information regarding this year’s Last Lecture at Merrimack.

2014 Speaker

Vance Poteat 
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science  

Vance Poteat was named the Edward G. Roddy, Jr. Outstanding
Teacher of the Year, a recognition given to him at Merrimack’s 64th
Commencement Exercises.  He was the 30th recipient of this
distinguished award, the first being in 1985 presented to Dr. Edward G. Roddy, Jr., professor of history. He teaches Computer Science in the School of Science and Engineering at Merrimack. 

Poteat began teaching at Merrimack in 2001 after a 20-year career at Bell Telephone Laboratories as a technical manager, where he designed and managed products that range from analog and digital corded, cordless, and video telephones, to digital cable television set top boxes, Sonet/SDH multiplexers, and circuit switches. He earned a M.S. in computer science from Rutgers University and a bachelors in electrical engineering technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He holds two patents and has published over 40 articles in journals and magazines.