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Technical Specialist III

University of Central Oklahoma
atompkins@uco.edu (405) 974-5213 College of Fine Arts and Design COM 103 , Box 86

About

As a photographer, amateur storm chaser, poet and opinionated writer, Anthony is always looking for the perfect angle.

Interests

Amateur Radio - K5AJT

Storm Chasing and Spotting

Photography

Poetry / Journalism / Politics

Jeeps and off-road activities

Cycling, Hiking, Swimming and Yoga

Experience

- 4 year BS in Photojournalism, with a minor in computer science from UCO class of 1996

- 9 years working in the newsroom of the Edmond Sun from 1996 - 2005

- Over a decade working as a Technical Specialist at the University of Central Oklahoma in the College of Fine arts and Design  from 2005 to the present (Technical Specialist III)

My expertise is in configuration, administration and troubleshooting computer hardware and software. 

I work with both Macintosh and Windows environments. I am proficient in computer upgrades, maintenance and repair. 

I'm mechanically inclined and not afraid to take on assembly or installation of just about anything related to computers, radios or general electronics, including networking equipment, audio/visual hardware, transmitting and receiving equipment and antenna hardware. With the right tools and accurate knowledge, there is nothing I won't try.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm. 

My lunch hour varies depending on my current projects and workload.

Professional and Community Involvement

UCO: Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) member

FEMA: ICS 100,200,400 / IS 700

FCC: Extra Class Amateur Radio operator K5AJT

Edmond Amateur Radio Society (EARS) member

American Radio Relay League (ARRL) member

City of Edmond, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) storm siren test reporting group

National Weather Service Severe Storm Lab at Norman / SkyWarn Spotter (Storm Spotter network)

Red Dirt Jeeps (jeep and off-road community club) member

Frank's Jeeps (jeep and off-road community club) member

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