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RTF Partners with College of Charleston Security Club

The Rural Technology Fund recently partnered with the College of Charleston Computer Science Department to help form the college’s first Computer Security Club. The club was put together by Leo Pate, a CofC senior who had a passion for security that he wanted to share with others on campus. The club now boasts over thirty members and thrives through weekly meetings and participation in various information security events around Charleston.

On January 15th, RTF Director Chris Sanders presented a $2000 check to the club to fund their first year and the purchase of lab equipment. Two new scholarship opportunities targeted South Carolina high school seniors and Charleston area college students were also announced.



Chris Sanders presents a check to the College of Charleston Computer Security Club

Picture Here (Left to Right): CofC Interim CS Dept Chair Dr. George Pothering, CS Club President Leo Pate, ISSA Officers David Coursey, Chad Hobbs, Jason Graves, and RTF Director Chris Sanders


The RTF is committed to furthering technical education in areas where its needed in an effort to help develop the next generation of technology professional.


You can read more about the College of Charleston Computer Security Club and the RTF’s contribution here:


You can apply for one of these scholarships here: