C5 Celebrates CAE Success in Huntsville

C5 had reason to celebrate this June, as representatives of fourteen mentee schools traveled to Huntsville, Alabama, to be designated or re-designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAEs) in Cybersecurity Education, as part of the National Cyber Summit. 

C5's leadership hosted a reception on June 6 to honor successful participants in the C5 Mentor Program — colleges and universities being awarded the CAE designation, as well as the C5 mentors who supported them through the application process.

At the reception, CAE designees were presented with a commemorative challenge coin; mentors received a "CAE Mentor" lapel pin. 

The official National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Designation Ceremony took place on June 7 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Ten two-year colleges that participated in the C5 Mentor Program received the CAE2Y designation, and four four-year universities received the CAE-CDE designation.

For a complete list of institutions that have received CAE designations through the C5 Mentor Program in Year 2 of the C5 grant, see our Mentoring Success page.