SWAT Team Forms to Enhance WWU Website –


Facilitator:  Dr. Linda Davis

Updating websites requires both dedicated effort and technological expertise. Students at William Woods University are putting their talents to use in an organization called Student Website Advancement Team (SWAT).

Organized by Dr. Linda Davis, professor of management information systems at WWU, SWAT works with clients around the nation to create and update their website. Students are each assigned a client project to work on throughout the semester.  Members meet each Monday as a team to discuss, collaborate and troubleshoot the sites.

SWAT students enjoying KOBE steak house at an end of the year appreciation dinner.

“The organization will help students involved gain website experience and be more efficient at web design. SWAT will benefit the students by assisting clients post more information online,” said Bonte.

In addition, SWAT also works directly with the University to help faculty with their department websites.  This additional assistance helps them keep their department web pages current and include information helpful to students, such as necessary classes.

SWAT engaged with potential new members at the Activities Fair

SWAT members will gain job experience by working with faculty, clients and as a team.

“It is imperative that we provide students with experiences beyond the classroom that expand on their abilities, ideas and ambitions,” says Davis. “How fortunate SWAT can provide that opportunity while providing the university with a valuable service.”

The program follows one of WWU’s goals for students, to gain the necessary skills to succeed in the work place.

By allowing students the opportunity to work with clients, they are gaining valuable experience that will further prepare them for their careers.

Supporting Students

Dr. Davis walks Marcelo Carreiro out on Senior Day for Soccer

Distinguished Scholar award

Stacie Bonte accepts award on behalf of the MIS department

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Dr Davis instructs website students regarding client site