Academic Bio: As UA - Pulaski Tech's Webmaster and Public Information Specialist, Lennon's main responsibilities are managing the public website, content in the campus portal, mobile app, digital signage (campus TV screens), and virtual reality (VR) services. Since being in this position, he has received multiple awards through the years from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations for his work on the public website. Lennon is a proud alumnus of UA-PTC where he graduated with a degree in computer science. He has worked professionally in web development since the late 1990's managing and developing websites for celebrities, companies, and organizations. He has presented on internet safety as the keynote speaker at Convocation's for SAU Tech in Camden, and SEARK in Pine Bluff. He has served as a board member for The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce’s Next Generation of Young Professionals. As a board member, he was elected to serve as the co-chair of the board and was also elected to serve as the public relations director. In 2005, he saw the need for staff to have a voice on campus and established UA-PTC's Staff Senate where he served as President and was re-elected the following year for a second term. In 2007, he was the recipient of UA-PTC's Outstanding Employee Award for Service Excellence and Arkansas Community Colleges Outstanding Staff Award. In 2018, he received global recognition for his work in virtual reality technology which led UA-PTC to be ranked for having one of the top VR tours in the United States. After this success in VR, he developed a virtual classroom to help students with phobias when speaking in front of a class. In a trial run after being completed, students who failed speech in the previous semester were passing after using this new technology. The virtual classroom is still used to this day by UA-PTC students and from students all over the world. Since launching the virtual classroom, he has co-hosted global webinars with VR companies about using virtual reality technology in higher education and has consulted other schools about using VR. In the fall of 2018, he was the recipient for UA-PTC's Outstanding Alumnus. In 2019, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Employee Award for Service Excellence becoming the first employee at UA-PTC to receive the award twice since being offered in 1997. A few months later, he was awarded the outstanding achievement award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for his work in the community. Lennon continues to stay up to date in the latest trends in web development and is always happy to assist students and employees when needing assistance.