About me

I am currently the Web Content Specialist at Blinn Community College. I have earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Information Systems with an emphasis in Web Development from Amarillo College, a Certificate of Completion in Computer Information Systems from Amarillo College, and a Certificate of Completion in Web Development and Design from the University of Texas at Austin Continuing and Extended Education.

I am passionate about learning and sharing my thoughts and ideas to the higher education website community. My focus is not on website design alone, but how a website performs for the user.

My philosophy is to keep things simple for website usability, focus on website standards for website accessibility, and to ensure that higher educational websites meet the highest standards of editorial and graphic quality.

HTML coding
95
CSS
90
JavaScript
60
PHP
70
Social Media Marketing
80
Search Engine Marketing
90
Search Engine Optimization
70
David White

Services

Website Design

I strive to ensure that higher educational websites meet the highest standards of editorial and graphic quality. My focus is not on website design alone, but how a website performs for the user.

My philosophy is to keep things simple for website usability and to focus on website standards for website accessibility. Experience:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • PHPWebsite CMS
  • Umbraco CMS
  • Bento CMS
  • Teaching

    Adjunct Faculty at Amarillo College teaching Online Marketing Tools and E-Commerce Marketing academic classes.

    Technology trainer at Amarillo College teaching staff, faculty and students how to use our content management system. This training also included best practices in UX and UI in content and website design.

    Social Media

    A champion of social media tools and technologies, with a track record of creating and implementing successful social media programs. Achieved a strong, visible social media presence and developed concepts with viral potential for all Amarillo College social media channels.

    Online Marketing

    I developed and managed online marketing campaigns for Amarillo College, effectively driving brand awareness, engagement and traffic to the Amarillo College website. Google Adwords Certified.

    Leadership

    Awarded the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development for innovative ideas and leadership at Amarillo College.

    User Experience

    I have website UX experience development using card sorting, collaboration, competitive evaluation, task flows, usability testing, wireframes, and workshops to improve website experiences for the user. The UX process simplifies communication barriers by bridging the gap between end-users, designers and developers.

    Community

    I am passionate about learning and sharing my thoughts and ideas to the higher education website community. I have presented at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations Conference (NCMPR), the Texas Association of Community College Marketers Conference (TACCM), and the Texas Association of Community College Attorneys (TACCA).

    Info Architecture

    Experience in delivering website data flows, concept sketches, wireframes, and prototypes for global navigation, dashboard hub, user administration, and screens for data validation, data visualization and reporting.

    Higher Education

    I have over 13 years of experience working in higher education. My higher education background includes working for the office of the registrar, student support services, college marketing, public relations, and as an adjunct faculty member.


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    Nice words about my work…

    173
    Amarillo College / Blinn Program and Departmental Websites

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    Trained Content Administrators at Amarillo College

    4745
    Days of Experience

    My work

    I have worked on dozens of Higher Education projects, so I have picked only the latest for you.

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    Blinn College

    Blinn College

    Cascade CMS - Bootstrap

    Blinn College is a two-year academic institution based in Brenham, Texas, with campuses in Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg, and Sealy. While Brenham is Blinn's main campus, with dorms and apartments, more than 65 percent of its students attend the Bryan campus.

    Established in 1883, Blinn College offers academic transfer, workforce training and continuing education classes for approximately 19,000 students.

    This website is currenlty under development, with an anticipated launch in spring of 2018.

    • Cascade CMS
    • Bootstrap
    Texas A & M Veterinary Medicine

    Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine

    Umbraco CMS

    The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is a college of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

    Founded in 1916, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences is one of only 31 colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States and Canada. It is consistently ranked as one of the top 5 vet schools in the country, according to U.S. News.

    The college offers an undergraduate program in Biomedical Sciences, a professional Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, and numerous graduate programs relating to veterinary medicine and epidemiology.

    • Umbraco CMS

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    Blinn College Portal

    Blinn College Portal

    Ellucian Portal - SharePoint

    The Blinn College Portal uses the Ellucian Portal platform, a higher education portal software that provides a unified gateway to campus networks and ready access to critical resources and data.

    By drawing on information housed in a common database, the Ellucian Portal enables users to do whatever their role requires, whether that’s posting course assignments and mid-term test results or checking account balances and grade status.

    • Ellucian Portal (Share Point)
    Amarillo College

    Amarillo College

    phpWebsite

    Amarillo College is a two-year community college in Amarillo, Texas with over 10,000 students that was established in 1929 as Amarillo Junior College. Amarillo College has a total of six campuses.

    The Amarillo College website uses a content management system called phpWebSite, developed by the Web Technology Group at Appalachian State University.

    • phpWebsite
    Amarillo College Continuing Education

    Amarillo College Continuing Education

    phpWebsite

    The Continuing Education department at Amarillo College offers a wide variety of recreational, lifelong learning classes for students of all ages. From computer software to arts and crafts, motorcycles to yoga, our instructors are passionate about their craft and will excite and inspire you to feel the same.

    This departmental website uses a content management system called phpWebSite, developed by the Web Technology Group at Appalachian State University.

    • phpWebsite

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    Panhandle PBS

    Bento CMS

    Panhandle PBS began operation in August, 1988 as the Panhandle’s PBS member station. Licensed to Amarillo College the station extends the community college philosophy of improving the quality of life for all residents.

    This website uses the Bento Content Mangement System (CMS). This is a flexible CMS for stations to create websites, manage digital experiences, and leverage Media Manager content libraries. It is designed to meet the needs of stations looking for a simple and integrated template solution, as well as stations looking to leverage content throughout the system in unique, customized ways. Bento is fully hosted by PBS.

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    Adjunct Faculty

    Class Video

    ETWR-1931 Social Media Tools

    An academic class instructing students on how to promote organizations, products and services using social media tools such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter. Adhering to the rules of online etiquette, I instructed students on how to build a community and curate its contributed information so that the information reliably provides online support for products or services.

     

    CMS Training Manual

    phpWebsite

    The CMS training manual for the Amarillo College website

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    CMS Training Manual

    phpWebsite

    The CMS training manual for the Amarillo College website

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    Awards & Certifications

    Hoot Suite

    HootSuite Certified

    Google Adwords

    Google Adwords Qualified

    N.I.S.O.D Excellence Award

    NISOD Leadership

    Associate of Applied Science

    Amarillo College - A.A.S. Computer Information Systems

    Certificate Computer Information Systems

    Amarillo College - Certificate - Computer Information Systems

    Certificate Website Development

    University of Texas - Website Development Certificate

    Certificate Website Management

    University of Texas - Website Management

    Share Point

    Share Point Certification