Posted By Shelby on May 30, 2018

West Columbia, SC – Sam Haney, a local West Columbia resident, was recently recognized by Independence University with the Distinguished Master Thesis Award. Haney has been attending Independence University since 2016 and will graduate with his master's degree in information systems on June 2. The Distinguished Master Thesis Award is given to the master's student with the best thesis in each department (business, healthcare, and technology) at Independence University. “This award is given to a thesis that adds to the body of knowledge of the profession with exemplary content and exceptional ideas,” said Dr. Carmen Herbel Spears, Dean of Independence University's School of Healthcare. “Winning the Distinguished Master Thesis Award is an honor that is earned through hard work. I would personally like to offer my congratulations for the achievement.” Haney's thesis focuses on a business's use of a computer storage area network (SAN). He examined how a company that uses an out-of-date SAN will be prone to failure and blocks. He mapped out the problems of an old SAN, the design of a new SAN, and how a new and improved SAN can increase employee productivity. “While at times it was difficult to juggle school, a full-time job, and my personal life, I just had to remind myself that it was only for a short period of time and it would be worth it in the end,” Haney said. “Independence University has given me the confidence to look at management opportunities in my field.” Haney plans to stay in the computer programming field and share his knowledge as an adjunct faculty member at the University. About Independence University Independence University provides online, career-focused higher education to students across the U.S. Offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in healthcare, business, graphic arts and technology, Independence University is committed to preparing professionals for meaningful careers and an increased sense of satisfaction. Independence University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. For more information, visit #####