Terris Mikelk

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Mountain View College

Terris Mikelk was recently certified as a master instructor by Microsoft Corp. The Microsoft Office Specialist program is the only comprehensive, performance-based certification program approved by Microsoft to validate desktop computer skills using Microsoft Office programs. Mikelk is one of only around 6,000 certified Microsoft Office Specialist master instructors.

A West Point graduate, he became an expert infantryman with certifications in special forces; parachute jumpmaster; and nuclear, biological and chemical warfare. He was a tank company commander in Germany and cavalry officer in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star.

Following his military service, he went to work for Electronic Data Systems and now has 30 years of experience managing information systems. After joining Texas Instruments, he earned the Certificate of Production and Inventory Management from the American Production and Inventory Control Society.