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Top Secret Colonials – 24-Hour Gaming Marathon

Below you will find the registration form for TSC’s Spring 2023 Gaming Marathon. The marathon is being held March 25th & 26th from 10am-10am in Wheatley. All participants must register, and the registration fee is $5. It will be $10 if you wait to register until the day of. Registration fees will only be accepted as cash given to any officer or Dr. Paullet (office is Wheatley 229) in an envelope with your first and last name. ALL money raised from this event will be donated to St. Judes Research Hospital. This event is SET eligible. Please let us know if you have any questions! 

Below the registration form you will find a link to pay directly to St. Jude’s. If you pay via link please take a screenshot to show that you have paid to get in the door. The screenshot must show your name.

Registration Form:

Payment Link:

Federal Workforce Information Session and USAJobs Primer

Tim Dauk (’22) will be on campus on Wednesday, March 15th to present on how to apply for a job in technology in the Federal Government. The presentation will be held in the Wheatley Cafe from 4:30 – 5:15. Information on the presentation and speaker is listed below. Students will be awarded 1 hour of SET credit. Pizza will be served.

Abstract: Applying for positions in the Federal Government can be quite different from applying for private sector jobs. This session will go over some of the differences. Benefits and position requirements will be discussed. A brief tour and familiarization with will be provided. Finally, time will be reserved for questions and answers.

Bio: Tim Dauk joined the PA Air National Guard in 2002 as an aircraft maintainer, specializing in RF systems, such as radios and navigational aids. He became a federal employee in August 2006 doing the same. He then moved to Quality Assurance in maintenance. Currently, he fills the role as an Information Systems Security Manager. His duties include vulnerability scanning, risk management, communications security, and emissions security. Tim currently has a Security + certification, and is working toward CISSP and CAP certifications. Tim is a recent graduate from RMU earning a B.S. Digital Forensics & Cyber Security in May 2022.

Join the Top Secret Colonials (TSC)

The Top Secret Colonials (TSC) will hold their first meeting for this semester on Tuesday, January 17th in the Wheatley Cafe at 3:30 pm. We have a lot of events planned for the semester and are ready to get you all involved! 

If you have friends that are interested in joining the club, please encourage them to come as well.

Below you will find some general information on why you would want to become an official member. Dues can be paid via the link, to one of the officers or you can drop off the dues to Dr. Paullet (Wheatley 229). If she is not there, please make sure that the dues are in an envelope with your name, email address and t-shirt size. 

The Top Secret Colonials are always accepting members. Please read below about the benefits of being an official TSC member. 

Yearly dues to be a member of the Top Secret Colonials is $25.00.  Please know that by joining you will be given the annual TSC t-shirt once we have this year’s design plus you will be given a bag with several TSC items upon payment of the annual dues.  If you use Paypal please send an email with your t-shirt size.   There are several benefits to paying dues and becoming a member that I would like to mention: 

1) You are a member of the Top Secret Colonials

2) Job and Internship Opportunities – TSC receives opportunities not posted to the reas of the school from alumni of the club

3) Year t-shirt and additional TSC items

4) The payment of dues lists you as an active member. As an active member, you are able to list the organization on your resume.

5) Invited to tech workshops and hands-on labs

6) Networking opportunities that can lead to part-time and full-time positions. 

7) Invitations to TSC planned events

8) As a member you can earn SET credit

9) Attendance to conference and competitions

Paypal link: 

Come out to All Star Sports Bar & Grill on October 23rd to Support CIS Students in Need

The Top Secret Colonials will be hosting an event at All Star Sports Bar & Grill in Robinson Township (6302 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205) in support of the Craig Paullet Making a Difference Scholarship fund. Dr. Karen Paullet’s family started this fund in her brother’s name to help students in need that are majoring in cyber or computing fields at RMU. 

This fundraising event will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, and all proceeds of sales at the restaurant will go to the scholarship fund.  All are welcome to stop by for a drink or a meal from opening to close to help raise money for students that are struggling to afford their education in a CIS related degree.

If you cannot make it for the event, you can also give directly to the scholarship fund at the following link:

TSC Sports Memorabilia & Gift Card Raffle Fundraiser at All-Star Sports Bar & Grill

The Top Secret Colonials will be hosting a fundraiser from Monday, April 4th through Saturday, March 9th from 4:00 pm to close at the All-Star Sports Bar & Grill in Robinson located at 6302 Robinson Centre Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Funds will be used to support the club.  The owner of the All-Star Sports Bar is being very generous to the club.  The owner of the All Star Sports Bar and Grill has agreed to give TSC 10% of all sales from now until April 30th with receipt. If you stop during the fundraising week please remember to drop off your itemized receipt to the club members at the table before you leave.  There will also be a variety of raffle items including baskets, signed Steelers and Penguins items, and gift card raffles.

Security Awareness Presentation by Proofpoint, sponsored by TSC

Join the Top Secret Colonials (TSC) as we present Proofpoint‘s team with 3 TSC alumni, for a presentation on Security Awareness on Wednesday, March 2nd at 4:30pm in the Wheatley Atrium.

Colleen Gaffney, Corey Beynon, Sarah Pfabe, and Jake Pacari will be here to provide tips on security and discuss internships and full-time job opportunities with Proofpoint. Information on their presentation is listed below. Students who attend will receive 1-hour of SET credit. Pizza will be provided.

TODAY’S CYBER ATTACKS TARGET PEOPLE, NOT JUST TECHNOLOGY. And people are busy. They’re distracted. Sometimes they click the wrong things. Even your best people can open the wrong email, fall victim to fraud, and make the same digital mistakes we all make. People are your greatest business asset—and your weakest security and compliance link.

Join us in exploring the human centric side of cybersecurity! Phishing and social engineering are the starting point for 93% of all data breaches. Proofpoint’s Security Awareness Platform, combined with Managed Services, helps companies train users to be the first and last line of defense when it comes to cyber security. Learn from the leaders in email security on how to protect yourself in today’s threat landscape. Get a taste for the real-world threats that organizations face every day, and the different job opportunities around them.

Hope to see you all there.

Top Secret Colonials Win 2nd Place in 2022 SGA Shark Tank Competition

The Top Secret Colonials (TSC) student organization won 2nd Place in the 2022 Student Government Association (SGA) Shark Tank Competition! TSC won $1,500 that will be used to raise funds and promote a community event for the Batch Foundation in the fall semester.

The Batch Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1999 by former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch. The foundation works to provide choices, motivation, and education to create communities where all kids and families are equipped with the tools they need to build their own best futures.

Congratulations, TSC!