TSTC Graduate Harnesses New Technology in Job

(WACO, Texas) – Randall Frett’s career in Waco is blossoming like a magnolia tree in springtime.  

Frett, a graduate of Texas State Technical College, is an information technology systems administrator at Magnolia, which encompasses real estate, vacation rentals, home decor and food.

“My responsibility is to be what my company needs for me to be,” Frett said. “We (the IT staff) find solutions to problems. And we solve issues, whether it is server-related or cloud-related, and we try to adapt to our environment.”

Frett must also be innovating, which for him means finding new ways to make technology more effective. He said this takes research and experimentation. 

“TSTC really taught me that in my career, I do not want to get to where I am complacent,” he said. “Complacency means you are too comfortable. I love what I do because I love to see things evolve and see things change.”

Frett graduated in 2006 from Waco High School, where he took technology classes.  He has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Computer Networking and Systems Administration and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Network Security Technology, both from TSTC. He also has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems, Information Technology from Tarleton State University.

Clint Pate is a TSTC instructor who taught Frett in networking classes when he was a student. Pate is now an instructor in TSTC’s Cloud Computing program.

“Randall was an up-and-coming student with a lot of potential,” Pate said. “He got into the networking side of the house quickly. He was quick to pick up on concepts.”

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