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  • 10/23/2016 8:23 PM | B. Eugene Jones (Administrator)

    2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients

    Posted on October 23, 2016  by Jacob Howard Posted in News

    The Arkansas Academy of Computing is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016-2017 scholarship awards.

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Chen Xu

    Chen Xu is originally from China and graduated from Qingdao Agricultural University in July 2014, with a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management. In his Computerized Financial Management course, Chen learned how to apply computer programs to solving complex financial management problems, which was particularly greatly fascinating to him. In order to make considerable progress and conduct more profound research in this area, he decided to further his study in computer science and is enrolled in UALR’s master’s program.

    Chen is both appreciative and honored to receive a scholarship from the Arkansas Academy of Computing, which has encouraged him to study harder in order to truly connect financial management with computing.


     

    Chen Xu

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Dhairya Gabhawala

    Dhairya is an 18-year-old sophomore, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Dhairya was born and raised in India, and at an early age of 15, he moved to United States with his family. As soon as he landed in the land of opportunities, his love for technology and its understanding increased, hence obtaining his love for programing and computer technology. Over the past three years, he has taught himself a few programming languages and has further developed his interest in building business/consumer software in order to help optimize day-to-day tasks. Since then, he has practiced developing and programming business/consumer software in Visual Basic, Java, and Ruby on Rails. While pursuing his degree at UALR, he has been an active intern at REV365, a digital marketing and online business consulting firm.


    Dhairya Gabhawala

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Diona L. Lollie

    Diona L. Lollie, 25, is a college student who grew up in both Arkansas and Louisiana, two small towns by the name of Crossett and Bastrop. In fall 2012, Diona graduated with an Associate’s Degree in General Studies. She now majors in information science and is expected to graduate with a bachelor’s in spring 2018. Diona is currently working at CARTI in the Information Science Department while she studies her degree. She plans to start her career in Dallas, Texas, or somewhere in the surrounding area as a help desk technician after she graduates, then later work her way up into her field.


    Diona L. Lollie

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    G. Smith

    G. Smith is a 36-year-old sophomore attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock going for a Bachelor’s Degree in Web Development. At the end of this current semester, Smith will have a minor in information technology.

    Smith currently works at a local web development company building websites for small businesses, radio stations, and other organizations. Smith started working at the age of 13 in construction stayed there until the beginning of 2016.

    It was around the age of 33 that Smith decided to turn hobbies into career. This led to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the College of Engineering and Information Technology, and a strong desire to learn, abiding by the motto that knowledge is power. For Smith, it only took just a few short years to switch careers and begin a new chapter of life. This would not have been possible without the help of the great teachers at UALR and the people who provide these scholarships.


    G. Smith

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Kelsey Leonard

    Kelsey Leonard is currently a sophomore at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. Growing up in Bryant, Arkansas, she  attended high school and worked within its Department of Technology. She currently works at a local video game retailer but hopes to land an internship for the summer of 2017. Kelsey started college in the Fall of 2015 with a major in computer science. Since then, she’s also taken on a minor in information assurance because of her split decision between a career in software development and cybersecurity.

    During her time in college, Kelsey has been a part of the Cybersecurity Club and the Association for Computing Machinery. She programs in Java, C++, and she is in the process of learning assembly language. She also hopes to learn more about Python in the near future as well. Kelsey has thoroughly enjoyed college and is so thankful to be able to pursue her dreams.


    Kelsey Leonard

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Nicholas Mason

    Nicholas Mason, along with one younger brother, was raised on a small family livestock farm by his parents. He spent a lot of his youth working on the farm along side his father, whenever his father was home. His father was and still is a truck driver and, as a result, is on the road most of the time. This left Nicholas in charge of all the animals on the farm. His family did not have any close neighbors around them, so he found most of his human interaction online. This was where his initial interest in technology was sparked.

    Nicholas started attending Southwest Christian Academy in Little Rock when he was four years old. Although a small private school, it had a lot to offer. Upon starting the 7th grade, he was selected to be a member of the Audio/Video Lab. This small group of students were responsible for all of the technology involved with the daily church production, as well as any musical or on stage productions. This is where Nicholas gained most of his experience with computers and sound equipment. He slowly moved up in rank until becoming the senior member of the group in the 11th grade. Teachers and faculty members were always coming to this A/V Lab for help and assistance with various problems, and that was where he realized that he enjoyed helping people, particularly with technology.

    Today, Nicholas still helps people with technology, working for a locally owned security company. By attending UALR and majoring in EIT, he hopes to expand his knowledge and abilities to better himself in my career.


    Nicholas Mason

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Sang Mai

    Sang Mai was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and immigrated to the United States at two years old, growing up in St. Louis, Missouri. Sang graduated from Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School in 2015 and chose the University of Arkansas at Little Rock because of its reputable computer science and information science departments. Sang is currently a second-year student and majors in web design and development. After graduating, Sang wants to work as a front end web developer.


    Sang Mai

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Thomas Goss

    Thomas is a senior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in mathematics. Aside from being a free-lance mathematics tutor, Thomas works a full time overnight job as a caregiver for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. In his spare time, he enjoys playing games, Netflix binge-watching, and working on personal development projects. After earning his degree, Thomas intends to enroll in graduate school with the long term goal of working as a cyber-security researcher to create and test technologies used to protect data privacy in a rapidly expanding, connected world.


    Thomas Goss

     

    University of Central Arkansas

    Taylor Mitchell

    Taylor Mitchell is a junior Computer Science major at the University of Central Arkansas.  His interest in computer science developed in middle school.

    Progressing from his early accomplishments with programming games onto his TI calculator, he would go on to exhaust all of the available computer science classes in his high school’s curriculum.  Taylor plans to join UCA’S Accelerated Master’s Degree Program after obtaining his bachelor’s degree.

    Computer science continues to be Taylor’s favorite hobby, and he is excited to make a fulfilling profession out of it.  When he is not spending his time programming AI, he is studying hard to make his occupational aspirations a reality.  He is collaborating with professors, graduate students, and undergraduate to build an arthroscopic surgery simulator and he looks forward to working on future projects such as this in academic as well as professional settings.


    Taylor Mitchell

     

    University of Central Arkansas

    Recep Erol

    Recep Erol is a graduate student and machine learning geek who is pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Central Arkansas in computer science department. Most of his research centers around data science, machine learning, image processing, and high performance computing.

    Before he came to U.S., he was working as a research assistant in a university in Turkey. He was co-founder and program coordinator of Women Developers Conference (http://womandevelopersday.org/) which is the first and only in its kind in Turkey.

    Nowadays, he has been researching on developing a framework to process and analyze big data including biomedical images to extract meaningful results by combining many machine learning algorithms including deep learning.


    Recep Erol

     

    University of Central Arkansas

    Abay Bektursun

    Abay is a student at University of Central Arkansas studying Computer Science. He is also a Developer Intern at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where he works on senior level projects like applying novel machine learning techniques for building business models, large scale automation of financial reporting, and teaching technical courses.

    He is very involved in campus life of University of Central Arkansas. He has been president of the Computer Science Club for the last year. During that time he has raised funds,won SAFA funding for the club, and helped many students to get started with their career. Every year Abay participates in UCA Spotlight program through winch he gives talks about importance of academic achievements and building career goals. He often volunteers and takes leadership roles for events around the campus.

    Originally, Abay lived in Kazakhstan where graduated from Kazakh National University of Arts with a degree in music. As a child he was inspired by American physicists and astronomers to move to the United States contribute to scientific progress.

    He is in love with Computational Neuroscience and Genetic programming. In the future, he wants to conduct research full time in those areas.


    Abay Bektursun

     

    University of Central Arkansas

    Hasani Mason

    Hasani is a 20-year-old young man with a passion for computers. He loves being involved in science and technology. In high school, he took his first programming classes and developed a strong passion for coding. In 2014, he joined the computer science program at the University of Central Arkansas to deepen his understanding of computers and prepare for the tech revolution with engineers around the world. By obtaining a computer science degree, he hopes to pursue a career in which he will create cutting edge technology, apps, artificial intelligent algorithms, and software to better the world.

    He is currently an engineering intern at Snap-On. During the 2015 – 2016 school year, he served as the treasurer of the Computer Science Club and served as a member of the UCA Diversity Committee. Last summer, he volunteered as a presenter for Career Day at Forest Heights Stem Academy, sharing with 4th graders the exciting careers in computer science. He believes that the future of computer science is unlimited and that it will take us where no one has gone before. His motto is: “innovate through technology and prosper.”


    Hasani Mason

     

    Southern Arkansas University

    Zachary Hardy

    Zachary Hardy is currently a senior and will graduate with a degree in Computer Science, Computer Game and Animation Design. During his time at SAU, Zachary founded Game Development Club, an organization where the group creates and discusses games weekly. He’s developed friendships with classmates and those he works with at the Writing Center. As an Honor student, Zachary has been given the opportunity to travel to many places and share his knowledge with his friends at SAU. He plans on learning much more at graduate school or as a game developer after he graduates this Spring.


  • 11/23/2015 8:19 PM | B. Eugene Jones (Administrator)

    2015-2016 Scholarship Recipients

    Posted on November 23, 2015  by Jacob Howard Posted in News

    The Arkansas Academy of Computing is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015-2016 scholarship awards.

     

    University of Central Arkansas

    Min Ji Kim

    My name is Min Ji Kim, and I was born on July 7, 1993 in South Korea. At the young age of 14, I moved to the United States with my mother and sister to a small town in Arkansas. I enrolled at Bryant Middle School then continued on to graduate from Bryant H.S in 2012. After graduating, I continued my education at Arkansas State University at Beebe in computer science. I eventually transferred to UCA starting in fall 2014. I chose to transfer to UCA to take more challenging courses for my major. The first semester at UCA was quite a challenge, but with the outstanding help and support from professors and students, I successfully completed my basic courses in order to move to a data structure class. I hope that during my remainder time here at UCA, I can take more classes pertaining to media and programming such as mobile programming and computer graphics. After I graduate, I hope to use my skills to design useful future-oriented programs.


    Min Ji Kim

     

    University of Central Arkansas

    Jordan Stormo
    I am a 19 year old female, and I have loved computers all my life. I joined the computer science program so that I may finally have the opportunity to learn how these machines operate, and so that I can help take part in building and maintaining the many various programs created by software developers around the globe. With my Computer Science degree, I hope to pursue a career in cyber security, where I will assist companies in designing software immune to hacking. I feel that this field provides me with a lot of opportunities because the number of jobs are constantly growing, and computer science as a whole is starting to be seen as a more favorable career choice.


    Jordan Stormo

     

    University of Central Arkansas

    Matthew Martens
    I am a non-traditional student, father of two, husband of one, runner, chicken-raiser, and surprised enjoyer of computer science. My experiences in universities and colleges are geographically diverse, and were in the past directed toward the creative and visual arts. Life changes and a desire for marketable skills lead to my choice of a Computer Science major upon entering studies at UCA. During my tenure here at UCA I have adopted a “wait and see” attitude regarding post-graduation plans, but recent developments have made me reconsider. The new plan is to pursue my Master’s degree in Applied Computing at UCA, and explore the possibilities of finding a location at which to complete my PhD. My interests in computer science range from information security, in which I participated in an internship at Dillard’s in spring 2015, to newer interests in virtual reality and educating future computer scientists.


    Matthew Martens

     

    University of Central Arkansas

    Jake Farmer
    My name is Jake Farmer. I am a junior at UCA. I discovered my love for computer science in high school when I enrolled in an elective programming class. I excelled at the material, and was guided by my teacher to major in it when I entered college. I have had a great interest in computers since a young age, so this seemed like the perfect path to follow. Through my studies, I have become curious of the intricacies of networking, and I would like to pursue network management and security as a career after I graduate.


    Jake Farmer

     

    University of Central Arkansas

    Deana Johnson
    I was privileged enough to grow up moving between San Diego and Hawaii. My mother was a single parent, who was also a member of the US Navy and raised me with the belief that anything was possible in life, but there would always be consequences for my actions and inactions. After working in the IT industry for few years as an analyst, I found that software engineering was extremely interesting. I am currently a computer science major in the UCA Computer Science department and will be graduating spring 2016. My future entails earning a graduate degree in Computer Science so that I may teach the next generation. In the meantime, I will be refining my skills as a software developer or architect and hopefully be involved in creating courses for our primary and secondary students to find out how amazing programming can be and the potential it has.


    Deana Johnson

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    College of Engineering and Information Technology

    Christopher Witt

    Christopher is working toward a degree in Information Science with a focus in Computer Systems, where he also works in the Information Technologies Assistance Center. He is a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the eSport Club, and the Bass Club. Outside of school, Christopher volunteers with his fraternity at many of the events in his community, including the Paul Dunn Classic, Race for the Cure, and the JDRF One Walk.

    “I would just like to thank both my donor, and everyone out there who does so generously donates so that students who need the financial help, can be relieved as they pursue their goal of getting a higher education. Your donations not only relieve financial burdens, but it also show us that there are people out there who care. Thank you.”


    David Witt

    Arkansas State University

    Laura Powell

    Laura is a senior working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. In addition to all of her classes, she has been working on campus for the United States Department of Agriculture since March of 2015. She has enjoyed learning and gaining experience as a software engineering aide. Laura plans to graduate in May of 2016, and she is very excited about her future in the computer science field. After graduating, she would like to continue her education and pursue a graduate program in video game design and programming. Laura hopes to help and encourage others, especially young girls, to become involved and enjoy the field of computer science as much as she does.


    Laura Powell

     

    Arkansas State University

    Patricia Davis

    Patricia appreciates the Arkansas Academy of Computing’s furtherance of the computer science industry. She hopes to someday do great things in the field of computer science, particularly the advancement of artificial intelligence technology.


    Patricia Davis

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Chris Foy

    Chris Edward Foy Jr. is a sophomore, computer science – game option major. From Dick Jeter, Arkansas, which is between Jacksonville and North Little Rock, he plans to continue and finish his undergraduate and master degrees in computer science at UALR. He tries to be a part of a variety of clubs and organizations and is currently a part of E-sports, NAACP, National Society of Black Engineers, and he is a math mentor in the Dr. Charles W. Donaldson Scholars Program and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Chris loves the impact people have had on him in college and appreciates making that impact on other students. He plans to go abroad to Korea during his junior or senior year and then do an internship during the summer of 2015. He is excited for his major and everything the future entails.


    Chris Foy

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Paige Logsdon

    Paige Logsdon is a senior Information Science student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She is also an IT intern at Dillard’s and an employee of the Central Arkansas Library System. Paige recognizes the importance of protecting and analyzing data for business purposes. Upon graduation, she hopes to apply her knowledge in this field.


    Paige Logsdon

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Zachary King

    Zachary is a 19-year old sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He grew up in southern Arkansas and obtained a love for programming at an early age. He taught myself a small handful of programming languages during his last three years of high school and became interested in game development. Since then, he has practiced game development with Unity, web development, and various scripting projects. Here at UALR, he is the secretary of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), on the committee for the Society for Computing and Information Science (SOCIS), and an ambassador for the college of Engineering and Information Technology. He plans to pursue his passion for game development throughout and after college, as well as other technologies.


    Zachary King

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Hanzhao Chen

    Hanzhao is pursuing a Computer Science degree in University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He spent two years majoring in psychology before he decide to major in Computer Science as well. In high school he was the founder of the “Geek Club”, in which people share information and news about technology, learn knowledge about programming. He is interested in Human Computer Interaction field and  now and he is taking more classes which has relation to it. He plan to graduate before May, 2017 and work as a programmer before pursuing a Master’s Degree. He states: “This scholarship provides me a chance to take more classes that I am interested in, and graduate as I expect.”


    Hanzhao Chen

     

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    Thomas Goss

    Thomas is a junior at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock who is pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. Aside from being a free-lance mathematics tutor, Thomas also works full time overnight as a caregiver for individuals with traumatic brain injury. In his spare time, he enjoys playing games, Netflix binge-watching, and working on personal development projects. After earning his degree, Thomas intends to enroll in graduate school with the long term goal of working as a researcher to assist in creating technologies capable of improving patient quality of life.


    Thomas Goss

     

    University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

    Mercedes Choice

    I am involved in STORE, LeadHogs, NABA and Beta Gamma Sigma. I joined LeadHogs because I want to get involved with my community and have a say in the programs and activities that go on in my living community. STORE (Students of Retailing Excellence) gives me the opportunity to learn about retail and to hear from many business executives about the real business world. NABA (National Association of Black Accountants) keeps me updated with my fellow black accountants and allows me to hear from important people in the accounting field. Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honors society that I was awarded membership into because of my academic excellence.

    I aspire to move to Austin, Texas and work in the field of information systems. I hope to work my way up the corporate ladder to become the CIO of a Fortune 500 company.

    I am so thankful and honored to be the recipient of the Arkansas Academy of Computing Scholarship administered by the Sam M. Walton College of Business Department of Information Systems. It is truly a privilege to receive this scholarship. This scholarship allows me to continue my education in the field of Information Systems.

    Currently, I am involved in LeadHogs, STORE and NABA. I was also blessed with the opportunity to study abroad as a freshman. I spent 3 weeks in Panama studying international business with a focus on supply chain management. I plan to study information systems abroad in Australia on exchange next semester. This scholarship will put me in good standing when I finish my education. To try to keep myself out of debt, I currently work at Domino’s Pizza part time.

    Thank you for providing this scholarship to me, a student of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Your generosity is making a difference in my personal life and my education.

     

    University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

    Blair Parker

    I am a member of Leadership Walton and have been really privileged to experience the many things that the organization has to offer me. I am also a member of TLA and the National Society of Leadership and Success.

    I plan to find a career I love in the IT field with a company I am passionate about and excited to be working for.

    Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship. I am very grateful and I feel honored to be the recipient of this award. I have been so blessed to be part of such a wonderful program and have learned a great deal in my time here. I have had such amazing experiences as a student in the Walton College and feel so honored to be awarded a scholarship for my hard work. I am extremely appreciative, thank you very much.

     

    University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

    Annalisa Scharff

    I am involved with the Association for Information Systems and currently serving as the Vice President of Membership Development. I have also been a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority for the last 4 years.

    I am currently an information services intern for J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. where I get to pursue my passion of User Experience Design. I love UX design because it allows us to design applications that not only meet the business needs, but ultimately focus on the goals of the people who will be using the application. After I graduate in the spring, I will begin working full time at J.B. Hunt as a Systems Analyst.

    I am extremely honored and humbled to have received the Arkansas Academy of Computing Scholarship. Thank you for recognizing and supporting my hard work at the Walton College thus far. Receiving this scholarship will help make my education more affordable and I could not be more grateful for your support. Thank you again!

     

    University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

    Wen Su

    Core member of International Culture Team; member of iFriend program; treasurer of Society Emerging of Global Businesswomen; volunteer for Friday Night Live events; volunteer of Fayetteville Public Library; volunteer of Red Cross University Program.

    I would like to contribute my energy, knowledge, and skills in the air transportation industry working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. I really liked the industry and would like to use my newly acquired knowledge in IT to help better it.

    I was very glad to learn that I was a recipient of the Arkansas Academy of Computing Scholarship. I am writing to thank you for your financial support towards my higher education.

    I am an Information Systems major student and I am pursuing a bachelor degree at the Sam’s Walton College of Business. I am currently in my junior year and plan to graduate at the end of next year (2016). After graduation, I will seek employment which is related to enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

    I really appreciate you granting me the scholarship which encourages me to work harder in my academic pursuits and helps me financially as well. I will take my newly acquired education and better be able to contribute back to society.

     

    University of Arkansas at Fayetteville

    Michael York

    I focus most of my time toward my campus ministry, the Razorbacks for Christ. I am currently serving as the student intern, so I am spending my days doing what I love: Loving God and Loving Others. I also work as a substitute gymnastics coach here in Fayetteville, one of my other passions!

    I wish I knew! I know I want to stay in the Northwest Arkansas area and raise a family, while supporting my alma mater! Time will tell!

    I thank you for your financial contribution to my continuing education here at the University of Arkansas. As each semester passes, I realize that I chose correctly when declaring Information Systems as my major. Much of that realization can be attributed to the great support I have from the computing community, from my professors to organizations such as the Arkansas Academy of Computing. I hope to be a great example of the continuing legacy of your great organization! Thank you again, and God Bless!



  • 02/04/2015 8:16 PM | B. Eugene Jones (Administrator)

    2014-2015 Scholarship Recipients

    Posted on February 4, 2015  by Jacob Howard Posted in News

    The Arkansas Academy of Computing is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014-2015 scholarship awards.

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Wilson Turner

    Wilson is pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He is involved in the Arkansas Quidditch Club sport and is serving as treasurer. He says, “This scholarship will allow me to continue to strive for excellence in my studies and reduce the financial burden on my family.” In addition to being a full-time student, Wilson worked at Bottle Rocket Apps this summer during an internship, and he plans to return to them next summer as well. His future plans are to work in the mobile application field at Bottle Rocket Apps.

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Kanat Bektemirov

    Kanat is working toward a degree in Computer Science. He is involved in Phi Beta Lambda, the Association for Computer Machinery, and the Programming Team. Outside of school, Kanat is part of a three person start-up that is one of the finalists of the ARK Challenge in Fayetteville. Previously, he interned at companies like Google, Amazon Web Services, Amazon, and SOAPware as a software engineer. Kanat states, “I could not have chosen a better place to pursue my undergraduate education than the University of Arkansas. Funds like yours help make my education affordable. I will fully take advantage of these resources so I can make my college years the best years of my life and to best prepare for my future after graduation.”


    Kanat Bektemirov

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Dalton Scott

    Dalton grew up in Clinton, Arkansas. He graduated with 93 students as co-valedictorian of his class. He spent his first two years of college at the University of Central Arkansas where he decided he wanted to do computer engineering. After his second year he transferred to the University of Arkansas. He received a job offer from J.B. Hunt during his first semester there and has continued to work for them. He plans on graduating in the Spring Semester of 2015 and hopes to secure a job with a defense company since it has always been a dream of his to work in that sector.

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Martin Buckner

    Martin is a junior at the University of Arkansas pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. His volunteer work includes community service at the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, TECHO (where he builds houses for people in need), and Fraternidad Jaraye Santa Cruz Bolivia (where he distributes toys and food to families in need during the Christmas holiday season). Martin received 1st place in the Highest Honors Distinction Award as a senior in high school and had the highest GPA in his class. He indicates that he “loves the experience he has had in college so far, because other people with the same interests and hobbies surround him.” He has a strong belief that the Computer Engineering major he is getting will help him and other people have a better life.

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Matthew Voss

    Matthew is a senior at the University of Arkansas pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He enjoys volunteering as a translator for non-English speaking families at local public schools. In addition to being a full-time student, he has been working as an intern at J.B. Hunt Transport since March 2013. He has worked one-on-one with users in IT as well as behind the scenes as an Application Development Intern. Matthew notes, “I chose to study Computer Science because of the creativity it allows for when solving problems. There are endless options in algorithms, data structures, and the fun part is finding the best tools for the job.” Immediately after graduation, Matthew hopes to have a position as a programmer. He considers himself a leader and would enjoy one day moving into a management position.

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Asif Zaman

    Asif is a junior at the University of Arkansas pursuing a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. He enjoys volunteering for hunger-alleviation charities such as the Arkansas Rice Depot, St. Joseph Farm, and the Soul Food Mission Café. As a life-long technology enthusiast, he is a hobbyist-PC builder in his spare time and is currently exploring the use of low-cost, single-board microcontrollers for home automation projects. His long-term goal is a career in software development, but he is also considering the pursuit of a graduate degree along the way.

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Joshua Fisk

    Joshua is pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He is finishing up an internship with Field Agent. He met Field Agent at the 2013 Spring STEM Career Fair, and this spring he will be attending school while working there for up to 20 hours per week. His future plans are to work in the developers department with Field Agent or another similar company. Joshua states, “It is a privilege to receive this scholarship. This scholarship encourages me to continue working towards my degree.”

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Christopher Brown

    Christopher is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. He plans to pursue a Mathematics minor. In high school, he was a member of a SkillsUSA Engineering Technology team placing 10th at the national competition. He held an officer seat as secretary for the Freshman Engineering Leadership Team. Over the summer of 2014, Christopher studied Japanese language abroad through the University of Arkansas. He believes that by attaining a better understanding of the Japanese language, he can better enter the competitive international job market. Christopher’s personal hobbies include programming games, playing racquetball, and reading comedic novels.

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Rachel Findley

    Rachel is a junior majoring in Computer Science at the University of Arkansas. Rachel greatly enjoys programming and hopes to attend graduate school when she finishes her degree. Rachel’s ultimate goal is to participating in developing technologies that will improve the world. In addition to being a student, Rachel works at the Engineering Welcome Center at the University of Arkansas where she has the opportunity to share her experience as a Computer Science major with potential students.

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Taylor Martin

    Taylor is a senior at the University of Arkansas pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. She has volunteered at the ACM/Acxiom High School Programming Contest at the university, served as a grader at a regional MATHCOUNTS competition for middle school students, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and played violin and guitar to provide comfort for terminally ill patients at the Circle of Life hospice. Taylor is a member of American Indian Science and Engineering Society, ACM, and Society of Women Engineers. Indicating why she loves her major so much, she says, “[It’s] because of the way all of my classes make me think and the challenge of developing my complex problem solving skills. Though I love what I’m studying, I’m very much a people person, and want to branch out from my degree and use the technological background, along with my social skills, to form a career.”

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Austin Brown

    Austin is a senior in Computer Science at the University of Arkansas. He is involved in serving the homeless with his church and hopes to soon start working with a team of colleagues to develop a software project. Austin states, “This scholarship gives me the personal advantage of not having student loans. Not having student loans after I graduate will allow me to use the money that I make more generously, giving to ministries and funding my own personal endeavors to reach out to people who need help.” Austin just completed an internship over the summer with Cerner Corporation and has accepted a job offer to work for them after he graduates. He plans to use his degree to work on software with Cerner Corporation that will be used in hospitals around the world.

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Nghia Nguyen

    Nghia is an international student pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Arkansas.  Nghia involved in several volunteer works (Mentor Launch Program, Acxiom High School Competition). He is a member of several organizations (AITP, ACM). This semester, he participated in Class Gift Council, a group of student representing the University House to spread the idea of “give and take” to other students on campus. As a student who studies abroad, he plans to pursue more knowledge by going to graduate school. Nghia states, “I realize the job that I want in the future and in order to pursue that, I may have to extend the studying time to get some business classes. The scholarship support me in the financial situation.”


    Nghia Nguyen

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Ryan Nakamoto

    Ryan is originally from Kailua, Hawaii; however, he moved to Little Rock, AR, shortly before high school where he attended Parkview High School.  He is currently a senior studying Computer Engineering and Physics.  He began his undergraduate research in computational condensed matter physics on the topic of rare earth iron gamets.  He finds the research highly intriguing and enjoyable and it has sparked his interest in a career doing professional research.  He also has had the privilege of gaining professional experience at Lockheed Martin, GE Healthcare, Hilti Corporation, and Sensys Networks.  Through these positions, he was able to augment his abilities in computer engineering and his interpersonal skills.  He hopes to build on the experience he has gained and further his education through attending graduate school with participating in internships during the summer.  Beyond the classroom, Ryan is engaged in various extracurricular activities.  He is currently an outreach officer for the Society of Physics Students, is a member of the Association of Computing Machinery, and is a member of the University of Arkansas Boxing Club.

     

    Arkansas State University

    Patricia Davis

    Patricia sees it as an immense honor to be recognized by the Arkansas Academy of Computing. As a nontraditional student returning to school after five years of running a successful business, she is very determined to do her best and excel in every course on her way to attaining a bachelor’s degree in both Mathematics and Computer Science. She says she chose the majors because she felt that “they were two of the most challenging programs on campus.”

    Patricia has always felt she’s had a natural ability and love for solving challenging problems, so she quickly found a home in mathematics. It wasn’t much longer before she discovered that computer science was an even greater passion of hers rather than mathematics on its own. She is an ambassador for the College of Science and Mathematics to future students who are hoping to pursue a degree in either computer science or mathematics and is a member of the Curriculum Committee for the College of Sciences and Mathematics. She hopes that her success will further inspire other nontraditional students, especially women, to pursue the rewarding and challenging fields of computer science and mathematics.

     

    Arkansas State University

    Quan Nguyen

    Quan is a senior and Computer Science major at Arkansas State University.  For the past two years, he has been involved in A-State Machine, a student web development group at ASU.  Quan has participated in several projects, including the redesign of Arkansas State University’s Noyce Scholarship website and the development of the Computer Science degree tracker app.  He has competed in many programming challenges such as TopCoder and CodeEval.  Quan and his teammate finished in the top 20% last year in the IEEE Extreme Programming Competition.  Aside from programming, Quan also enjoys swimming, reading, and surfing the internet.  His plan is to work for a top tech company and to one day have his own start-up company.

     

    University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

    Cedric Goliday

    Working to receive his bachelors degree in Computer Science, Cedric is a 23-year-old student at UAPB. He is the fourth of a household of fourteen and is the second to go to college. He believes that he can succeed in his career. Cedric is originally from Memphis, TN, but he has moved a lot, learning more and more from the different places he’s lived at. Through moving from place to place, he has become more well-rounded culturally and feels like he has the ability to seize more opportunities in life because of it, one prime example being an internship within his department, working alongside incoming freshman in UAPB’s S.T.E.M. program. Beyond the classroom, Cedric is involved with BCM, a Christian campus ministry which allows him to help his fellow students in the matter of their faith. After his bachelor’s, he would like to continue his education and receive a master’s.

     

    University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

    Isaiah Thornton

    Isaiah is a sophomore at UAPB and is majoring in Computer Science. When he graduates, he sees himself getting a job in the gaming or security industry. He originally chose to study computer science because of his deep interest in computers, having been working on computers since he was a child. As he grew older and played video games more and more, he was told that he would need a degree in Computer Science to get into the industry and help create video games from the ground up.


    Isaiah Thornton


    Southern Arkansas University

    Zachary Hardy

    Zachary is a Game and Animation Design major at Southern Arkansas University and is involved in promoting social events related to the Gaming program.


  • 10/02/2013 8:14 PM | B. Eugene Jones (Administrator)

    2013-2014 Scholarship Recipients

    Posted on October 2, 2013  by collinsandrews Posted in NewsAcademy News

    The Arkansas Academy of Computing is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-2014 scholarship awards.

     

    University of Arkansas at Monticello

    School of Computer Information Systems:

    Jason Holmes

    Jason Holmes has been a computer enthusiast ever since he received his first computer in the 3rd grade. He began repairing and building computers at the age of 14, eventually becoming a Senior Technician at Millennium 3 Computers in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Linux has been his main operating system since 2008.

    In 2009 he volunteered as Webmaster and IT Department for a small school in El Progreso, Honduras. In 2013, Jason was captain of the 1st place team in Acxiom’s Collegiate Programming Contest for the COBOL division. He is currently employed part-time by the City of Monticello, attached to the Mayor’s Office in a technical capacity.

    Jason plans to graduate from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in May 2014, with degrees in Modern Languages and Computer Information Systems. He has a 4.0 GPA and holds membership in the Alpha Chi and Delta Zeta Epsilon honor societies.

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Kanat Bektemirov

    Kanat Bektemirov is a junior at the University of Arkansas pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He has volunteered to assist at the ACM High School programming campus at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville and to give a presentation to freshman engineering students at the U of A. In addition, he is a regular member of U of A Recycling, has raised funds for Cancer Relay for Life, is a peer mentor at Washington Elementary, volunteers at the Fayetteville Public Library, served food during Christmas to the elderly in nursing homes, is a member of the Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, and has volunteered at events for elementary students at the Botanical Gardens. Kanat is a member of the ACM student organization, placed 6th at the 2013 CCSC Programming Contest, 2nd round qualifier at the 2013 Facebook Hacker Cup, 2nd place at the 2012 Acxiom Collegiate Programming Contest and 2nd round qualifier at the 2012 Google Code Jam. He also won 1st place at the PBL “Computer Concepts” even in Arkansas in 2012 and placed in the top 25 in the country.

    “I have known that I wanted to study computer science way before I entered college. So, I am pursuing a degree in B.S. Computer Science at the CSCE department. After graduation, I would like to start my own start-up; if that doesn’t go as well as I expect, I will work for Amazon.”


    Kanat Bektemirov

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Alexander Anderson

    Alexander Anderson is a sophomore at the University of Arkansas pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. He has served as a volunteer at FRC Razorback Regional at the U of A and mentor of the FRC team 3612 the Gearhogs from Springdale High School. He is a member of the Arkansas Robotics Club. Alex has been accepted into the Honors College at the University of Arkansas.

    “I am pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering. My future plans are to work with new robotics technologies, specifically in the areas of unmanned vehicles.”


    Alexander Anderson

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Nghia Nguyen

    Nghia Nguyen is an international student pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Information Systems at the University of Arkansas. Nghia is involved in several volunteer works, some of which are Mentor Launch Program at LifeStyles, Inc. assisting students with disabilities with social and living skills, and assisting the ACM/Acxiom high school programming competition in 2013. In addition, Nghia has served as secretary of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) and is a member of ACM. As a student who studies abroad, he would love to improve his skills by going to graduate school or interning at companies that provide support for international students.

    “This scholarship does not only encourage me to explore new knowledge and study harder but also helps me a lot with my future career. The more achievements I could get, the more trust graduate schools and companies believe in my ability. In the future, I plan to get an internship here, in US. As an international student, that is not an easy task for me. I would love to work in companies that could give me practical experience that students who study abroad, like me, are lacking. Please convey my deepest gratitude for providing the Arkansas Academy of Computing scholarships for students in the Computer Science and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Arkansas.”


    Nghia Nguyen

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    Ted Chou

    Ted Chou is a senior at the University of Arkansas pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering and a Mathematics Minor. He volunteered to perform live music in several organization campus events such as the Japanese Tsunami Relief Charity event in 2012 and the International Student Organization Banquet. He is also an active member of the ACM (Association of Computer Machinery). Ted was on the University of Arkansas Dean’s list and Chancellor List in 2012.

    He indicate that he “loves and enjoys the computing field very much with all the supports from the faculties and the organizations. Furthermore, getting involve with all the campus and organization events make my college experience even better aside from spending countless amount of time with computers.”

     

    University of Arkansas

    College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science & Computer Engineering 

    April Abiera

    April Abiera is a junior at the University of Arkansas pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering and a member of the Honors College. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers and American Indian Science and Engineering Society. April was voted ASMSA best community leader of the year in 2012. She spearheaded fundraising efforts in a Japanese tsunami victim charity in 2011. In addition to her recognition for her volunteer work, April was awarded winning senior thesis by ASMSA in 2012 and received four first place medals for regional Arkansas Robotic Competition in 2011, as well as first place Chinese in 2010 and first place prepared speech at the State SkillsUSA Competition in 2010. In addition, she is involved in the freshman engineering student mentor program where she mentors thirteen students and does volunteer work at the Fayetteville animal shelter updating their database with incoming animals.

    “It is a privilege to receive this scholarship. I am pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. I aspire to work for the Federal Government as a hardware developer in the future.”


    April Abiera

     

    University of Arkansas Little Rock

    Dustin McMahan

    Dustin McMahan attends the University of Arkansas at Little Rock pursuing a degree in Information Science with a minor in American Sign Language. Dustin is currently a Flight Operations Sergeant with the Arkansas Army National Guard.  Dustin’s daughter, Jazmin, is his corner stone and driving force that pushes him to pursue a career that will hopefully one day make a positive impact on society.  His goal is to one day become an app developer, however he reserves plans for a career oriented social network.


    Dustin McMahan

     

    University of Arkansas Little Rock

    Gage W. Allen

    My name is Gage W. Allen. I was born March 20, 1994 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Melissa and Johnny Allen. I have a little brother, Jonathan Dakota Allen or Dakota as we call him, who was born on May 12, 1997. I am the type of person who loves to analyze all kinds of various things for the sheer passion of doing it. Over time, this developed an interest in games for me on many levels. Consequently, simple board games were fun to me, but were just a bit too easy sometimes. This led me to try things like video games, chess, and various collector card games. I was, and still am, hooked on all of them. I love my passion for these games because they can constantly challenge me in new ways as I find different players and with the video and card games, even how they can add on or change.

    School itself was something I loved since the beginning. It was a place where I made some of my truly greatest friends who I cherish dearly, and where I was able to have a, honestly, great time learning. Classes seldom ever got boring for me as I tried to always figure out all of the things I was being taught each day. English and Science classes were always my favorites. I developed a love for reading early on in school and was always having my nose in one book after another. I simply couldn’t wait for the next in a series to come out and find what happens next. Science was something of a passion, and still is. I always loved just how things that appeared so simple could hold such surprising qualities. The technology involved was always a wonderful thing to me to experiment with as we were allowed in class.

    Overall, I developed a great love of technology and games as a result. I would use my free time to try out all kinds of new things when I could after getting them. I admit I was never much of an outdoors kid, but I truly enjoyed and loved what I was doing. This created my reasoning for choosing UALR as my college of choice. It is a leading college in Arkansas for technology and is one of only three in the nation with an actual nano-technological facility! I was quite impressed when going there on Open House for the first time. From here, my goals are to graduate with a Major in Computer Science and a Minor in Digital Graphics, join a game development company, one-day lead a team on a game of my own design, and hopefully create a company of my very own one day for technology.


    Gage Allen

     

    University of Arkansas Little Rock

    Jermaine Marshall

    I am a currently a student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and major in Computer Science.  I am from West Helena, Arkansas and graduated from Central High School.   Some of my favorite hobbies include: troubleshooting and programming, helping others with their schoolwork, performing research, and practicing for step shows.  I also like to inform other students about the numerous opportunities for scholarships that are available in college, because many believe that a person can only gain most scholarships as incoming freshmen.

    Some of my achievements since I’ve been in college include: entering the honors college at UALR, maintaining a 3.75 cumulative GPA, receiving a volunteer award from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), and joining the McNair Scholars Program.  In the future, I plan to obtain my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Texas and afterwards starting a gaming company, dedicated to creating educational video games to help younger kids with their academics.


    Jermaine Marshall

     

    University of Arkansas Little Rock

    Jesse Hyde

    Growing up in Benton, AR, I graduated with honors from BHS in 2010. I decided to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and I received both the Chancellor’s Academic Distinction Scholarship from UALR and the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship. I am a senior in the college of Engineering and Information Technology as a Computer Science major with a minor in Mathematics.

    While most of my time is spent in front of a screen, whether it be for videos games or actual work, I do enjoy some activities outdoors including swimming and hiking. Other time away from school is spent with my friends watching movies or just hanging out. I plan on going to graduate school at UALR for a master’s degree in either Computer Science or Management Information Systems. As for a career choice, I have yet to fully decide but maybe something in networking or information security.

     

    Jesse Hyde

     

    University of Arkansas Little Rock

    Katherine Lea

    My name is Katherine Lea. I am currently studying at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; majoring in Information Science major with a minor in Information Assurance.

    I originally decided to major in information science because I wanted a career in network administration. However, I have recently become very fond of computer programming and software development through my studies at UALR. I have also become very interested in web and mobile application development as well. My goal after graduation will be to find a career that will allow me to build on these interests.

     

    University of Arkansas Little Rock

    Marisa Damm

    Marisa Damm attends the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as an EAST Scholar pursuing a degree in Information Science with a minor in American Sign Language. Currently, she works at the EAST Initiative as a member of the Technical Support Group. Marisa is passionate about showing others how to make technology relevant in their everyday lives. Marisa likes to spend time with loved ones and spending time behind a camera taking photos.


    Marisa Damm

     

    University of Arkansas Little Rock

    College of Engineering and Information Technology

    Reginald H. Pearson Jr.

    Hi, My name is Reginald H. Pearson Jr.I was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas! Due to being born prematurely, I have been hard of hearing since birth. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 9 years, and we have 3 wonderful children! I am a non-traditional student at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock majoring in Information Science located in the College of Engineering and Information Technology.

    In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children, playing my guitar, and researching the latest trends in technology. I am very good at solving problems and creating ideas. Others say that I am wise and give hope. Graduating from UALR has been a lifelong dream and I know that this school will adequately prepare me to reach my future career goals! My favorite bible scripture is “So shall you find favor, good understanding, and high esteem in the sight or judgment of God and man.” Proverbs 3:4 Amplified Version


    Reginald H. Pearson Jr.

     

    University of Arkansas Little Rock

    Thoren Paulson

    I grew up here in Little Rock and spent much of my childhood either playing outside, or taking my toys apart. At some point I started taking an interest in computers, and started taking those apart, and eventually I even learned how to put them back together. Near the end of middle school I started to figure out that what I wanted to do was to program games, and if I couldn’t do that, I would work with computers in some other way. After graduating from Mills University Studies High School, I came to UALR to learn what I need to know in order to create games. Thanks to the Arkansas Academy of Computing, I can focus more on games and computers, and less on money.


    Thoren Paulson

     

    Arkansas State University

    Matthew Manning

    Matthew Manning is double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics with a minor in Statistics at Arkansas State University. He is the president of the ASU Student Chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). His research interests include parallel processing, high performance computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, and applied mathematics.

    Matthew has presented his research at several venues, including the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the regional meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. Matthew also interned with Nucor Steel Arkansas as a programmer in the web development group. He will be graduating in May 2014 with honors.


    Matthew Manning


  • 12/01/2012 8:09 PM | B. Eugene Jones (Administrator)

    2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients

    Posted on December 4, 2012  by gdowdy Posted in NewsAcademy News

    The Arkansas Academy of Computing is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012-2013 scholarship awards.

    University of Central Arkansas

    Computer Science Department:

    Rachel Kirby is a computer science major at UCA.  Upon graduation, she plans to work for an IT-based company, hopefully either working in database management or web development.  Rachel is interested in web technology and working with databases academically.  And, she likes to surf the web and spend a lot of time on social media sites.


    “This scholarship has been very valuable to me in that it has definitely motivated me in my schoolwork. Also, being a college student can be hard financially at times. This scholarship definitely gave me a financial boost.”

    UA – Fayetteville

    Computer Science & Computer Engineering Department:

    Luke Godfrey is a computer science major . His ideal career is software development such as mobile app dev and Web design.  The Academy scholarship is helping Luke graduate without any student loan debt!


    “Please convey my deepest gratitude for the consideration of the AAoC to provide me with the scholarship, and let me know if there is any other information that I need to provide.”

    Sam M. Walton College of Business:

    Lydeah Hong is an Information Systems major with minors in both Finance & Chinese. She is the recipient of the Bill & Vi Phillips Scholarship. Lydeah would like to work for an organization that offers exciting and challenging employment experience and a fulfilling career opportunity.


    “It has been my goal to successfully graduate from college with a major that I was passionate about and would give me the opportunity of a fulfilling career. My family members inspire me daily to reach for the stars. While attending college, I realized my passion was information systems. With this scholarship, I will be able to further achieve my dream in the near future.”

    Justin Mills is an Information Systems and Marketing major. His career plans are to use his education to join a corporation or begin a company that matches his interests, and has common values and goals in mind. Justin aims to make an impact on the world beneficially.


    “Thank you again for your support of my education. This scholarship will further my college experience and allow my mind to focus on the appreciation and enjoyment of knowledge rather than the worry of finances. Your generosity has enabled my ability to continue pursuing my goals.”

    Alam Pathan is an Information Systems major. He recently completed a summer internship with FedEx and worked as an IT intern. He hopes to go back and work for them as a business analyst, if offered a full-time position. If not, then Alam wants to work as a business analyst with some other company like FedEx.


    “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the Arkansas Academy of Computing Scholarship. As one of this year’s recipients, I am grateful for the opportunities this award will provide me. Receiving this scholarship will help reduce my financial burdens and provide assistance for me as I continue pursuing my education.”

    Tsung Yueh Wu is an Information Systems major with a minor in Marketing. She would like to work for the Walmart Information Systems department in the future. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese as it is her first language. Tsung is confident that she will bring an even more promising future to Walmart with her work ethic and intuition in the field.


    “I am very grateful to be one of the candidates who is awarded with the scholarship. Thank you for providing me with such a wonderful opportunity that will support me through my college career. Both of my parents work very hard to financially support their three children, including myself. They not only work hard, but also save most of their income in order to invest in their children’s promising futures. My family considers education to be one of the most important key to a successful future. Because of my parents’ commitment to mentally and financially support their children with education, all of us are thriving in academics: my older brother is currently in his last year in one of the finest Medical School in Taiwan, my younger sister is a junior at James Medicine University in Virginia, and I am a senior at the University of Arkansas. Although my parents have superbly supported all three of us financially, I feel that the increase in tuition and living cost are putting more and more burden to my parents’ working shoulders. My career goal is become a business intelligence analyst and opening up an academic charity foundation to sponsor the students who are under the financial burden but willing to get further in education. I want to be a very successful business woman to raise the funds for people who need help. I hope to be the best in my field and apply what I have learned and the experiences that I have gained at the University of Arkansas in the real world. Thank you for providing me with this rare opportunity. I feel blessed and honored to be one of the few presented with this scholarship.”

     

    Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!


  • 08/01/2011 8:07 PM | B. Eugene Jones (Administrator)

    The Arkansas Academy of Computing is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011-2012 scholarship awards.

    UA – Fayetteville

    Computer Science & Computer Engineering Department:

    Thomas Bartlett is a computer science major from Diamond Bar, California. He is married with two sons. His academic interest includes database, mobile devices and embedded systems. His outside interests are beekeeping and soccer.

    Zafer Ceto is a computer engineering senior with a minor in math. He is from Mountain Home, and is a member of the ACM and is also in the Honors College.

    Denis Rugira is a computer engineering junior from Kigali Rwanda. He has served as the 2011-2012 President of the African Students Organization on the UA campus. His hobbies include basketball and reading.

    Jack Xu is a computer science major

    Information Systems:

    Joe Hogan has been inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma and is active in the AITP student chapter.

    Katherine Ann Roper is from Rogers and a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

     

    UA – Little Rock

    Harry Hull is a senior computer science major and is from Conway.
    Jay Sherrin is a senior computer science major with a minor in management information systems. He is from Texarkana.

     

    UA – Pine Bluff

    Megan Williams is a Computer Science major with emphasis on Information Systems.

     

    Arkansas Tech – Russellville

    Shannon T. Johnson is an Information Technology major who migrated over from Engineering.

    Congratulations to our scholarship recipients!


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