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2012-2013 Scholarship Recipients

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!

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