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Career Outcomes

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Jaime Spacco

Associate Professor & Chair of Computer Science

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999

309-341-7956

jspacco@​knox.edu

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7 (Of the Many!) Ways Our Grads Are Finding Success After Knox

Some are pursuing their education...

  • Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University. Deyu Han '16.
  • Graduate Student - Computer Science Ph.D., University of Illinois. Emily Hastings '16.
  • Ph.D. Student, Washington University - St. Louis. Evan M. Balzuweit '14.

Some work in software engineering and design...

  • Associate Software Developer, Applied Systems. Adrian Chavez '17.
  • Software Engineer, Microsoft. Lauren Harris '14.
  • Software Engineer, IBM. Kathleen Chalas '13.
  • Senior Software Developer, Adobe. Ellie Poley '10.
  • Software Engineer, Yammer, Inc. Ojaswirajanya Thebe '09.
  • Associate Solution Architect, Front End Web Development, KPIT. Yvonne I. Ramirez Takane '08.
  • Senior Technical Architect, AHEAD. Michael Caplan '06.

Some work with information technology and communication...

  • Senior Technical Consultant, Perficient. Avinab Rajbhandary '14.
  • Senior Production Engineer, SAP Fieldglass. Mary E. Brennan '13.
  • Director Of Digital Services, Infobase. Chris Plapp '02.

Some take on leadership positions...

  • Owner, Clik Entertainment, LLC. Matthew Klich '15.
  • CEO and Co-Founder, Ona Systems Inc. Matthew Berg '00.
  • Founder/CEO/CFO/President, Craig Technologies. Carol Craig '89.
  • VP Special Projects/IT Supervisor and Social Media Coordinator, Scientific Device Laboratory. Steven Lipton '88.
  • President and Founder, ICEX, and Professor, Boston University School of Management. Richard Swanborg '76.

Some go into education...

  • High School Teacher, College Station High School. Christopher Watson '13.
  • Assistant Professor, Southwestern University. Carin Perilloux '03.
  • Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Yaa Akosa Antwi '02.
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, Transylvania University. Ryan Stuffelbeam '98.
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Elmira College. Mariam Khawar Spear '91.

And some have found success in other fields...

  • Head of Healthcare Informatics and Population Health Management (ASEAN & Pacific), Philips. Fernando Javier Erazo '01.
  • Program Management, COO Office, Bloomberg LP. Nikhil Krishnaswamy '00.
  • Director of Fiscal Operations, Millikin University. Ruby Brase '88.

One even co-wrote the BASIC programming language.

  • Co-author, BASIC Programming Language and Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Dartmouth University. Thomas Kurtz '50.

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Printed on Thursday, May 23, 2019