UWF degree and year of graduation:
MS in Systems and Control Engineering, ’94
As you look back at your days at UWF, describe your best memory.
I remember doing homework on Sundays. In that context I did not attend UWF as a typical “college” student but was a non-traditional student. I learned a great deal about computers and control systems. It was all fascinating.
While you were at UWF, what did you think was its most outstanding and/or unique quality?
The unique quality was the design of the degree program when I attended. It was a well thought-out curriculum that matched the demand of the technical job market in the area. I am much appreciative of that tailoring.
As you reflect, did your education at UWF have an impact on where you are today?
Most definitely. I am in a technical career at Eglin Air Force Base and the knowledge that UWF gave me was instrumental in getting a foothold in my career because I came away with the combined knowledge of computers and control systems.
Describe what you do/did professionally including the type of company you work for.
I work for an engineering company in modeling, simulation and analysis of dynamic systems. This is what UWF prepared me so well for.
What advice would you give students today who are considering studying one of the disciplines in the School of Science and Engineering.
I would advise students to get a master’s degree as soon as they can. It has one of the largest impacts on your job marketability in this competitive environment. If you go full-time, it does not take that long.
Last, would you share one thing about yourself that would give others insight into your interests, hobbies, etc.
I love the beach. I also enjoy water activities on my boat. That is a major reason why I live in this beautiful area – the quality of life.