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SoonaftergraduatingfromRowanUniversityin1984withaBachelorofSciencedegreeinComputerScienceIbeganmycareerinthefieldofengineeringatRCAinMoorestownNewJersey.AfterstartingatRCAwhichisnowLockheedMartinIenrolledinDrexelUniversityseveninggraduateprogramandgraduatedUpsilonPiEpsilonwithaMasterofSciencedegreeinComputerScience.TodayIamaSeniorSystemsEngineeringManageratLockheedMartinandaresidentofWestDeptfordTownship.IhavetaughtcomputersciencecoursesatareacountycommunitycollegeshadtheprivilegetoserveeighteenyearsonTownshipCommitteeandwasrecentlyappointedtotheGloucesterCountyCollegeBoardofTrustees.IhighlyvaluemyundergraduateeducationIreceivedfromRowanUniversity.MyRowaneducationprovidedmewithastrongfoundationforgraduateschool.IrecallthepersonalinterestthatRowanfacultymemberstookwiththeirstudents.IrecallchallengesofDr.SethBergmannsCompilerTheorycourse.ThecourseprovidedmewithafoundationofvirtualmachinesimulationsanddatastructuresthatIwoulduselaterinmygraduateeducation.AsafatheroffourIrealizethattodaysgraduatinghighschoolseniorshavemanyoptionswhenmakingtheimportantdecisionofwhichcollegetoattendandmanywillmakethechoicetoattendschoolsoutsideoftheregionorstate.HoweverasastudentIneverfeltthatIwassimplyanumberbeingusheredthroughalargeandimpersonalprogram.LastyearmydaughterJessicahadtheopportunitytoattendanumberofuniversitiesforchemicalengineeringandchosetoattendtheengineeringprogramatRowanUniversitylargelyduethesmallclasssizesandthegenuinecommitmentfacultymembersmaketotheirstudents.RowanUniversityhasadeep-rootedhistoryinthefieldofeducationandIbelievethathallmarkofeducationexcellencestillexiststodayatRowanUniversity.AlumniSpotlightByLenE.Daws84TheScopeFall2012ParvizAnsariIevaZakeCherylONeillMatthewCostanzoVeronicaDiazContact856256-4850856256-4921axwww.rowan.educsmTheScopeispublishedtwiceayearbytheCollegeoScienceandMathematicstohighlighttheachievementsoitsacultystafstudentsandalumni.SendsuggestionsandcommentstoCollegeoScienceandMathematicscoEditorTheScopeRowanUniversity201MullicaHillRd.GlassboroNJ08028-1701oremailcsmrowan.eduDeanAssociateDeanEditorWriterDesignerPhotographerCSMstudentscholarshipsandprograminitiativesaremadepossiblebythegenerosityofindividualsandcorporations.Pleaseconsideragiftandjoinusindeliveringthehighestqualityeducationtoourstudents.www.rowan.educsmgivingCollegeofScienceandMathematics201MullicaHillRoadGlassboroNJ08028LikeusonFacebookFacebook.comRowanCSM