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Unique opportunities and connections

December 21, 2015

Computer science major Devon Ellis (’15) found some unique experiential opportunities through both what AND whom he knew. The quality of his education in the computer science program at NNU and the outstanding alumni networking he had access to have given him a foundation for success.

“Freshman year I sat next to John Donaldson [’13] in class ... and when I expressed interest in Information Security, he commented, ‘very interesting,’” Devon remembers. Two years later, John contacted Devon about an internship opportunity at John’s current employer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. “It was without a doubt the best summer of my life. I learned so much,” said Devon.

On campus at NNU, Devon participated in drama, sang with Crusader Choir, and worked on programming a semester-long senior project. Devon is now attending Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, to earn a master’s in computer science with an emphasis in information assurance.

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