Alan Stanford Scholarships - 2015

The SIM Outreach committee awarded $2,000 Alan Stanford Scholarships to four student. The winners are:

Jasmine Herbert

Jasmine Herbert is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but likes to consider herself an adopted Hoosier, as she is a junior at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. Upon graduation, she will receive a Bachelors of Science in Computer and Information Technology with an emphasis on Web Development and a minor in Computer Graphics. Her passion stems from web design and improving communication through the use of social media. In the future, she would like to pursue either a management position or a lead user experience designer. Jasmine states, “I am honored to receive the SIM Indianapolis Scholarship two years in a row.”

Luis Espinoza

Luis Espinoza is a CIT major at IUPUI. Originally from Peru, he moved to the United States when he was 9 years old. Ever since then, he has made it his goal to succeed in school and future career. So far, he has been able to keep his GPA high and will continue to work hard in order to achieve his dreams. Some of his hobbies include music production and learning new languages.

Luis states, “I am very passionate about technology; that is why I always tend to keep up to date with the latest news about technology!” Goals he has for the next 5 years include learning at least 3 advanced programming languages and to acquire a position as a Database Administrator.

Shelly Moline

Shelly Moline is a junior maintaining a 3.97 GPA, who has called Indiana her home since she was very young. She has not decided on a concentration, but believes it will be software based. She will be getting experience as a Student Trainee at the Indianapolis VA Medical Center in the System Redesign VERC department.

In April of 2011, she was twenty two weeks pregnant and went into labor with her third child. She was put on bed rest for the remaining forty weeks of her pregnancy. After six years as a Service Advisor, she found it necessary to leave Penske Honda. She decided to attend college to obtain a degree in Computer Information Technology.

Shelly is a two-time recipient of the Alan Stanford scholarship, and member of Women & Hi Tech, Tau Alpha Pi and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Her philosophy is “No matter how old you are or how busy you are, there is always time to better yourself and learn new things.”

Matthew Rust

Matthew Rust is a freshman Computer Information Technology major / Computer Science minor at IUPUI.

He states, “All throughout my life, my parents have encouraged me to do my best at everything I attempt, because nothing is worth ‘half-doing.’ I have taken that mantra to heart and applied it to my education and work in Greensburg and Indianapolis. Thanks to that hard work I was the Valedictorian and President of my Greensburg High School class and I am a current member of the IUPUI Honors College and have earned the IUPUI CIT Department's Deans List.”

He plans to focus his education and work in the fields of network administration, database management, IT security, and application development. He looks forward to one day living and working in Indiana. “I believe that Indiana holds many opportunities for the IT industry, and I am excited for what the next decade of innovation will do for our state. I would like to thank SIM community for this wonderful opportunity, and I appreciate your contribution to my education.”

Alan Stanford Scholarships - 2014

The SIM Outreach committee awarded $1,000 Alan Stanford Scholarships to four students from the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI. The winners below received their awards on April 4th during the 40th Annual Bepko Honors Convocation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Indianapolis.

Adam Fernung

My name is Adam Fernung, and I am an information technology student at IUPUI. I have a passion for web development but have recently been transitioning into web analytics and data analysis. After I obtain my bachelor’s degree, I plan on attending graduate school to study information systems. In the future, I would like to work with large scale data and financial analysis to ensure the integrity of data and fiscal responsibility for large and small businesses alike. When I am not in front of a computer, you can find me visiting local coffee shops or checking out the latest and greatest products at the Apple Store.

Shelly Moline

My name is Shelly Lynn Moline. I am 35 years old, been married for 10 years, and a mother of three girls. I have called Indiana my home since I was very young.

In April of 2011, I was twenty two weeks pregnant and went into labor with my third child. I was put on bed rest for the remaining forty weeks of my maternity. After six years as a Service Advisor with Penske Honda I was let go as they needed to fill my position, and I was unable to return. With the economy weak and a newborn at home we both decided to attend college to obtain degrees in the Computer Information Technology major.

I am currently a sophomore holding a 3.97 GPA. I have not decided on a concentration as of yet, but I do know that it will be software based. I can see myself as a DBA or an application developer. I plan to look for work locally after graduation. I am a member of the Women & Hi Tech organization as well as Tau Alpha Pi and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

My philosophy is that no matter how old you are or how busy you are there is always time to better yourself and learn new things.

 

Jasmine Herbert

Originally from Cincinnati Ohio, Jasmine Herbert is a sophomore at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis. Jasmine will be receiving a Bachelors of Science in Computer and Information Technology with an emphasis on Web Development. In addition to this Jasmine will also receive a minor in Computer Graphics as well as a Technical Communications Certificate. Overall, Jasmine is very passionate about STEM outreach and improving global communications through the means of user interface design.

Jasmine is a firm believer in treating every experience as a learning opportunity and she has most recently achieved one of her top career goals in working for a Fortune 500 company. Currently Jasmine is working as a full-time Co-Op for Johnson & Johnson where she has gained great insight on what it is like to work in a corporate environment. Outside of the workplace Jasmine is a part of the Diversity Scholars Research Program where she is able to perform undergraduate research under a mentor. She also serves as the Academic Excellence Chair for IUPUI’s National Society of Black Engineers chapter.

 

Justin White

Hello, my name is Justin White, and I would like to begin by saying thank you for choosing me as a recipient for the Alan Sanford Scholarship. I am pursing a Bachelors of Sciences Degree in Computer Information and Technology (CIT) with a core focus on the Networking Track. I am also pursuing a minor in Organizational Leadership (OLS). Currently I work part-time in Retail and work as an Intern for the Living Lab on IUPUI’s campus. Following this semester, I have been offered a job opportunity to continue working for them as an employee. By gaining this experience, I plan on applying for part-time employment if offered during the school year or full-time employment upon graduation.