Two Tusculum College Computer Science students were recently notified of their acceptance into graduate degree programs upon their graduation from the College this May.
Bryan Thiry, of Winchester, Ky., has been accepted and will enroll in the fall in Carnegie Mellon University’s master’s degree program in computer science. Carnegie Mellon is consistently ranked as one of the top three colleges and universities in the area of computer science. According to Dennis Lingerfelt, assistant professor of computer Science at Tusculum College, Carnegie Mellon’s master’s program is considered one of the “Big 3,” along with the University of California at Berkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“We in the department are very proud of Bryan and all of his hard work and success,” said Lingerfelt.
Another student, a minor in computer science, Amanda Kyker of Telford, Tenn., has been accepted into East Tennessee State University’s master’s degree program in computer science. Kyker has received a full assistantship with a tuition waiver based on her excellent scholarship and unique talents, said Lingerfelt. And while at Tusculum College Kyker majored in English, she has chosen to pursue her master’s degree in computer science.
Both students have excelled at Tusculum College and were recognized recently with faculty awards in their majors. Thiry was honored with the Senior Key in Math with Computer Science Concentration, and Kyker received the key in English.
“Getting accepted into either of these programs represents a major accomplishment, and getting accepted into a Big 3 school is a first for Tusculum College’s computer science program,” said Lingerfelt.