CSC News

April 28, 2009

Outstanding Computer Science Seniors Recognized

Each year, the NC State College of Engineering recognizes students for their outstanding performance beyond academic achievement with Outstanding Senior Awards.  Three Computer Science students were recognized during an awards ceremony on April 28th. 

Winners of the 2009 Computer Science Outstanding Senior Awards are:

Joseph Warren France is the winner of the Scholarly Achievement Award.  This award is for a student who excels both inside and outside the classroom.  Joseph, a December, 2008 graduate, completed the CSC Honors Program and the University Honors Program and minored in Art and Design.  While at NC State, Joseph was an active member of the Liquid Narrative Group under the direction of Dr. R. Michael Young.  Joseph’s area of research interest is in serious games.  His work, “Alternative User Navigation of 3-Dimensional Virtual Space,” will be published in the Spring 2009 issue of the North Carolina State University Journal of Undergraduate Research.  Currently, Joseph is employed as an educational video game developer at 360ed in Orlando, FL, where he works on training games for doctors who treat burn victims.

Joseph Talmadge Patrick
is the winner of the Citizenship and Service Award in recognition of contributions made to the NC State Community.  A double major, Talmadge has achieved academic distinction in both Computer Science and Business Administration.  Talmadge has been an active member of the Engineer’s Council, serving as the Computer Science Departmental Representative, Treasurer, and E-Week Committee Co-chair.  Within the Department of Computer Science, Talmadge has demonstrated his commitment to citizenship and service through his active participation on the Executive Board of the NC State University Student Chapters of the Association for Computing Machinery/Association for Information Technology Professionals (ACM/AITP).  He has held the positions of Treasurer and Co-president, and Senior Advisor.

William Russell Tatum
is the winner of the Leadership Award.  William has achieved academic excellence in Computer Science, his minor of Outdoor Leadership, and as an Engineering Foundation Merit Scholar.  William has been a teaching assistant for PY 208, PE 257, and PEO 216.  He has worked as a hiking counselor at Camp Kabeyun, participated in the Appalachia Service Project, and holds the following certifications:  CPR/AED for Pro-rescuer; Lifeguarding/First Aid, (American Red Cross), Heartsaver (American Heart Association), and Wilderness First Responder (Stonehearth Outdoor Learning Opportunities).

Congratulations to these outstanding students!  We take great pride in them as they serve as tremendous representatives of the department and great role models for our student body.


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