West Plains, Missouri
Computer Science — Game Development Concentration
“The professors in the Computer Science Department have really helped me learn and understand coding and everything you can do with it. The courses are challenging but incredibly engaging, and I get a sense of accomplishment with everything I do.”
“I hope to work as a game designer or a level designer, so I can be involved in the artistic and coding sides of game development.”
How have Carthage faculty had an impact on your life or Carthage career?
“Game Development I has to be my favorite class so far. It was the first experience I’d ever had working with a game engine, so I was always so excited to go to class and learn more about Unity. Getting your game to work and then being able to play it is such a unique and fun experience.”
“Data Structures has probably been the toughest for me. It’s a pretty confusing topic, especially in the beginning. But Computer Science I and II prepared me well for it, and Professor Mark Mahoney does a great job of explaining the material and pushing you in the right direction.”
“I’ve received the Carthage Highest Honors Scholarship and the Robert Todd Grant. I greatly appreciate the help towards covering the costs of my stay here; the scholarships offered played a big part in my decision to come to Carthage.”
Favorite spot on campus
“There are a few spots behind the Tarble Residence Hall that have a gorgeous view of the lake. I’ve sat and ate with some friends there several times.”
Biggest surprise so far
“I thought I would be more homesick than I am, but this is my second year on campus, and I really feel at home here.”
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
“I wanted to be a rockstar when I was 8, so I’m sure I would be just a little disappointed by my current career path. But I think 8-year-old me would think making video games is pretty cool, too.”
Why should other students consider your major? What advice do you have for them?
“The professors in the Computer Science Department have really helped me learn and understand coding and everything you can do with it. The courses are challenging but incredibly engaging, and I feel accomplished with everything I do. It’s very rewarding to see the results of your hard work in courses like Game Development and Data Structures.”
“I loved the location and the feel of the campus, and I saw that Carthage offers a variety of really cool game development and computer science courses.”