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Belmont Alumnus Publishes Web Programming Book


nickNicholas Williams is the newly published author of "Professional Java for Web Applications," a comprehensive guide to the creation of Java web applications for the enterprise. Wrox, a division of John Wiley and Sons featuring books "written for programmers by programmers," released the 936-page volume in March 2014.  Williams extends gratitude to three of his Belmont professors in his dedication page of the book, specifically mentioning Dr. Joyce Crowell, Dr. Bill Hooper, and Dr. Sarah Ann Fleming, all faculty members in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. 

Williams, a 2009 graduate of Belmont, was a double major in Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology.  In 2010 he was selected as "Programmer of the Year" by the Nashville Technology Council.  He currently works as a Software Engineer for UL Workplace Health and Safety, a division of Underwriters' Laboratories. 



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Haley Daniels
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a double major in Computer Science and Secondary Education. Following internships at Aloompa LLC and BNY Mellon, Haley is in the IT Leadership Development Program at Bank of New York Mellon


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Marlee Stevenson
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a double major in Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology. After having several internships in both fields while at Belmont, Marlee accepted a position as a Services Engineer with Digital Reasoning in New York City. 

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Geoff Gross
 graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Computer Science. Geoff interned at United Methodist Communications and at NextGxDx while at Belmont.  Geoff started his own company in 2014 with another Belmont student and Geoff is the CTO/VP/Co-Founder of Tealpass in Nashville, TN.

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Tena Percy
graduated from Belmont in 2015 with a B.S. in Computer Science. Tena had several internships in the Nashville area while at Belmont and is now a Software Engineer at DogVacay in Los Angeles, CA. 


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Max Shenfield
graduated from Belmont in 2014 and was an Honors Mathematics major. While at Belmont, Max was a Database Intern at ETR Associates, a Development Intern at Arbor Healthcare, and a Mathematics and Algorithm Intern at NextGxDx.  Max is currently a Jr. Developer at Arbor Healthcare in Nashville, TN.


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Stephen Bain
graduated from Belmont in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  After interning at Aloompa as an Android Development Intern, Stephen is now working for Aloompa in Nashville, TN as an Android Developer. 


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Angela Gaetano
graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Mathematics.  After working as a Data Mining Intern at Arbor Healthcare, during her senior year at Belmont, Angela is now a Jr. Data Scientist at Arbor Healthcare in Nashville, TN.


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David Strength
graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  After an interesting REU at Iowa State University and internship at Nissan his sophomore year, David is now a Software Developer at The General Insurance in Smyrna, TN.   

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David Gilmore
graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Computer Science. David is currently working at Digital Reasoning as an Associate Software Engineer. He is also the CTO, co-founder, and Lead Engineer at Poliana

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Alice Curtis graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Mathematics. She is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University.



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Patrick Cason
graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Web Programming and Development.  He is working at Octovis, Inc. as a Designer and Front-End Developer. Patrick is also a co-founder and front-end developer at Poliana


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Brian Howell
graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology.  He had several internships, and participated in an REU at Harvey Mudd College, while at Belmont. Following a Software Development Engineer position at Microsoft in Charlotte, NC, Brian is now a Software Engineer at Yelp in San Francisco, CA.   


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Grayson Carroll
graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  Grayson is currently the CEO at Poliana, a new startup providing a web application for political analysis.



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Marcella Noorman
graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.S. in Mathematics. Marcella continued her Mathematics studies in Budapest, Hungary during the summer of 2013 and is now in a Post Baccalaureate program at North Carolina State University during the 2013-14 school year.




Georgia Fisher
graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.S. in Mathematics. After interning at at Fiberweb in Nashville, Georgia is currently a Customer Service Analyst at Polymer Group, Inc..

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Josh Sheehy graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science. He is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant while pursuing his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Texas A & M University.


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Colin Hemphill
graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology. Colin in a Web Application Developer at Novation Mobile in Texas.




Kevin Crowl
graduated from Belmont in 2013 with a B.A. in Mathematics and Secondary Education.  Kevin is currently a mathematics teacher at North Akron Catholic School in Ohio.

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Reid Huffman
graduated from Belmont in 2012 with a B.S. in Mathematics, Actuarial Track. Reid is currently an Actuarial Analyst at BPS& M in Nashville, TN. 




Phillip Englehart
graduated from Belmont in 2012 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Entertainment Industry Studies. Phillip previously was a freelancer with SnapShot Interactive but has recently joined Paramore as a front-end engineer. 

Cory Hughes
graduated from Belmont in 2012 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology. Cory started as an IT intern and is now working as a Software Developer at Jackson National Life.

Trevor Hinesley graduated from Belmont in 2012 with a B.S. Computer Science and Audio Engineering Technology.  Trevor is currently a Product Developer at RecruitTalk in Nashville, TN.

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Kelly Harlan
graduated from Belmont in 2011 with a B.A. in Mathematics. Kelly is currently a Google Apps Deployment Engineer at SADA Systems, an information technology consulting, outsourcing and development firm in California.



Chris Driggers
graduated from Belmont in 2011 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  Chris is now a Business Intelligence Analyst at Kennedy Health System in New Jersey.  He previously was a Gameplay Scripter at Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. in North Carolina.

Matthew Lefavor graduated from Belmont in 2011 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Philosophy. Matthew began working as a Software Engineer at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland after graduation. “Although my job title is "Software Engineer", in reality I have worn several hats throughout my career at NASA, from software development to software testing to hardware operations to UNIX administration. I was selected to join a small group of hardware wizards and scientists to operate the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument aboard the MSL “Curiosity” rover during the critical first 90 days of its mission.” Matthew has recently returned to Tennessee and is a Software Developer at Rustici Software.

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Stephanie Bobo Hanson
graduated from Belmont in 2011 with a B.S. in Mathematics. Stephanie completed her M.S. in Industrial Engineering at Clemson University and is currently working at Hubbell Power Systems in South Carolina.



Kurt Alexander
graduated from Belmont in 2011 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Chemistry.  Kurt worked as a Web Developer at United Methodist Communications while at Belmont and then went on to work as a Statistical Research Specialist for the State of Tennessee.  He is now a Financial Analyst with Touchstone Medical Imaging.

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Hank Carter
graduated from Belmont in 2010 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  Hank is pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science – Security at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. 



heatherHeather Ellis Pickard
graduated from Belmont in 2010 with a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics. Heather was a Cyber Security Intern with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) while at Belmont and now works for the TVA as a Real-time Systems Analyst in Chattanooga.  “I work for the Computer Engineering Group in TVA's Nuclear Power Group. We provide computer support to TVA's three nuclear facilities. I specialize in cyber security and am responsible for the administration and monitoring of the network intrusion detection systems. I am also heavily involved with the incident response process.”

Neil Kowalewski graduated from Belmont in 2009 with a B.S. in Mathematics. While at Belmont, Neil worked as an IT Software Developer Intern for AIM Healthcare. Neil worked as an Analyst at Asurion and is currently a Senior Web Developer at Master Channel

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Matt Feury
graduated from Belmont in 2009 with a B.S. in Mathematics and Audio Engineering Technology. He then received a B.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech. Matt worked as a Software Engineer at OpenStudy.com for several years and is now a Software Engineer at Experience LLC in Atlanta, GA.


Allison Carrier
graduated from Belmont in 2009 with a B.F.A. in Design Communications and Web Development.  Allison is currently a User Interface Designer at Electronic Arts – Mythic Entertainment.

Ross Buffington graduated from Belmont in 2009 with a B.S. in Computer Science. After interning at InfoWorks, Inc., Ross is now a technical consultant and ASP.NET developer for this company.

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Ben Tate
graduated from Belmont in 2008 with a B.S. in Computer Science.  He received his Masters in Computer Science from MTSU in 2010. Ben is currently an Application Architect, on the Big Data Team, with OnX Enterprise Solutions in Phoenix, AZ.  



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