Two computer science alumni of the University of Missouri-Rolla were inducted as members into the UMR Academy of Computer Science during the group’s banquet and induction ceremony in Rolla on April 21.
The academy honors outstanding computer scientists for their contributions to the profession and their involvement with UMR students and faculty. The academy also serves as an advisory group to the computer science department.
New members are:
Karen Squires Nordeng of Iowa City, Iowa, director of content support services for Pearson Educational Measurement, a subsidiary of Pearson Education. She received a bachelor of science degree in computer science from UMR in 1989. She also holds a master’s degree in business administration from Washington University. At Pearson, she is the first non-sales support person to receive the Most Valuable Player award from the PEM sales and marketing group for her outstanding support of increased sales. She has served on the computer science advisory board at the University of Missouri-Rolla for almost 10 years.
Dean Swisher of Irving, Texas, vice president of technology and process integration at MedSynergies, a healthcare business service provider offering revenue cycle management for physician groups and institutions. Swisher received a master of science degree in computer science from UMR in 1970. He also received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics from Missouri Valley College in 1969 and a master’s degree in business administration from Central Missouri State University in 1978.