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Xinh Beardmore receives Academic Excellence Award for School of Design

After establishing a successful career in financial services, culminating as Associate Director of Finance in a large healthcare organization, Xinh Beardmore wasn’t satisfied. It was important work, but to her, balance sheets and fiscal projections didn’t feel like a tangible outcome. She had a growing sense that she wanted to make things, and needed a […]

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Academic Excellence Award: School of Engineering

Jason JaroszMechanical Engineering, B.S. Jason Jarosz’s engineering education has run the gamut — from the theoretical and research-based to the hands-on and technical. During his four years in the Mechanical Engineering program at Dunwoody College of Technology, Jarosz has taken advantage of a wide range of opportunities. He’s helped conduct research in the field of […]

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Focusing on Understanding

Academic Excellence Award & Student Speaker — Jacob Kearin, Electrical Engineering After graduating from high school, Jacob Kearin enrolled in a pharmacy program. However, he had a hard time adjusting to college and decided to join the U.S. Navy so he could travel, see the world, and pick up some useful skills along the way.  […]

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Goal to Becoming an Engineer Realized

Brennan Linn, Academic Excellence Award for Mechanical Engineering Brennan Linn elevates quality of work above all else. Raised to take pride in that work and to do it right the first time, he deliberates over the tiniest of details to achieve what he sees in his mind as the perfect outcome. Some might describe him […]

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Transition to the Trades

Academic Excellence Award: Rachel McFarland-Sulser, Associate of Applied Science, Construction Project Management For Rachel McFarland-Sulser, coming to Dunwoody has given her the opportunity to pursue a second career. And this time around she is following her passion — and some advice from her brother.  “Many years ago, I earned a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design […]

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Academic Excellence Award – David Jensen

For many, architecture is an art form. For artist David Jensen, architecture has become his new medium. Jensen, who will graduate this May with a Bachelor Architecture from Dunwoody College of Technology, discovered his love of architecture through his art. He was working on a series of collaborative projects with filmmaker and musician Isaac Gale, […]

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Academic Excellence Award — Yengkong Thao

Graphic Design & Production Yengkong Thao’s interest in graphic design was sparked by chance. After a meeting with his guidance counselor at Wausau East High School in Wisconsin, Thao found out he had a gap in his class schedule that needed to be filled. An artist at heart, Thao’s counselor encouraged him to consider taking […]

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Academic Excellence Award – Josh Mattson

Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) Josh Mattson knew that he wanted to do something hands-on for a living.   “I’m not a huge fan of sitting at a desk and filling out papers all day,” he said. “I like to get my hands dirty and turn wrenches.”  As a student at Osseo High School in […]