Donnell Makes History, Gains Statewide Honor

Joe Donnell, a member of the Arkansas Tech University Class of 2018, has been recognized by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Commissioner Johnny Key of the Arkansas Department of Education for his academic performance in the realm of computer science education.

Donnell was among five individuals honored as the first graduates of computer science education post-secondary programs of study approved by the Arkansas Department of Education. The recognition took place at the 2018 Computer Science Educators Conference in Arkadelphia.

A native of Danville, Donnell completed his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science education from ATU in May.

Joining him as the first computer science education degree holders in Arkansas were Candace Speers from Henderson State University as well as Chris Malone and Nate Vogel from the University of Arkansas. Drake Maltos, who is scheduled to graduate in December from the University of Arkansas, was also lauded for his achievement.

Learn more about the study of computer science education at ATU.

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