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Sterling Hallfors ’13
New Member of the Data Systems Team

The newest member of IT is certainly no stranger to Gettysburg College. Sterling Hallfors is a 2013 graduate of the College with a double major in Mathematics and Computer Science. He started his student career as a Math Major, but found that he also enjoyed many aspects of Computer Science. He particularly enjoyed the ‘Principles of Database Systems’ course. During his senior year Sterling was able to put both of his majors to use while working as a member of a project team in the Computer Science Department’s capstone course. His team constructed an Android app that connected to a web based tour of the Gettysburg area.

One of the instructors of Sterling’s course was Rod Tosten, Vice President of IT. Rod was very impressed with the quality of Sterling’s work and invited him to apply for an opening as a Network Applications Programmer in IT. Sterling was immediately interested in the possibility because of his love for the College and also for the town of Gettysburg. Full Story

Sterling and Joy with their best friend, Denver

A Day Well Spent

Hannah and John Whitehouse relaxing by the quarry

The annual Bring Your Child to Work Day has been observed for twenty-one years during the month of April. John Whitehouse, Data Architect in the Data Systems Department of IT, invited his daughter, Hannah, to join him on campus for the day. Hannah is an eighth grade student at Northern High School in Dillsburg. Hannah accepted the invitation. John believed that Hannah was of an age where she could understand his job, assist with some tasks in the department and enjoy a day on the college campus. During the day John showed Hannah some of the college web pages that he has helped to create and also some of the other software projects that he has been working with. Hannah also assisted in the planning of the IT Division’s Picnic by researching the picnic menu and doing some comparative pricing on the web. She figured per person cost for the picnic and suggested contacts for food and other purchases. In addition, she helped with organizing and updating the IT Division’s magazine and journal collection. In spite of all these activities, Hannah also had time to explore the campus with her dad and get a small taste of college life. She particularly enjoyed eating lunch with him at The Dive. Full Story

First Class in the New Computer Lab
339 Carlisle Street

(Photo Courtesy of Sue Holz, Economics Department)

Professor Rimvydas Baltaduonis instructing a lab
in Energy Economics and Public Policy

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