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Kayla McMurry (’17) | Computer Science

By on January 18, 2018 in ACU News with 0 Comments


Kayla McMurry ('17) majored in Computer Science.

ACU offered “a world of opportunities that I could never have imagined before coming here,” says Kayla (Holcomb ’17) McMurry, a computer science major from Wichita Falls.

One of those opportunities was to conduct research on automated assessment tools alongside two of her professors in the School of Information Technology and Computing. The resulting paper was published by a national conference on computer science education.

Kayla also was selected for a summer internship with insurance giant USAA, a company that has a strong track record for employing graduates of ACU’s College of Business Administration.

There, she received real-world job experience working on projects along with full-time employees, she says.  Plus, the internship turned into a job offer after graduation.

But what Kayla appreciates most about ACU, she says, is the way faith was integrated into her education.

One of her professors said something in class that stuck with her ever since: “Computer science is founded upon creating things out of nothing. We build objects that before were nonexistent, and then suddenly, here they are.”

“It takes so much for us to do this, and yet God spoke a single phrase, and the universe was created with all of its intricate design on many different levels,” Kayla says. “Every time I successfully complete a project, I am reminded of His power and glory as well as the careful design He put into each one of us.”

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About the Author: After a career as a professional journalist, Robin Saylor (M.S. ’03) returned to her alma mater, where she is director of content strategy for University Marketing and editor of ACU Today online. In addition to writing and editing, she develops strategies to promote the university through web, social media, print publications, video and other communication channels.
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