Current Students

CURRENT STUDENT PROFILES:

Class of 2014 
Drew Groth: In January 2013 Valpo Today featured Actuarial Science Major Drew Groth.  See the story here: http://www.valpo.edu/news/2013/01/17/groth-finds-his-home-at-valpo/ 

Class of 2015 
Julia Yuan: The Spring 2013 issue of Valpo Magazine featured Mathematics Major Julia Yuan. See the store here: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/307830a6#/307830a6/25

Class of 2016 
Rachel Rockey: The February 2013 issue of Valpo Today featured an article on Rachel Rockey, a Mathematics and Secondary Education major. See the story here:  http://www.valpo.edu/news/2013/02/20/rachel-rockey-scholar-leader-and-christ-college-student/ 

 

Computer Science and Mathematics majors at Valparaiso University have a wide variety of interests. Besides studying for this major, they have second majors and minors that they study and they are involved in many different campus organizations. The following 'snapshots' of some of our current majors give a sense of the breadth of their interests.

Christine Warner

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Major(s):Actuarial Science
Minor: Applied Statistics
Graduates: 2015

Why did you choose to be an actuarial science major?
Math has always been my strong suit and I particularly like statistics. Actuarial science combines business with statistics for a more challenging field..

What are your career plans after graduation?
I plan to work for an insurance company and continue taking the series of exams required to obtain a fellowship.

What extra-curricular activities do you participate in at Valpo?
I am a member of Campus Crusade for Christ, VU Ballroom Dane Team, and Dance Ensemble.

Michelle Kleckner

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Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Applied Statistics and Humanities
Graduates: 2014


Why did you choose to be a mathematics major?
I chose to be a math major because mathematical logic came easy to me, but at the same time, I felt that it challenged me to find patterns, to problem solve, and to think outside the box. I was additionally motivated to pursue math because I realized that it is vital to understanding the world around us.

What are your career plans after graduation?
I plan to attend graduate school for biostatistics. My graduate school experience will help shape the future direction of my career within the rewarding and growing field of biostatistics.

What extra-carricular activities do you participate in at Valpo?
I am a member of the Valpo women's golf team, and I am in the Christ College honor's college.

Ruyue (Julia) Yuan

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Major(s): Mathematics
Minor(s): Engineering, Applied Statistics
Graduates: 2015

Why did you choose to be a computer science major?
After my freshman year being a civil engineering major, I realized my true passion lies in math because I am always drawn to the theoretical reasoning behind facts. Math has opened up a new world for me to see beauty in numbers and logical reasoning. Doing math makes me smile.

What are your career plans after graduation?
I plan to pursue a higher degree in pure mathematics.

What extra-carricular activities do you participate in at Valpo?
I am a member of Christ College, Mortar Board--National College Seniors Honor Society, and University Symphony Orchestra.