Moses Lake, WA
AA (Computer Science) 1988-1991
How would your life be different if Big Bend Community College wasn't there when you needed it?
"I would not have had the successful career in Information Technology that I have enjoyed for the last 20 years".
How did Big Bend Community College help you progress in your professional/personal goals?
"BBCC gave me the tools and the foundation I needed to excel in the field I chose. Without the education,
opportunities and support I received from BBCC I would not be where I am now".
Who impacted you at Big Bend Community College (faculty or staff)?
"There were so many. But I have to give the most credit to Van Jorgensen, head of the computer Science
department, who gave me a terrific foundation and the critical thinking skills that have served me so well in my field.
Also Janet Hubbard, former BBCC director of Technology, and Denise Yochum, a former Dean, gave me
opportunities that directly affected my my growth, continued education and experience and I am grateful to them for
the the faith they placed in me".
"Due directly to my Beg Bend education, I have worked in Information Technology management for two
international companies, made a comfortable living and have traveled around the country and even to China where
my current company has a site with a computer network that I am responsible for. It all began with BBCC".
Jack Gibson, Class of 1991