Melissa Goodwin, a senior at Minnesota State University, Mankato, will graduate May 2001, with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information science (CIS) and a double minor in history and technical communication. After graduation, Melissa wants to work in the area of computer programming or computer technical support. Currently, Melissa works at Minnesota State/PALS as a Help Desk Student Assistant.
Melissa provides a lot of specialized help to her family and friends with their computer problems and enjoys spending time with them. Her hobbies include reading, spending time on her computer, and watching sports.
Melissa works as a layout editor for Techniques and contributes stories to the newsletter.
Tyrone Thomas, known to his family and friends as DJ Phife, promotes and advertises artists and entertainment for his own company, 5000 Live Entertainment. Tyrone's skills include contract negotiations, promotions, and illustrations for his clients.
When he was a senior in high school, Tyrone's uncle gave him a mixer and encouraged his interest in music. That interest expanded from live shows from his home for a few friends into a business that offers eight shows a year for new artists, maximizing their regional exposure. Tyrone's networking extends from the west coast to the east coast.
Capitalizing on his interest in music and entrepreneurship has helped to make his dream a reality. Tyrone plans to graduate in May 2001 with a degree in technical communication and a minor in business law.