Western's Computer Science program really game me the skills I needed to work here at CRMCulture, but even more so, it instilled the notion of knowledge share. I have the drive to learn and to teach every chance I get.
Class sizes at Western were always small. It gives you the ability to become friends with the professors, which is a huge advantage. I never felt like I was burdening professors when asking for help with the class material.
I knew I wanted to attend Western the first time I rolled into Gunnison. I live only a few hours south, and attended the car show with my family for years before I graduated high school. When I first started attending, I had very different goals. I started out in the Outdoor Leadership program. I happened to see a few friends working on making a game (which at the time really blew my mind) I think it was Frogger or something along those lines. Being a gamer type, I though, I really have to take that class. I ended up signing up the next semester and had a blast. I had found my calling. I went from knowing nothing about programming to doing it every day.