Kurtis James Keller '12
Major: Computer Science
Job Title: Programmer
Minor: Web Design Hometown: Louisville, Ohio
Job Title: Programmer, Electric Data Interchange (EDI) Coordinator
Employer: Robertson Heating Supply Co.
Former men’s golf team member
I write programs and reports, mainly retaining to sales and accounting data. I also oversee the EDI Invoicing for the entire company, covering roughly 90 vendors. EDI acts as an in-between for vendors to send invoices and/or purchase orders without any delay or downtime.
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
I chose to attend Mount Union because it was very well known and respected within the community and I had also known a co-worker who graduated from there with a computer science degree who recommended Mount.
Personalization from Professors
The personalization you get with professors at Mount that you wouldn’t get at any other college is what makes Mount stand out. My favorite professor was Professor Cindric, associate professor of computer science and information systems, who helped me settle into my minor and was a good person to talk to in and out of class. We still talk often to this day.
From Classmates to Friends
My best memories at Mount Union were created in my computer science classes, where a tight knit group of people came in together and graduated together.
Applying Classroom Lessons in the Workplace
Still to this day, I may be working on a project here at work and will remember something from class that helped me get through a project there. To me it’s the small things that you will always remember from classes, not so much from the textbooks or homework. You learn things at college that you just can’t learn anywhere else. That in itself makes education a worthwhile investment.
Hard Work Pays Off
Throughout my time at Mount Union I worked part time for Robertson Heating Supply. I then went on to recieve a full time job there as a junior programmer after graduation.
What I like best about my job is that I get to do what I love and there’s room for growth.
I’d like to become a successful businessman and raise a family.
To me it’s the small things that you will always remember from classes, not so much from the textbooks or homework. You learn things at college that you just can’t learn anywhere else.
- Who is your hero?
- My father.
- What is your biggest pet peeve?
- Bad drivers.
- In a meeting with your peers, is your phone on the table, in your pocket, left at your desk or in your car?
- Left at my desk.
- What is your favorite kind of sandwich?
- Buffalo chicken wrap.
- What was the occupation you wanted to be when you were a kid?