Since graduating from the University of Washington with baccalaureate degrees in Political Science and Economics, my education continues. At Highline and Bellevue Community Colleges, I took many computer classes, and later taught several myself. Northwestern University provided Contract & Business Law, and much computer-related instruction came from Novell, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and others. Now I’m taking online classes to keep up with the growing use of social media Web sites.
The technological ‘tools’ available today, better than anything from our past, deserve study and use. That’s why much of my career has been computer technical support. I believe we all need computer help to get our work done, whatever that might be.
Beyond that, I believe in a liberal education. The U.W.’s approach made all students, in all majors, take a wide variety of courses. Exactly as intended, this liberal education proved how knowledge in nearly any subject enhances understanding in many others. Exposure to a broad range of subjects—the arts and humanities, the social and ‘hard’ sciences, history and language—shows how much they intertwine and reinforce each other. All science—all knowledge—is ‘one’.
Of all investments, education in yourself is the most valuable. The more you know, the more your intellectual horizons expand… and the more opportunities will open. Not just to produce material wealth, but life satisfaction.
Not all study is drudgery. When work is done for the day, play can be better with the same knowledge. The computer skills I’ve acquired have become indispensable to my hobbies: aviation history and modeling.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Washington-Seattle Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
Aviation History - Model Airplanes