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Alumni Entrepreneurs Inspire Computer Science Students to Innovate

Alumni Entrepreneurs Inspire Computer Science Students to Innovate

In March, eight graduates from the Department of Computer Science returned to campus to take part in a panel discussion. The event — “Innovation!” — gave current computer science students the chance to ask the enterprising alumni about their successful experiences in starting and maintaining companies. Alumni who took part in the panel discussion were:

Jared Klett ’99, who oversees infrastructure—including servers, bandwidth, and co-location facilities—for, the next-generation television network. He also developed e-Scrabble.

Dan Wheeler ’99, the president and co-founder of Sitrof Technologies, Inc. Wheeler is the author of “E-Document Collaboration during the Clinical Trial Process,” which was published in the March 2010 edition of Applied Clinical Trials Magazine.

Jennifer Gandolfo ’97, owner of Petabyte Consulting Group, LLC, a management and technology consulting firm specializing in clinical and cardiac safety software and services.

Bill Fenstermaker ’99, co-founder of Mimeya Technology and subsequently Gammabasics. Fenstermaker is an expert in network and systems architecture, designing and maintaining network systems handling millions of visitors per month.

Ron Gansfuss ’86, president of Gansfuss Insurance Agency, which serves the insurance needs of about 1,500 individuals and families, along with over 500 businesses in the NJ/PA area.

Chris Mollis ’90, who founded a software development and services company specializing in delivering high-impact technology solutions to the media and entertainment industries.

Matt Shampine ’05, who works at Simande LLC, a New York City based Web design and development studio that he helped co-found in 2008


Ron Parks ’83, president and chief operating officer of Knowledge Solutions LLC, a company that focuses on integrating technology, business processes, and policies to transform it into business-intelligent and actionable information.

The panel discussion was moderated by Deborah Knox, associate professor of computer science.

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