The department was proud to honour two alumni at the annual Arbor Awards ceremony, held at the President's official residence. The Arbors were created in 1989 to recognize alumni and friends for outstanding volunteer service to the university.
DCS graduate Michael McCarthy (Hons. BSc 1994 and BA 1999), VP, Operations at D+H, was recognized for his service as a student mentor with the department's Alumni-Student Mentorship Program, and for taking the time to attend Research in Action, the annual computer science research showcase, where he reviewed the latest research projects from his specialized perspective (that of venture capitalist). Michael will also be serving on a panel this fall to discuss "How to Interview for Jobs in Computing."
Alumnus Lawrence Mandel (Honours. BSc 2002) was unable to attend the ceremony due to previous commitments, but the department was proud to celebrate his dedicated volunteer efforts as well.
Lawrence, Firefox Program Manager at the Mozilla Corporation, was honoured with an Arbor Award for his continued support of the department's students. Lawrence has also participated in the Alumni-Student Mentorship Program, and he has spoken to multiple undergraduate classes and student groups on the St. George and UTM campuses.
Michael McCarthy is pictured above with Chair Sven Dickinson at the 2012 Arbor ceremony.