Spring 2012 Senior Project has been a great success. This year our 12 senior project students partnered with non-for-profit organizations to assist with aiding them in their missions of service. Our friends who partnered with us were the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, Portiuncula Center for Prayer in Frankfort, and USF’s own Recreation Administration department. The students formed in teams of three. On April 26th our students presented their projects for their clients and a number of guests.
We’d like to recognize our partners for their contributions to our students.
Janine Hicks of USF contacted us last semester with a request for students to do a website update for Portiuncula – The Center for Prayer in Frankfort. The update turned into a redesign. Mary Lou Nugent was our contact and worked closely with our student team along with Janine. Thank you to Janine Hicks and Mary Lou Nugent.
Professor Syd Sklar of USF’s Recreation Administration brought up the need his department had for a specialized way of handling internships in the course of several conversations. This discussion led to the project that created a database and a web interface to that data. Our thanks to Syd for his work with the students.
Finally a very special thanks must be made to Jim Schuler, of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Corporation. Jim is one of our USF Computer Science alumni. Last semester we contacted him to see if there was anything that our students might work on for the Franciscan Sister of Chicago. Jim very graciously came up with two projects involving their retirement communities. Jim attended many of the class meetings so that he could help the students with their projects, refining them and helping them meet the challenges that arose. Jim was a valued part of this process helping students over the rough spots with their projects. Jim, you were truly a God-send!