Department of Computer Science celebrates 25 years...

Department of Computer Science celebrates 25 years with alumni

As part of MTSU’s Centennial celebration during the University’s Spring 2012 Alumni Weekend, the Department of Computer Science thought it would be a grand time to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Alumni returned to campus April 14 for the Computer Science 25th Anniversary Reunion, which was held in the James Union Building’s Hazlewood Dining Room and in nearby Kirksey Old Main, where the department is located.

Alums reminisced about their years on campus with current faculty and Interim Chair Dr. Chrisila Pettey. Dr. Tom Cheatham, dean of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, also attended.

Attendees also enjoyed tours through the KOM.

— Randy Weiler (

Ying Liang ('97) of Dallas, Texas, uses 3-D glasses to see the intricate design in the 3-D hyperwall in Kirksey Old Main as part of an April 14 tour of the computer science lab. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)

MTSU alumna Mary Beth Rogers Ada (’94), computer science associate professor Brenda Parker and associate professor Dr. Medha Sarkar view a photo of computer-science faculty in the 1980s that appeared in “Midlander,” the University’s yearbook. (MTSU News and Media Relations photo)