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Gary & Merry McDonald Scholarship

Dr. Gary McDonald began at Northwest in 1971 as an assistant professor of mathematics and retired in 2015 as a professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems. He began teaching computer science courses in the late 1970s and was a founding member of the Department of Computer Science in 1980. His specialty was programming languages, and he taught more than 25 different programming languages. He served 13 years on the Promotion and Rank Committee, 15 years on the University Research Committee and 18 years as Library Liaison. He was a key player in the development of the master’s degree program in applied computer science program. In addition to his own publications and presentations, he supervised undergraduate research projects, leading to regional and national presentations and refereed publications for the students conducting the research.

Dr. Merry McDonald arrived at Northwest in 1971 as an assistant professor of mathematics, retiring in 2015 as a professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems. She began teaching computer science courses in the late 1970s and was a founding member of the computer science department in 1980. She was instrumental in the development of the master’s degree program in applied computer science, serving as program director since its inception in 2004. In addition to her own publications and presentations, she supervised undergraduate research projects, leading to regional and national presentations and refereed publications for the students conducting the research. She was chair of the computer science department for eight years and chair of the calendar committee for 15 years.
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