Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Maria Maceda

An Outstanding Islander

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Computer Whiz
An early introduction to the fascinating world of computers has led Maria Maceda on a promising academic and career path. Maceda, who was only 4 when she received her first computer, learned the ins and outs of computers from her father. Years later, Maceda, a 2006 graduate of Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas, earned her bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Island University. Maceda graduated with 4.0 grade point average in May 2010. While on campus, she received several annual scholarships including the Presidential Finalist Scholar Scholarship, Community Outreach Scholarship, the South Texas Academic Rising Scholars Scholarship and the Evening Post Publishing Company Endowed Scholarship so her tuition was completely covered. She also served as secretary, treasure and vice president of the Computer Science Club. Last summer, Maceda completed a summer internship for Exxon Mobil in downtown Houston, Texas. She had also been hired as a contractor for Aries Technology, beta testing and developing networking labs. In hindsight, Maceda says she has felt a rewarding sense of accomplishment while at the Island University and is looking forward to her next adventure as a server administrator at Exxon Mobil. She begins her new position in July. In her spare time, she enjoys taking on the challenges of PlayStation RPG games. Also, Maceda’s younger sister, Briana, a sophomore music major, is attending classes at the Island University.

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