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My name is Dana Holland. I'm currently the Director of the Computer Center at Navarro College. Before that I was Programmer/Analyst, and before that I was Programmer, and before that I was Junior Programmer, and before that I was Operator, and.... Well, you get the picture - I've been here since the day I was born!
I've had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of computer technology in the last thirty years - from the first personal computers, to the huge IBM mainframes, to today's Unix (AIX, Linux) workstations. I've also programmed at least a little in most of the programming languages that were popular throughout this period.
I graduated from Navarro in 1980, and have been employed here since then (except for a 6-month job at the Corsicana Police Department). I'm an alumni of Blooming Grove High School (1976) and the University of Texas at Tyler, where I received a B.S. in Computer Science in 1993 and was a member of Epsilon Delta Pi. Back in the ancient days, I attended elementary school in DeSoto, Texas.
In 2004 I graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a M.S in Computer Science.
I'm a member of MENSA (the name of the local chapter is Lonestar MENSA) - but all that really means is that I got lucky on a multiple-choice test! Yep, that's really all it means. I.Q. scores don't mean anything - it's what you do with what you've got that counts...
I was born on September 17, 1958 in Dallas, Texas - which means I'm as old as NASA! :-)
My interests are varied, as demonstrated by my changing of college majors - from music, to art, to computer science, to law enforcement, to geology/astrophysics, and back to computer science. I even considered joining the US Marine Corps when I graduated from high school - but the recruiter wanted me to sign up for 8 years - too long for this 17-year-old!
dana @ dana-holland.com