Alumni Profile

Darren R. Boeck

Degree:   Bachelor of Science in Information Technolog, summa cum laude
Employed as:   Information technology manager, McNeilus Steel, Inc.
Darren's Story

Darren Robert Boeck of Dodge Center, Minnesota, completed his degree summa cum laude in April 2009. He has worked for more than eleven years as an information technology manager. Mr. Boeck completed 97 percent of his degree through proficiency examinations and distance courses with a final grade point average of 3.92.

Boeck demonstrated outstanding academic excellence and achievement as an independent learner while working to support his family, which includes a child with chronic health challenges. He said that finishing his bachelor's degree “has been a life goal of mine, one that not only helped me in my current position as far as building and systems planning but also allowed me to position myself better within the company. I am now a better asset to the company I work for and feel ready to tackle bigger challenges.” In a few years, Boeck plans to pursue a master’s degree.