Listee Features — Computer Science


Originally interested in education, Grace Ann Horner spent many years in the field before finding out that teaching wasn’t the best thing for her. She decided to pursue computer programming instead, and loved the work. Her first position in the field was with Marca Medical Industries, followed by AMC Industries and Block and Co., Inc. Although she retired in 2017, she hopes to be remembered as a steady, loyal, and reliable employee. ​ Ms. Horner prepared for her career by earning a certification from the Control Data Institute in the state of Illinois, a Master of Science in outdoor teacher education from Northern Illinois State University, and a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Northern Illinois University. She then

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Always involved in mathematics, Angela Nicols feels she owes her computer science career to being in the right place at the right time. The field allowed her to combine her variety of passions, which she really appreciated. Her first professional position was supervisor of programs and project leader for Book Clubs Information Systems at Doubleday and Co. Inc., followed closely by manager of software engineering for Martin Marietta Information Systems. Then, from 1995 to 2015, Ms. Nicols worked as the owner of Nicols Consultant, a computer consultancy and training company. She is presently retired. ​ One of Ms. Nicols’ other interests is history. Between 1994 and 2015, she has held titles like chairman of technology and grants, vice president, president,

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