Ivy Tech Bloomington alumnus, Shannon Boggs, begins career as software developer

BLOOMINGTON – Shannon Boggs, graduate of Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus, received a job offer on the evening of Commencement in May 2016 and is now employed as an application developer as part of the software development team at Transeo Radiotherapy Solutions. Boggs graduated Cum Laude from Ivy Tech’s computing and informatics program with an Associate of Applied Science in Software Development and a JAVA application development certification. Transeo Radiotherapy Solutions is based in California but has local office space in Bloomington, Indiana. In his new position, Boggs is part of a small team that handles maintenance, feature development, and documentation for a large suite of web-based software used in proton radiotherapy treatment centers across the country.

“The job was a perfect fit for my interests (web-based business applications) and my further educational and career goals (full-stack development),” said Boggs. “I am blessed to work with an extremely capable and experienced programming professional, so I get to learn new things every day.”

Boggs first chose Ivy Tech for its convenient online classes, but says the face-to-face instruction with professors who develop software every day was the most beneficial to his education. Boggs previously attended university classes but says he did not receive the amount of educational value that he did at the community college. He credits instructor David Marrero for his teaching style, which kept the coursework challenging and relevant.

“In the rapidly changing field of software development, it is a constant struggle to maintain a current curriculum,” said Boggs. “At Ivy Tech, I was able to learn timeless fundamentals that apply to any programming situation and learn current best practices from an instructor that uses the technology daily in the real world.”

His family supported his educational goals. When Boggs decided to enroll at Ivy Tech, he talked with them about the time commitment and how his education would benefit the entire family.

“While I have proven that it is possible to work full time while attending college full time, it is not a decision to be taken lightly,” said Boggs. “If you find yourself completely unsatisfied with your present career situation and the opportunity is available, I would strongly encourage attending Ivy Tech.”

Boggs says that with his strong foundation from Ivy Tech, he is continually studying and learning hard skills in his new career at Transeo Radiotherapy Solutions. He plans to further his education by continuing to earn certifications for his professional development.

Ivy Tech offers eight associate degree programs in the School of Computing and Informatics: computer science, cyber security/information assurance, database management and administration, informatics, information technology support, network infrastructure, server administration, and software development. For more information visit www.ivytech.edu/computers. Ivy Tech also offers an associate degree in radiation therapy and a post-graduate proton therapy specialist certificate. For more information visit www.ivytech.edu/radiation-therapy. Second 8-week classes begin October 17. To enroll, visit www.ivytech.edu/applynow, stop into Ivy Tech Bloomington located at 200 Daniels Way, or call (812) 330-6013. Ivy Tech is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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