Profile - Andrew Nystrom
Question and Answer
What was your biggest challenge while attending college?
I had been home schooled up until attending Anoka-Ramsey via the PSEO program, so my first semester was a bit of a shock. I'd hardly ever been tested prior to that, and was used to one-on-one attention. The small class sizes and incredibly caring teachers at Anoka-Ramsey made that transition easier, I'm sure.
Anything you want people to know about the Computer Science program at Anoka-Ramsey?
Anoka-Ramsey has fantastic teaching, often better than what's offered at more prestigious universities, and for a fraction of the price.
Who were your favorite instructors?
I can't choose between Tim Wrenn and Mark Omodt. Tim demands the best out of every student. He sets high standards and wants to help every student reach them. Mark's love of math is highly contagious, and he makes concepts that would otherwise be abstract tangible.
Fast Fact # 1
Andrew is currently a Software Engineer at Google, Inc.
Fast Fact # 2
Andrew was Computer Science Student of the Year.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
Meet Jake OswellJake OswellInformation SystemsComputer Networking
"I enjoyed the relationships formed with teachers and other students at Anoka-Ramsey. Along with the cultural diversity, there was also age diversity. We were all in different places in our lives, and able to bring that experience into the classroom to help each other."
Meet Matthew DionMatthew DionInformation SystemsComputer Science & Pre Engineering
"Anoka-Ramsey has so much to offer: cheaper tuition than the University Of Minnesota; computer science and engineering courses; amazing teachers and great clubs such as the Physics and Engineering Club and the Computer Science Club."
Meet Nathan MorrisNathan MorrisInformation SystemsCNET
"Without a degree from Anoka-Ramsey I would not have had a career. While in school I met individuals in the industry. With hard work in class I was noticed and offered a job in the industry. Since then it has been history. I have moved on from my first job and now run a division. I have a stable income even in this economy."