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Here are some highlights...

Chad Casselman - Class of 1998

After graduating from CCU in 1998 with a degree in computer science and a minor in math, Casselman earned his master’s degree at N.C. State in 2000 and worked as a software consultant before returning to teach at CCU six years ago. His “side” businesses are the source of his financial success, however. When he was still an undergraduate, he started Casselware, a software development company. In November 2011, he and two partners founded JVZoo, an online marketplace for sellers of information products, and the company has become highly profitable.

Patrick Doring - Class of 2011

Originally from Lake Wylie, S.C., Doring’s experience at Coastal probably could not have been much better. He studied hard when it was appropriate, but he also had fun. He balanced his job working at Kimbel Library with plenty of surfing and socializing. When Doring received his degree in computer science in 2011, he had completed a well-rounded experience, one that would take him to the headquarters of one of the most well-known companies in the world.

Sachin (Sunny) Gupta - Class of 1992

Sunny Gupta '92, a native of Chandigarh, India, earned a bachelor's degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics in three years from Coastal Carolina University.  As a student, he was an intern in the Chancellor's Office, a resident adviser, and the president of the International Club.  He also worked in the computer science lab.  Today, Gupta is the cofounder and CEO of Apptio, one of the fastest growing software as a service (SaaS) companies.  Gupta was named the College of Science's 2008 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year.  He and his wife, Prena, previously established the Sunny and Prena Gupta Jamboree Alumni Scholarship at CCU.

Ryan Rossi - Class of 2009

Ryan Rossi, from Pawleys Island, earned a degree in computer science. He was undergraduate student research fellow with NASA and conducted research at the NASA jet propulsion laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.  He earned a Ph.D. from Purdue University and is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Adobe Research.