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Student Spotlight

Kyle Maxey

Incident Management Officer
United States Coast Guard

Fall 2016

Favorite Project

I really enjoyed creating my WordPress site for the Digital Imagery class. Visit it here: www.ksmaxey.wordpress.com.

My Career

As a Coast Guard Incident Management Officer, I oversee multiple missions to include Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Environmental Response.

Hobbies

Crossfit, Snowboarding, collecting records, playing music, graphic designing, and spending time with my wife Ashley.

Previous Student Spotlight

I was born and raised in small town Virginia and graduated as an art major from Virginia Tech in 2009. I joined the Coast Guard shortly after and have been stationed in California, Florida, and now Buffalo, NY were I reside with my wife and two dogs. I decided to pursue my master’s degree and when I found the WDOC program, I knew it was what I wanted to do. After being accepted, I have been going to UF part time and am currently halfway through the graduate program.

 

Hometown:

Rustburg, VA

High School:

Rustburg High School

Undergraduate:

Virginia Tech

Expected graduation:

Spring 2018

University highlights, achievements and awards:

It was very rewarding to see my coding work pay off for my final Advanced Web One site. I often struggled with the working combination of Javascript and HTML5, but the class allowed me to seamlessly integrate both into my personal website.

Current Employment:

I am currently serving in the United States Coast Guard as an Incident Management Officer.

I chose to attend UF because…

I chose to attend UF because the WDOC program complimented my undergraduate studies, allowed me to expand on skills and concepts learned there, and has an incredible reputation for high quality education.

My favorite thing about UF is…

My favorite thing about UF is that I’m able to earn a great postgraduate education while balancing a full time career.

When I have free time, I spend it doing…

Crossfit, watching sports, or honing my design skills working on personal projects.

My favorite class is…

Corporate and Brand Identity on the Web

My favorite place to work on homework is…

In the comfort of my desk chair at home.

My favorite professor is…

I truly can’t choose just one. Each of them have been amazing and provided me with useful knowledge and skills to better my career in social media marketing.

If I could have dinner with anyone, I would choose…

Peyton Manning

If I knew I could not fail, I would…

Become a Fighter Pilot

If money was not an issue, I would love to…

Buy an Airstream camper and travel the world, seeing everything I possibly could.

After graduation, I plan to…

Utilize my design skills to work as freelance graphic designer.
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