Finding Greatness: Anna Schumaker

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 12:00 AM
Categories: Finding Greatness | Students | School of Computing

Cochran, GA


An IT major aiming for a career in software engineering or cybersecurity, Anna Schumaker is president of the Association of Information Technology Students, Cochran Campus chapter.

Full Name: Anna Schumaker.

Age: 19.

Hometown: Gig Harbor, Washington.

High School:  Gig Harbor High School, where she held leadership positions in Key Club International, French Club, Garden Club, and yearbook staff.

Employment: Full-time student and Student Success Center tutor.

Degree Objective: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with concentrations in cybersecurity and software engineering.

Class Rank: Sophomore.

Primary Campus: Cochran.

Activities: Student Government Association senator, president of the Association of Information Technology Students (Cochran Campus), and assistant chair for MGA Relay for Life Club.

Career Goals: “I plan to someday be serving a company or organization with its technology needs.”  

She chose Middle Georgia State University because … “I wanted the out-of-state experience. I currently reside in Washington State, and I have so far enjoyed my time in Georgia and at MGA. Additionally, I was looking for a college with a good student-to-professor ratio because I value personal connections with my teachers.” 

The greatest thing she discovered about Middle Georgia State was … “I discovered there were so many organizations and ways you could get involved with the campus. I am part of multiple organizations already. As the president of the Association of Information Technology Students on the Cochran Campus, I am always trying to plan events and ways we can engage the student body. As a senator for the Student Government Association, I try to represent the students on the Cochran Campus the best I can and try to improve the overall quality of life on campus.” 

Her greatest academic experience as a Middle Georgia State student has been … “Going into my sophomore year with a 3.9 GPA and setting a personal goal to maintain my GPA throughout the rest of my time here.”

To her, greatness means … “Trying your best in whatever it is you are doing. Always try your best and you might surprise yourself. Additionally, there is still greatness in asking for help when you need it. I wish I knew going into high school that I shouldn't be ashamed for asking for help.”

In five years … “I’ll have my bachelor’s degree and will be settling into a career focused on helping a company with its software engineering and cybersecurity needs.”