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Mary M. Heath
Consultant, CGI Group, Lebanon, VA
Affiliate Campus Staff, Cru at ETSU
Staff, Crescendo Ministry, USA
B.S. Computer Science, Spanish
Awards and Activities:
Mary M. Heath is a decorated writer, successful Software Engineer and Web Programmer, and internationally performing artist as both a solo and orchestral trumpet player. By the grace of God, whom Mary trusted in as a young woman, Mary has accomplished many things. Recently, Mary graduated Cum Laude from Marshall University in May 2011, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Spanish, as well as with a minor in Music.Music
Mary M. Heath was born in Atlanta, GA but shortly after moved to Charleston, WV where she grew up. From an early age, Mary became interested in the arts, participating actively in many art programs and began piano lessons at the age of 6. At the age of 11, Mary began playing the trumpet in school band at Overbrook Elementary under Lisa Bishop. Quickly, Mary began to realize her talent in music, winning many awards and competitions thoughout Junior High and High School such as the WV Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition (2006) and the Kanawha Valley Community Band Scholarship (2006) for placing First Chair in the Kanawha County All-County Band. During her undergraduate career, Mary received the opportunity to travel around the world with various ensembles and solo, performing in such locations as La Plata, Argentina, Monteccini, Italy; Kalavarita, Greece; Salzburg, Austria; Madrid, Spain; and Sarasptak, Hungary.
During her education, Mary had the opportunity to study under Jeff Flanagan of Charleston, WV, Mark Clodfelter of Lexington, KY; Dr. Martin Saunders of Huntington, WV; and Julian Poore of Great Britain.
Please visit “Sound Samples” in the menu above for samples of Mary’s trumpet playing both as a solo, orchestral, and classical player.Web Programming
Mary’s love for web programming began at an early age creating web pages for her own fun and pleasure. This soon grew into a talent for Web and Computer Programming. Mary first joined the Web Page team at George Washington High School in 2003 under Karen Donathan and became the first three-year member of the organization.
Currently, Mary has created numerous website for diverse ranges of organizations. These include Elizabeth Memorial United Methodist Church (http://emumc.org), Kanawha Valley Ringers (http://kvringers.org), and Crescendo International (http://crescendointernational.org). For sample of these works and others, please visit the Web Programming link in the Menu.Software Engineering
Mary got her start as a software engineer back in Computer Science 1 with Karen Donathan at George Washington High School. As soon as Mary wrote her first computer program – a 26 page, to scale, exact replica of a marching band formation – she knew she was talented in Computer Programming and decided to major in it in college.
As a Software Engineer, Mary’s current list of Software Products include: Music Librarian (2009), MiniWik V.1.0 (2011), and County Health Database System V.3 (2009-2011). Music Librarian is a web-based interface designed to help the musician or teacher create a visual database of their music library and allow students to check-in and out music quickly, rather than spending precious time tracking down who has what or who is assigned what piece to play. MiniWik V.1.0 was created for Mary’s senior project. MiniWik is a mobile application to aid staff, students, and interns with Campus Crusade for Christ in sharing the gospel and following up contacts they meet in the ministry field. Finally, County Health V.3 is a web-based database system for the WV County Health Departments that allows various County Health Agencies from around the State to electronically log and track WV-11 Transactions for their county. More information about these projects and others can be found on the “Software Engineering” page.Writing
As a writer, Mary began writing from an early age. As a child, Mary won numerous awards such as the WV Chief of Police Writing Contest (1st place) for “Why I Say No to Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco” and the Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest (3rd place) for “If I Could Change The World”. Also, Mary won 1st place in the Marshall SCORES festival for Feature Writing in 2006. Furthermore, in 2002, Mary began writing for FlipSide – a teen published newspaper in the WV Gazette. Furthermore, Mary joined the newspaper at John Adam Jr. High and assumed the position of Editorial Editor after one week on staff. Additionally, Mary help start the Patriot Press at George Washington High School and served as Editor the first year of the program.
Mary’s published works can be found on the “Writing” page in the menu.