Isaac Hermens(.com)

About Me

Hello, I am Isaac Hermens; thank you for visiting my website.
I am currently a Junior at Southern Adventist University; I am majoring in Computer Science and minoring in mathematics. After completing my Bachelor's degree, I plan to pursue a Master's in Computer Science.

My Life in College

My current class schedule consists of:
  • Discrete Mathematical Structures (M/W/F 9:00-9:50 AM.)
  • Organization, Architecture, & Assembly Language (M/W/F 10:00-10:50 AM.)
  • Organization, Architecture, & Assembly Language Lab (W 2:00-5:00 PM.)
  • Principles of Networking (M/W/F 11:00-11:50 AM.)
  • Probability Theory (T/Th 9:30-10:45 AM.)
  • Christian Spirituality (T/Th 1:00-2:15 PM.)

  • Since early August of 2011, I have been employed by the SAU Audio Visual Services Department as an AV Tech. Currently, I work 2-10+ hours a week for the AV department.

    Since January of 2012, I am also employed by the School of Computing as a tutor. I currently work ~2 hours each week for the Computing Department.
    Since April of 2012, I have been employed by the Center for Innovation & Research in Computing (CIRC) as a C#/.Net Software Developer.

    Previously

    During high school, I was involved in a number of extracurricular activities.
  • Regarding sports, I played JV2 and JV basketball as a freshman and sophomore, and JV baseball as a senior.

  • However, most of my activities were not been sports related.
  • I competed in the Chemeketa Regional Math Competition all 4 years of high school, as well as the BPA Science Bowl as a senior.
  • I participated in FTC Robotics my senior year; with my team taking 2nd place out of approximate 75 teams across the state of Oregon.
  • I was a member of National Honor Society since the end of my sophomore year, serving as chapter president during my junior year and secretary during my senior year.
  • My freshman and junior years, I participated in American Sign Language Christmas Signing, learning a number of Christmas songs and performing them in sign language.
  • During my senior year, I began to learn and sign music with my friend, Hailey Wilson. We were assisted by our ASL teacher, Mrs. Neikola Farrior.
  • I was also heavily involved in the work of Lightstream International, an independendant ministry operating out of the McMinnville Adventist Church. I volunteered on a weekly basis to operate the LS9-32 Digital Mixing Board for live sound, O1V Digital Mixing Board for recording, R-Quest DVD/CD Duplicator, and PC and Mac computers.
  • I enjoy school, and take the most challanging classes available to me. Unfortunately, I attended a small high school, so my class choices were often limited. I was able to take a number of Advanced Placement and College Credit Now classes, including U.S. History, English Literature and Composition, Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry, Calculus I & II, and College Writing I & II. Due to lack of student interest and budget constraints, Amity cut its A.P. classes the year after I took them. I devoutly hope that they will be able to reinstate these more challanging classes so that future students will have the opportunity to experience them.

    Ministry

    I had the opportunity during high school to take classes in American Sign Language during my 9th and 12th grade years. Outside of class, I participated in American Sign Language Christmas Signing during my 9th and 11th grade years. During 12th grade, I began to learn to sign music on my own, with the assistance of my wonderful ASL teacher, Mrs. Farrior. On several occasions, I signed with my friend and fellow ASL classmate, Hailey Wilson.

    I feel that signing music brings me much closer to the God who I love, and I'm grateful that He blesses my ministry and uses me as a conduit through which to share His love.

    The link below leads to a page with videos of most of the songs that I have shared, as well as a recording of the 2011 Christmas Signing group and one of Mrs. Farrior signing "Blessings" by Laura Story.
  • American Sign Language Music
  • Entertainment

  • Reading.
  • Naps.
  • Listening to music.
  • The occasional (sometimes more than occasional) video game, TV show, or football game.
  • Principles of Networking Project

    Type4Life

    (High School) Senior Project

    I originally created this website to host the web-based typing software that I created for my high school Senior Project on software engineering. Over time, it will grow to contain more of my work and personal information.

  • Typing Game