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Lauren Walker (’19)

Information Technology

Lauren Walker is an information technology major from Round Rock, Texas. After calling ACU home for nearly four years now, Lauren will be graduating in May of 2019.

Lauren’s favorite course that she took while at ACU was Web Technologies (IT 225). The class covers a variety of coding languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL and shows how they all work together to make a website. Every week includes a new project that builds on previous material learned. “When you got to the end you felt like you had come so far from where you began,” said Lauren. In addition to the interesting subject matter, Lauren greatly enjoyed the challenge the course presented. The persistent attitude and resilient problem solving that was required to pass the course will stay with her for the rest of her career.

In the summer of 2018, Lauren interned at a small company called Trinsic Technologies in Austin that delivers managed IT services and technical support. Throughout her internship, she worked with a ticketing system, consulting sales, firewall configuration, and data destruction. While her official title was IT Technician and Support, Lauren was also able to see all of the different sides of the company.


While at ACU, Lauren is a teacher’s assistant for Dr. Byrd and also tutored for Web Technologies last semester. In her free time, Lauren does freelance video editing and makes promotional videos for law firms, authors and YouTubers. Currently, she is studying to take the Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) certification by (ISC)2 , which she will be taking in March. Lauren also played for ACU’s volleyball team. Off the court, she attended their weekly and monthly chapels, which she said played a big part in growing her faith. Lauren expressed that, in college, there are so many new opportunities that shape and grow you, but the environment at ACU offers unique encounters that nurture your faith. One of her favorite faith-based experiences she had while at ACU was being baptized by one of her favorite professors.

Lauren wants prospective students to know that ACU is unlike any other college you can find. “Not only do you grow your knowledge, but you also grow your faith; it’s a holistic experience,” she shared. “The people here at ACU are amazing, it is more than a college, it’s a community, you will never find another place like it.”