College Degree and Contacts Pave the Way for Fulfilling Careers
Dave Hall, a Computing Support Specialist III on the George Campus, certainly has fully utilized his Delaware Tech education and contacts throughout his working career.
It started when his degree in Police Science, obtained in 1975, landed him a position with the New Castle County Police Department. He spent more than two decades there, primarily working patrol, accident reconstruction then as a Police Supervisor. It was his time in the Accident Reconstruction Unit that led him to a subsequent career and, ultimately, back to Delaware Tech.
“About 1986 our division acquired the department’s first stand-alone computer and no one knew how to use it,” he said. “So my partner and I learned how to configure the system and write scripts to run software.”
That initial interaction piqued his interest. He kept up on technology outside of work and also took advantage of professional opportunities as they arose.
After retiring from the police department, he took his IT skills into the private sector, which was gearing up for an anticipated Y2K-related meltdown. However, the Millennium bug disaster didn’t happen to the extent it had been feared (thankfully!), so business started tapering off. That’s when a long-time friend and College employee told Dave about an IT job opening. Since then, he has happily been a part of the Delaware Tech family.
“It is pretty much full circle to be back here,” said Hall. “It is like my second home. It’s nice to kind of give back by helping today’s students, faculty and staff.”