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Covenant Student Named TechScholar

Anna Hankal


Covenant College computer science major Anna Hankal ’17 was awarded a scholarship from the Chattanooga Technology Council (CTC) on June 23, 2015. The CTC exists to connect Chattanooga’s growing technology community, in an effort to drive economic growth. Volkswagen and Zycron served as the corporate sponsors for the scholarships.


Hankal was one of eight students from local colleges to receive the award from CTC. The scholarship was presented in conjunction with CTC’s TechScholar program, which seeks to bring new talent to Chattanooga’s technology sector.


“Anna is always willing to go out and try something new,” said Dr. John Hunt, associate professor of computer science. “This is just one more item on a long list of what she has accomplished outside of the classroom. The scholarship is a testimony to her work ethic and her effort to take advantage of learning opportunities outside of class, which is what employers after college are looking for.”


As part of her application for the scholarship, Hankal wrote an autobiographical essay and an essay in response to the topic, “What excites me about my technology future.” Hankal submitted a piece describing the many amazing people she has met and diverse experiences she has encountered through her studies in computer science at Covenant.


“The Chattanooga Technology Council was unbelievably gracious to present me with a scholarship this summer to help support my last year of studying computer science here at Covenant,” said Hankal. “The program at Covenant has opened so many doors for me to travel all over the United States discovering new people and places where technology is intersecting people’s lives in exciting ways. God continues to open my eyes to the beauty of His face that is reflected in the people around us, and I believe that studying computer science has hugely blessed me in my pursuit of His beauty through the phenomenal people I meet. I could not be more thankful for such kind encouragement from the Chattanooga Technology Council to continue to learn and grow in my career at Covenant and beyond.”