Congratulations, Monte Evans!
Monte Teaching Apprentices Monte teaches database concepts to high school apprentices

Monte Evans, Shodor's first intern, received his Master of Science in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) this month.

After interning at Shodor through high school and college, Monte joined Shodor as staff, serving in this role for two years before starting his masters program. Since then, Monte has returned on occasion to lead workshops and inspire the next generation of Shodor kids.

Monte Mentoring a student Working with an apprentice one-on-one

In addition, he has continued his work with a successful Internet venture, VoiceThread, which he helped to create in 2005. VoiceThread ( improves online photo/video sharing by allowing users to log comments on online albums using a microphone, a phone call, or a webcam. Users can create and listen to the resulting online discussions, or "voicethreads."

Monte Teaching a Workshop Monte answers a student's question during a SUCCEED workshop

"Monte is one of those students that you expect to accomplish great things," Patricia Jacobs says.

"He is a true example of how mentoring and being exposed to [science, math, engineering and technology] (STEM) areas at an early age can influence a student to choose a career in STEM fields."

Join us in congratulating him with his success and give him good wishes for his future. Congratulations, Monte! We know you will excel in whatever you do!

Photos from Monte's Graduation, May 10, 2009