08/17/09 - We're going to Australia to visit Uluru!
Most of you may know it as Ayers Rock, but the
native word for it is Uluru. This is one
thing we never go to do while living in Sydney
so we're really excited to finally see it!

12/12/08 - We're going to Australia for Christmas!
We'll be in Australia to visit my parents for
Christmas. We're actually going after the 25th,
but we'll get to celebrate Christmas and New
Years while we're there. The fireworks on
Sydney harbour are always unbelievable!

11/08/08 - Stephanie got a new car!
Stephanie's Audi TT was starting to be a
hassle and need expensive repairs all the time.
We found a good deal on a gently used 06
Infiniti G35x which should be great for
commuting and the winters here.

05/05/08 - Stephanie has a new job!
Stephanie has just accepted a new job with H&M!
She'll be working as a merchandiser for their
new University Village store. She will have a
couple months (months!) of training in California
before starting here in August. I'll miss her!

2/15/08 - Thomas has a new job!
I've just accepted a new job with Microsoft!
I'll be working in a mobile service group
and haven't been this passionate about a job
in years! This is a great change and a
fantastic opportunity for me!

10/15/07 - Moved in to our new townhouse!
After what seemed like an eternity, we finally
moved in to our new townhouse! We are really
excited to finally own a home and are
realizing we don't have anywhere near enough
furniture, even for this little place!

07/11/07 - Townhouse Delay!
It looks like there will be a slight delay
with our new townhouse in Bothell. The new
move in date should be around the end of September.
Looks like Stephanie has even more time to look
for new furniture! Oh no!

05/20/07 - Thomas and Stephanie found a new house!
We have found a wonderful townhouse in Bothell
that is in the process of being built.
It is in a fantastic location and has some
excellent features and fantastic build quality
we were looking for. We should be moving in by
August!

04/15/07 - Thomas and Stephanie are home!
Thomas and Stephanie have returned home!
We are now back in Washington State and
are really enjoying catching up with friends
and family. We already miss Sydney, but it
is wonderful to be home as well. We'll be
house hunting for a place to live soon.

06/11/04 - Thomas and Stephanie are getting MARRIED!
Thomas and Stephanie are getting married!
Thomas and Stephanie got engaged
on April 30th of 2004 and are to be married
on August 6th of 2005 at Top of the Market
in downtown Seattle. Visit the Wedding page for
more information on the event!

04/05/04 - Thomas and Stephanie have moved to Australia!
Thomas and Stephanie recently moved to Australia!
Thomas was given an opportunity to pursue
an expatriate position for two years in
sunny Australia and has taken the job!
Thomas and Stephanie have updated their contact info.

10/13/04 - Thomas is looking for jobs!
Thomas Fennel is actively looking for a job!
Please see his pages for more information on his
career and to have a look at his resume. As
always, feel free to contact him.

7/15/04 - Heather and Brian and introducing...
Breckin Hadley! Congratulations on a
beautiful, healthy baby boy!

4/30/04 - Thomas and Stephanie got engaged!!!
Thomas asked Stephanie to marry him on
April 30th, 2004. Go to the pictures
to see some of the fun they had that weekend!

6/01/03 - Thomas and Stephanie have moved!
Thomas and Stephanie have both recently
graduated from WSU and have moved to
Troy, MI, where Thomas has taken
a job with EDS. The contact page has been
updated with new information as well!

2/16/03 - The Contact Page has been updated!
The Contact Page has been updated with the most
current contact information available for the
Fennel Family. Please stop by and have a look...
and maybe drop one of us a line!

 FennelFamily.com

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About My Education

I received my B.A. degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) from Washington State University in May of 2003. was involved in many undergraduate programs including the MIS Fellows program as well as the Honors College and the MIS Club.

Taken from the MIS Fellows website:



The MIS Fellowship Program is a prestigious, competitive on-campus internship for one of the best MIS programs across the country. The MIS faculty select the best and brightest among the undergraduate MIS students to serve as MIS "Fellows" for a semester. The Fellows then participate together with the faculty in hands on, real world, MIS research. The types of research projects that MIS Fellows are involved in include helping to manage state-of-the-art computer servers and computing facilities, developing high-end software applications, and assisting with technology usability studies.

MIS Fellows enroll for 2 units of internship credit for the semester and then work for approximately 10 to 12 hours per week during the semester as a Fellow for the MIS Program. While this is currently an unpaid internship, Fellows are able to gain direct, valuable, first-hand experience with exciting new technologies.


I participated in the fellows program for Fall of 2002 to Spring of 2003. My Fellows intership afforded me many great opportunities to learn more about computing, programing, and many other interesting subjects. My focus was on the interaction of intelligent agents and user participation.

I was also in the WSU Honors College. For my senior Honors Thesis I created a research paper on my experiences with the EDS CNS Wireless Team entitled: "The Implementation of EDS Wireless Networks at General Motors plants and production facilities; A Case Study."

The following is a list of some of the classes I took during my time at WSU. These classes gave me an incredible understanding of and appreciation for the Information Technology industry:

  • MIS 150: C Programming
  • MIS 153: Visual Basic Programming
  • MIS 202: Implementing Windows 2000
  • MIS 250: MIS Industry Technology
  • MIS 253: COBOL Programming
  • MIS 325: Java Programming
  • MIS 372: Database Design
  • MIS 374: Telecommunications
  • MIS 375: Electronic Commerce
  • MIS 425: Advanced Visual Basic
  • MIS 448: IS Project Management
  • MIS 472: Database Design, Development, and Deployment
  • MGT 301: Management and Organization
  • MGT 491: Business Strategy
  • ECON 198: Honors Economics
  • BLAW 210: Business Law
  • ACTG 230: Financial Accounting
  • ACTG 231: Management Accounting
  • ECON 320: Money and Banking
  • FIN 325: Managemnt Finance
  • ECON 360: Economics
For more information about my education, please see the My Resume page or feel free to contact me.


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