Jake Deaver (2006)
Jake graduated from Gothenburg High School in 2002 and came to Doane the following fall, having become familiar with the campus from older friends and a brother who had attended Doane. He was looking for a smaller school where students could develop good relationships with teachers and one that had strong science and education programs, since those were his interests as an entering freshman. The Dual Degree Engineering Program with Washington University was also a factor.
Ultimately Jake decided that engineering would be his career path, and the Doane physics major was a good way to achieve it. He was naturally attracted to physics and engineering, as those were subjects he excelled at, but he also found them to be the most challenging, and he really appreciated challenges.
Some of Jake's most memorable experiences were going to cross-country meets to cheer on friends. He and others would put on tailgate events including grilling burgers and setting up futons and chairs, even at 10 am, when most cross-country meets began.
After graduating from Doane, Jake completed a bachelors of civil engineering degree at UNL. He found that the Doane physics program lay the technical foundation for his engineering studies and honed his decision making skills and ability to logically solve problems in both the everyday life and in engineering.
What's Jake up to now?
After completing his engineering degree, Jake accepted a position with Olsson Associates in Holdrege, where he lives with his wife and two children, Jessica Marie and Joseph Lee.