Professor Darci Nurkkala
Coordinator of Tutoring Services and TWEET Co-Advisor
I love my job as the Coordinator of Tutoring Services. I work with colleagues who are caring and supportive, tutors who are willing to help out their fellow students, and students who are striving to become better students. I enjoy getting to know both the tutors and the students on a personal level. All of them have enriched my life in some way, and some of them have even become like family.
Another reason that I have enjoyed working at Taylor is that my husband, Dr. Tom Nurkkala, and I have been able to lead January term mission trips for Computer Science and Engineering students. We have been able to introduce students to new cultures, to real life programming experiences, and to missionaries in the field. Tom and I also had the opportunity to make a presentation about these trips at the Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences.
As Co-Advisors for Taylor Women Engaging in Engineering and Technology (TWEET), Dr. Nobles-Lookingbill and I seek to serve and support Taylor’s female students in what tends to be a male-dominated field. If you want to know more about TWEET, please send one or both of us an email, and we’ll be happy to tell you more!
(Adapted from taylor.edu’s page)
MS, Technology & Ministry, City Vision University (in progress)
TESOL Certification, Taylor University (2013)
BS, Business Administration - Management Information Systems, Michigan Technological University (1985)
Family: Married to the stupendous Dr. Tom Nurkkala, with children David, Caroline, and Paul (Computer Science/Systems ’13)
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Traveling, and Cycling
Favorite Author: George MacDonald