Dr. Jim Skon, Ph.D., is a Professor at Mount Vernon Nazarene University located in Gambier, OH. He is also the Chairperson of the Computer Science department. In addition to being with MVNU for 30 years, Dr. Skon has been a software company business owner and has written several books. He has taken teams of youth from the MVNU to work with computer installation and education in Belize, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. Dr. Skon helped to install the computer system in the Kujip Hospital in the Western Highlands of PNG. Dr. Skon has assisted SewHope in acquiring Dell computer laptops for the schools in Guatemala. He and his team were kind enough to spend five days with our team in the schools in Guatemala helping us to get started. With their assistance, we were able to jump by leaps and bounds. We hope to continue the collaboration with MVNU.
Doug Karl, an entrepreneur and electrical engineer, has worked in various capacities with Dr. Skon for over 30 years. They make a great team. Doug invented the first access point as well as the first security system for computers. He sold his company to Google. He and Dr. Skon have been working on another internet project for seven years and are eager to roll it out.
I would like to extend my special thanks to Dr. Skon, Doug and their team of five students, who were incrediibly generous with their time and knowledge for the advancement of the mission and work of SewHope. Thank you!
Sr. Pam Buganski
Sr. Pam joined SewHope as our first American Project Coordinator in 2012