Pero Atanasov was honored with the Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.
Atanasov is a graduating senior double-majoring in computer science and economics. After graduation he plans to begin a position as a software quality assurance (QA) engineer with Informatica, a leading provider of enterprise data integration software.
He is a recipient of the S.W. Kung Scholarship, which has financed his education after his family in his home of Macedonia could no longer assist him.
At North Central, Atanasov competed at the Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area computer programming competition. As a senior, he competed on a team North Central fielded in the advanced division that finished in second place.
Atanasov also tutored other students in math, economics and English and served as an ambassador for the College’s Legacy Program.