My name is Ivan Spires and I have been a student at Kaplan University for a little over two years. I am currently pursuing my Associates Degree in Applied Science with a major in Programming. I have contemplated changing my major to include whatever necessary curriculum to include Software Design and Web Design. I have maintained a 3.69 GPA in all of my classes so far and will strive to keep it! I have to admit that returning to school is probably the most worthwhile project I have taken on in quite a while. I have hobbies which include flying model airplanes and rockets, learning new computer skills, and while I have not competed in years I still enjoy martial arts. I still work out 3 times or more a week and love the satisfaction it gives me. I started building flying models when I was a child and have continued to do so! I like seeing planes and rockets fly because it reminds me that all things with the proper attributes can take flight and the sky is the limit! I have, since school started, tried to learn some new "trick" or tip everyday. I have been taking online skills classes at the Hewlett Packard site and will continue these classes on top of my regular classes at Kaplan University.