Student Profile: Katy McCray

Katy McCray

Katy McCray (’18) earned a bachelor’s degree in child development with a minor in psychology and a master’s in education from Eastern Kentucky University prior to joining the Master of Science in Information Communication Technology program at the University of Kentucky. 

Professionally, McCray teaches courses in Access, Excel, web design, and database management for Thomas More College and Indiana Wesleyan. In the future, she will co-teach a course on network and security with a colleague. 

"My biggest challenge right now is driving 2 days a week to Thomas More,” she said. “My goal is to be hired by at least 3 online universities and work entirely from Lexington.” 

When asked about the ICT program, specifically, she said, “The rewards of this program are numerous. All professors were accessible to me with office hours and weekly guidance when needed.” 

McCray added that her favorite class was ICT 500: Security Informatics. Her experience in the course sparked interest in the security field, which she aims to continue exploring.  

“I want to refine and polish my security knowledge and skills by continuing to be mentored by experts in the field.” 

Her advice to current students is, “Stay tuned in and caught up every single day. This must become your top priority in order to succeed. Most importantly, know that while you are involved in a class that seems to showcase all the skills you may need, go forward. This means to continue polishing your skills and looking at the new research, especially in the area of networking and security.”