Update XO Steven McDonald

UPDATE: September 2018

After running a small optical boutique with his wife for several years, Steven McDonald decided that it was time to pursue his dream career, rather than a mere occupation. Realizing that doing so would be no simple task, Steven decided that the best route to his goal involved going back to school. After researching an array of colleges, Steven came across American Public University System, where he enrolled, earning a BA in Intelligence Studies (Cyber) in 2016 with a 3.93 GPA.

Shortly after completing his bachelor’s program, Steven decided to continue his educational pursuits at APUS, and is currently three courses away from earning a master’s degree. Steven recently became a University Ambassador at APUS, and belongs to several honor societies including National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), Golden Key, Order of Sword and Shield, Pi Gamma Mu, Alpha Phi Sigma, and Phi Alpha Delta’s Society of Scholars.

Originally from Illinois, Steven and his family relocated to the Flint Hills area of Kansas several years ago, and just recently made the decision to move to Topeka, KS. Steven loves giving back, and for the past year he has spent time volunteering for both the NSCS and the Lint Center for National Security Studies as a scholarship reviewer. In his free time Steven enjoys reading, logic puzzles, lifting weights, painting, traveling, and spending time with his family. Steven’s wife and eldest daughter (Saebria) are also students at APUS, with his wife currently pursuing a master’s degree, and his daughter pursuing a bachelor’s degree.