Get to Know Me: Chuck Konkol

Posted on Jan 18, 2017


Welcome to our “Get to Know Me” feature for RVC employees! Today we are going to get to know Chuck Konkol.

Chuck KonkolTitle: Professor

 

Department: Computers and Information Systems (CIS)

 

Tell us a little about your job at RVC.

I teach all the geeky tech courses.

 

What inspires you?

The laughter of my children and grandchildren.

 

What do you like to do for fun?

Play guitar and tinker with RC race cars and drones.

 

What was your very first job?

Head cook and burger flipper at Bill’s Drive Inn in Webb City, Missouri.

 

Who are your role models?

My grandfather and first pastor.

 

If you are a part of any local or national clubs or boards, please share those details.

Rockford CocoaHeads, Hack Nights and Hour of Code

 

Where is your favorite place to go at RVC?

Meg’s

 

What is your favorite quote or words to live by?

“Diligence breeds success.”

 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Love people and have alligator skin.

 

What’s the last good book you’ve read?

Jobs (Biography of Steve Jobs)

 

What’s the last good movie you have seen?

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

 

What is your favorite TV show to binge watch?

Big Bang Theory

 

Who is your favorite musician, group or band?

Lynyrd Skynyrd

 

What is your favorite thing to eat?

Liver & Onions

 

Where do you like to go or what do you like to do when you have a long weekend?

Take long drives on back roads and find random places and events.

 

What might surprise people to learn about you?

I was a pastor, chef and played guitar and was lead singer in a country band.

 

Finish this sentence: “There is no limit to…”

“…the love of a child.”

 

What has been your biggest personal challenge?

Staying relevant and up to date in the ever-changing technological landscape.

 

What’s the next big thing coming up in your life that you are looking forward to?

Turning 50 this year!

 

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