Alumni Spotlight: David Kalman (’21)

David Kalman, 2021 alumnus of Liberty University, 
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies.

David Kalman is the Contracts Director of an information technology company in Frederick, MD, where he has excelled in his field for many years. Mr. Kalman is “passionate about the relationship between the federal public trust and the contractor who supplies the goods and services that benefit the taxpayer, citizen, and warfighter”. Mr. Kalman is also a U.S. Army veteran, a National Contract Management Association member, and has served two terms as the Frederick Chapter’s Vice President. 

Recently, Mr. Kalman was recognized as one of the Top 50 EmPOWERED Leaders by the Frederick County Office of Economic Development. The organization summarizes the award: “This tremendous award recognizes the individuals who add invaluable business and cultural contributions to the region.” 

Mr. Kalman graduated from Liberty University in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. He completed his degree while working full-time. When asked what his favorite memory of his education experience was, he replied with a story.

“My best memory at Liberty University was calling my last religion professor to thank him for the class. It was a Christology class (The Person and Work of Christ) and I had just written a long paper about the Hypostatic Union (the concept that Jesus was fully God and fully man). I was sharing with him that I was sad that my religious studies may be over, and that he was “my last professor”. We laughed together, and he thanked me for my hard work in the class. Then he suggested that life is a continual study of the person and work of Christ and that Liberty offers excellent Master’s Programs! Laughing with a professor?  Priceless.”   

David Kalman ('21) was recognized in the Top 50 EmPOWERED Leaders by the Federick County Office of Economic Development. 

“God can make a way where there seems to be no way. I attended Liberty when I was old, a single father, a working professional, traveling, working long hours, and my peers were passing me by. I live by three rules: pray about everything, do your best, and keep going!”

– David Kalman