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Jul
08

Student Profile: Nancy Konopka

A life in academics is a bit different than other callings. Just ask Harrisburg University graduate student Nancy Konopka, whose husband is a Mount St. Mary’s University professor. “We live by semesters,” Nancy says matter of factly. That makes sense on more than that one level. Because when she’s not attending classes at the university, […]

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08

Student Profile: Jonathan Fiorenza

Jonathan Fiorenza grew up with green energy on his mind. Playing baseball and disc golf, he learned to love the outdoors and all its wonders. “I’ve always thought it was so cool that we could take natural resources and harness them for our own use instead of using them up,” he says. “I love the […]

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08

Student Profile: Matthew Dangle

For Matthew Dangle, the chance to build and create interactive media is an opportunity to change lives. When he designs a website or game, he strives to make “something people can use.” “You can create games with a storyline and graphics so it’s not only something that looks pretty, but it is easy on the […]

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Jul
08

Student Profile: Karyn Lozada

It was a birthday Karyn Lozada will never forget. Torn between possibly having to leave her family to attend college and staying close to home to further her education, Karyn needed a sign. “I got accepted at Harrisburg University on my birthday,” says Karyn. “That meant something to me.” It also affected Karyn’s mother, but […]

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Jul
08

Student Profile: Amber Matthew

Amber Matthew graduated from Western High School in her native Baltimore. She participated in her robotics team all four years of high school, helping to design and build robots capable of throwing basketballs or picking up things from the floor. She’d been to Hersheypark and Lancaster, but never to Harrisburg, PA. When it was time […]

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Student Profile: Grant Hoover

There isn’t a challenge that Grant Hoover isn’t willing to tackle. The 18-year-old sophomore at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has tried to do his best in any project set before him. That attitude and work ethic led Hoover to graduate two years early from Camp Hill High School, and it has him on […]

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Jul
08

Student Profile: Kelly Tessier

When something you’ve been doing for as long as you can remember is suddenly taken away, the fallout can be devastating. When a severe knee injury derailed a promising dance career in her junior year of high school, Kelly Tessier internalized the disappointment and turned the setback into a positive. “I discovered my identity,” says […]

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08

Student Profile: Steven Tessier

Playing professional hockey for his hometown Montreal Canadians was a possibility. But 18-year-old Steven Tessier had a different calling, one that had him going to college “for the right reason.” The second-semester freshman at Harrisburg University has no regrets about his choice. “My dad’s all about education,” says Steven. “He puts a lot of value […]

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Jul
08

Student Profile: Nicole Borrell

The high school years can be a time of introspection. For Harrisburg University student Nicole Borrell, the questions she asked herself while attending East Stroudsburg (Pa.) North High School “What am I really doing? Why am I here? Is college in my future?” weren’t leading to any epiphany. Or, frankly, any reliable answers. That is […]

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Jul
08

Student Profile: Chrissy Metz

While survival of the fittest may be a fair concept, Harrisburg University environmental science major Chrissy Metz feels that every living being deserves as much help as they can get. For the past two years, the Harrisburg resident has juggled her studies as well as her duties as a university Connections Leader. Metz, 21, is […]

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