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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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Jul
08

Student Profile: Cameron J. Yesconis

Cameron J. Yesconis had planned to become a music teacher, but he reevaluated his career options after seeing many school districts slashing their arts budgets. “Music was my passion, but I enjoy technology, and it’s a thriving field. I decided if I’m going to get a successful job later on, I should go into technology,” […]

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Jul
08

Student Profile: Lewis Ellis

Lewis Ellis had never considered leaving his hometown of Philadelphia for college – until he heard about Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Now, 20 and a junior in the Interactive Media program, Ellis can’t think of anywhere else he’d rather be. When he was applying to colleges, Ellis knew he wanted a school that […]

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Jul
08

Student Profile: Brittany Barney

Brittany Barney never believed she’d enjoy a class called “integrative sciences.” “Our last discussion involved nuclear fusion, and I never thought I would be interested in talking about nuclear bombs and space travel, but it’s actually pretty interesting,” she says. “I got so pumped. We’re talking about technological singularity. I never thought I would have […]

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Jul
08

Student Profile: Gabe Hicks

When Gabe Hicks was younger, he watched cartoons on television as much as the next kid. However, while others were thinking about super powers, Hicks, now 20, was thinking about the technology behind the programming. He watched his favorite show, Sonic the Hedgehog, and imagined how he would create the images differently. He was fascinated […]

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Jul
08

Student Profile: Katie Piatt

Katie Piatt’s high school environmental science teacher assigned a paper on an environmental topic, “and it could not be on pollution or Love Canal,” she recalls. “I started looking around and found something on emergency environmental response in GIS,” she says. “As I was doing this paper, I got really interested in it. One thing […]

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Jul
08

Student Profile: Jada White

When Jada White first heard about Harrisburg University, it seemed like a good fit for her interest in pharmaceutical design. And when she saw HU’s academic center, abundant with windows overlooking the heart of downtown Harrisburg, she fell in love. “I have a thing for windows,” Jada says now. “It seemed really happy here.” Jada […]

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Student Profile: Arie Prickler

It didn’t take long for Arie Prickler to realize he wanted more when it came to his career. The 20-year-old Lehigh County native had received his Associate’s Degree in Program Development from Lehigh Carbon Community College, but knew he would need a stronger foundation to succeed in the gaming industry. During a transfer fair, Prickler […]

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Jul
08

Student Profile: Lenora Crudup

Lenora Crudup calls herself a “science nerd” who was good at genetics in high school, but she doesn’t want to do something because she’s good at it but because she enjoys it. She had an inkling of her future path in forensics when her high school anatomy class witnessed an autopsy. “I was one of […]

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Jul
08

Student Blog: Matthew “Mazz” Dangle

My name is Matthew Dangle, and at Harrisburg University everyone calls me Mazz. I was born and raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. It took not more than two minutes to travel to the country side from where I lived to either play some airsoft or to chill with some family friends. I graduated from 21st Century […]

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