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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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