Word on Campus: Who do you admire most and why?

QUESTION: WHO DO YOU ADMIRE THE MOST, AND WHY? 

Complied by: Makenna Long

 

Name: Vinny Restauri

Year: Freshmen

Major: Biology

“My father because he kept on pushing me to be where I am right now.”


Name: Sidney Webb

Year: Freshmen

Major: Business Management 

“I admire my dad the most because he has always been there for me and I have always looked up to him. He is the whole reason I am at Penn State. I am the fourth generation to come here, it started with my great-grandfather.”


Name: Jack Turney 

Year: Freshmen

Major: Chemical Engineering

“I admire my friend Cam because he inspires me and is a good friend.” 

Name: Matthew Olano

Year: Freshmen

Major: Psychology

“I admire my father because he was in an orphanage and he didn’t have great opportunities, but he was still able to make something of himself. He became a part of the NYPD and worked his way up the ranks.”

Name: Elizabeth Mathews

Year: Freshmen

Major: Undecided

“I admire my older brother, Ben, because he has been my rock my whole life.”

Name: Shivam Bhatt

Year: Freshmen

Major: Biology

“I admire Elon Musk because I relate to his story a lot. He was an immigrant who moved to the U.S. He went to college, then moved on to a lot of business . He is a self-made man and started his business as CEO of SpaceX and many more businesses.”

Name: Eric Prichard

Year: Freshmen

Major: Business administration 

“The person I admire the most is my mom because she is the strongest person I know and she has been through a lot. She is a big inspiration to me.”

Name: John Brady 

Year: Freshmen

Major: Marketing

“I admire Robert Downey Jr. because he is my favorite Marvel character (Iron Man). He is a good role model based on his recovery from drugs and he is still a successful actor.”

Name: Morgan Doerr

Year: Freshmen

Major: Early Education

“My mom because I love her so much and she is the best mom. She supports me through everything and does so much for our family.” 

Name: Erick Sinyangwe

Year: Freshmen

Major: Undecided

“I admire my mom because she is the best person ever and is always there for me.”

Word on Campus: What was your favorite thing about your first week here?

Word on Campus:
What was your favorite thing about your first week here?

Compiled by: Brittany Schroeder

Name: Kristin Coyle Newvine
Hometown: Hughesville, PA
Year: Senior
Major: History
“Coming back to see all of the professors that I am friends with.”

Name: Jack Hershey
Hometown: King of Prussia, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Undeclared
“Meeting new people.”

Name: Alex Sapalidis
Hometown: Norristown, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Business Undecided
“Meeting new people.”

Name: Joseph Frue
Hometown: Duncansville, PA
Year: Junior
Major: Visual Art Studies
“Basically just getting back into the swing of things, it’s just a brand new experience to be able to get back into school with new classes, new teachers and new people.”

Name: Allison Schwartz
Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
Year: Senior
Major: History
“The familiarity, getting back into the swing of things.”

Name: Nicole Lilly
Hometown: Altoona, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Nursing
“Convenience, close to home, the campus is very welcoming to adult students.”

Name: Lauryn Sunderland
Hometown: Mifflin County, PA
Year: Junior
Major: HDFS
“The campus is very welcoming.”

Name: Isaac Swanson
Hometown: Clearfield, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: English
“It’s a beautiful campus with a lot of activities, I was able to socialize and easily make new friends.”

Name: Ryan Kracik
Hometown: State College, PA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Undecided
“Getting back into the swing of things and seeing my old friends.”

Name: Erin Savage
Hometown: Bridgeport, Ohio
Year: Sophomore
Major: Elementary Education
“Casino night, it was a nice event here on campus.”

Name: Jacob McMullen
Hometown: Altoona, PA
Year: Senior
Major: Visual Arts
“Getting to see my favorite professors, also my friends that aren’t from Altoona.”

Name: Jamya Veloz
Hometown: Altoona, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Public Relations
“My classes and getting to meet new people.”

Word on Campus: What is one thing you wish someone would have told you before you started college?

 

Word on Campus:
What is one thing you wish someone would have told you before you started college?

Compiled by Cayli Duttry

 

 

 

Name: George Matthews
Hometown: Greenbelt, MD
Major: Accounting/ Human Development
“That it is going to take a lot of sacrifice, dedication, and hard work.”

Name: Nick Peckyno
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Year: Freshman
Major: Business Finance
“Nothing, the best advice to success is that you can do anything with hard work.”

Name: Elliot Bernard
Hometown: Hollidaysburg, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Integrative Arts
“Be prepared for long breaks in between classes, and be sure to manage your time well.

Name: Brandon Escala
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Year: Freshman
Major: Psychology
“To switch to Microsoft.”

Name: Ayishah Friday
Hometown: Maryland
Year: Freshman
Major: Communications
“A nap is not guaranteed.”

Name: Adam Dibert
Hometown: Claysburg, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Communications
“Learn how to manage your time.”

Name: Chase Wade
Hometown: Altoona, PA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Film/Video
“Most college professors aren’t as mean/scary as people make them seem.”

Name: Jennifer Worley
Hometown: Altoona, PA
Year: Sophomore
Major: Undecided
“Don’t automatically buy a book for a class and NEVER buy from the book store.”

Name: Neeley Ayers
Hometown: Martinsburg, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Psychology
“Nothing really, this is fun!”

Name: William Felix
Hometown: Glenside, PA
Year: Freshman
Major: Business Finance
“Plan to stay in touch with as many friends and loved ones as possible.”

Name: Milan Ramson
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Year: Senior
Major: Integrative Arts
“One thing I wish someone would have told me before I started is that you aren’t going to have everything figured out.”

 

 

Word on Campus: What did you miss about being in China during New Year’s?

Compiled by Fanyang Wang, Fangyuan Hu and Yan Yan

  • Congming Ku / Guangzhou, China / Communications / Visit the temple

What’s Your Favorite Marvel Film?

By Omer Sanchez

Thor Ragnarok was my favorite because it was really funny.

Hyeon Song

Computer Science

Sophomore

Conshohocken, Pa.

 

Avengers Infinity War because of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet.

Nick Hanley

Rail Transportation Engineering

Junior

Farmington, Mich.

 

The Avengers because the original is always the best.

Henry Kleit

English

Sophomore

Philadelphia, Pa.

 

The Avengers because it felt different and unique.

Brandon Hilton

Rail Transportation Engineering

Junior

Philadelphia, Pa.

 

Iron Man because it was a very exciting movie.

Tyler Stauss

Rail Transportation Engineering

Junior

Haddonfield, N.J.

 

Doctor Strange because it was weird and it had great humor.

Amanda Camarote

Education

Junior

King of Prussia, Pa.