Agatha Hall ’12
Lewisburg, Pa. | Lewisburg Area High School
Minor: Women’s Studies
Post-graduation plans: I am considering midwifery school.
Favorite class: I thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Jacobson’s Cultural Anthropology class. We analyzed several different ethnographies, focusing on the many facets of each culture and then examined how and why the facets function together. I found this class exciting because I am fascinated by cultures and find pleasure in discussing them with other students.
The most exciting thing about studying sociology at Susquehanna: As a sociology major with minors in anthropology and women’s studies, I am interested in the many overlapping themes within my studies. I enjoy investigating the reasons why individuals and groups of people make decisions and how that choice relates to and affects larger society. The sociology, anthropology and women’s studies programs have given me the resources to fulfill this purpose by offering a number of courses in which an open dialogue is created between faculty and students.
Kelly Miller ’12
Pittsburgh, Pa. | Plum Borough Sr. High School
Major: Education (K-6)
Clubs/Activities: Women's Club Volleyball Team, Study Buddy, Kappa Delta Pi education honor society, Habitat for Humanity, PLUS service-learning project in the Philippines, Employed with SU's Office of Admissions
Post-Graduation Plans: I plan to work as a school teacher either in a U.S. city, or for a year or two abroad. While employed I plan to continue to work toward my master's and possibly toward a doctorate degree.
Favorite class: My favorite class to date would have to be Introduction to Anthropology. I enrolled in the course freshman year and got so much out of it that I switched my minor to anthropology. The class inspired me to follow my passion for learning about other places across the world and even prompted me to consider studying abroad for the first time.
Study Abroad Experience: Studying abroad was by far the best decision that I have made since coming to Susquehanna. I have learned so much, not only about myself, but also about how the rest of the world operates. I studied in Athens, Greece, and was given the opportunity to do a lot of traveling while living there. I would recommend studying abroad to anyone considering it and even those who are not. The thought of studying abroad had not even crossed my mind when I first began studying at SU, but I am so glad that I decided to take advantage of the opportunity.
Ryan Mason ’13
Brooklyn, N.Y. | School of the Future
Clubs/Activities: Sustained Dialogue, Susquehanna Democrats, Student Conduct Board representative, Resident Assistant
Post-Graduation Plans: I’d like to go to graduate school either back in New York City or in Washington, D.C. I’m just not sure which particular emphasis I’ll get a master’s in.
Meaningful faculty connection: Dr. Smyth and Dr. Ramsaran have become great mentors to me. They are exposing me to important subjects and are helping to improve my ability to think and reflect critically on those topics. The intellectual development of their students is of great importance to them.
The most exciting thing about studying sociology and anthropology at Susquehanna: The most exciting thing about studying sociology and anthropology at Susquehanna is that I’m studying these fields outside of where I grew up. These disciplines often ask those who pursue them to place themselves in the shoes of others in order to truly understand their role in relation to the social structure of society. I feel that conducting my studies outside of Brooklyn really helps to reinforce that message.