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11 Times Seibert Hall Looked Flawless

With its iconic white columns, Seibert Hall is one of the most beautiful and instantly recognizable buildings on campus. So we’ve assembled 11 of our favorite moments of Seibert just doing what it does best—looking flawless.

Physics Alumnus Takes Skills to Sea

Bob Pickart ’81 credits the passion and excitement of one professor in particular with inspiring him to major in physics and pursue a career in oceanography. Plus a little luck.

Political Science Grad Sworn in as Judge

Abigail Myers LeGrow ’01, recently sworn in as a Delaware Superior Court judge, credits the close attention she received at Susquehanna for her early success in her judicial career.

Professor’s Words Spur Wanderlust

Abby Johnson is in South Africa volunteering with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, teaching art and writing about the journey.

Former Student Fights Air Pollution

A recent chemistry graduate leaned on her university connections to secure a graduate school position where she conducted research into air pollution caused by oil and gas production in North Dakota’s and Montana’s Bakken region.

Susquehanna River Hawks Announced

Susquehanna University has selected River Hawks as its new nickname and mascot. River Hawks was chosen from among three options, receiving 67.4 percent of the vote. The selection was made via a vote by 4,861 of the university’s alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.

English/Creative Writing Grads Earn Accolades

For more than 20 years, Susquehanna University’s Writers Institute has given young authors a place to develop their craft. Today, alumni continue to see great success after graduation.

Kopec Leads Climate Change Research in Arctic

Ben Kopec's research into the effects on melting Arctic sea ice on precipitation finds that as sea ice diminishes, more precipitation falls in the Arctic, which could have major implications for global climate. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Love of History Leads Hedges to TV Career

The seeds of Mellissa Betts Hedges’ career as a producer for the television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” were planted when she took an African History course as a first-year student.

Alumnus Enjoys Sweet Career With Hershey

Three weeks after graduating from Susquehanna University in 1983, Mark Dieffenbach was working as a sales representative selling Hershey products. That was 31 years ago, and he’s never looked back.

Recent Grad Melds Internship into Business Career

Patrick Brown ’15 spent 10 weeks interning at Bloomberg L.P. as a data analyst intern and just weeks after his graduation from Susquehanna University, he began a full-time job at Bloomberg L.P. in the same role, a direct benefit of his internship.

Creative Writing Major Lands Dream Job at Marvel

Christina Harrington ’12 still remembers the first time she laid eyes on a comic book. From that moment on, she was hooked. Today, Harrington experiences that magic every day as an assistant editor at Marvel in the comic publisher’s X-Men office.

Alumna Raises Homelessness Awareness

Karen Coviello '10 realized she took for granted her upbringing surrounded by the warmth, safety and security of her family when she started volunteering for Covenant House, the largest privately funded agency in the Americas providing shelter to homeless and runaway youth.

Who Says You Can’t Be in the WWE When You Grow Up?

What Steven Urena ’11 really wanted to be when he grew up was a professional wrestler. His parents had other ideas, but he didn’t give up on his dream—he just changed gears from wrestling to writing.

Grad Wins Second Emmy

Believe it or not, Emmy Award–winning producer Jason Mammen ’00 knew from the age of 8 that he wanted to “make TV.” At the time, an Emmy was probably the last thing on Mammen’s young mind. But by the timehe graduated from Susquehanna University, he knew it was an achievable goal.

Women Inspire at NYC Business Symposium

An alumni-funded trip to New York City connected female business students with alumnae who have traversed the business world and come out on top.