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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.

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.

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.

Alumni Connection Leads to Deloitte Internship

In her role as a leadership development intern for Deloitte, psychology major Danielle Boutwell is experiencing firsthand the benefits of having a strong collegiate alumni network.

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.

Out of the Lab but Still a Scientist at Heart

Leaving the lab behind, Leslie Irwin ’09 now dedicates herself to documenting and promoting research conducted under the auspices of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS).

Design Student Crafts Advertising for Gaming Company

This summer, rising senior Erin McGarrah is riding high—all the way to the 59th floor of One World Trade Center, where she is working as a graphic design intern for High 5 Games in New York City.

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.

Student Discovers Passion for Health Advocacy

When Greta Castonguay set off for the Republic of Equatorial Guinea on herGlobal Opportunities (GO) trip, she had no way of knowing the experience would awaken in her a passion for health education and advocacy.

Student Adventurer Visits Nepal, Base of Everest

Emily Rowland took advantage of Susquehanna's Global Opportunities program by visiting a far-off corner of the world—Nepal—the highlight of which was undoubtedly her ascent to the base of Mount Everest.

Rockefeller Center Tree Has Susquehanna Connection

Assistant coaches Rachel Drosdick-Sigafoos and Dan Sigafoos—and their 85-foot, 13-ton Norway spruce—made national headlines when a tree on their Danville property was selected as this year's Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.