SU Also Host to International Students
Alex Mitrenko ’05 was a foreign exchange student at Selinsgrove Area High School when he decided to continue his education at Susquehanna.
Since graduating with a degree in finance, Mitrenko earned his master’s degree in business administration from Drexel University and has spent the past 12 years as an associate with Prudential.
A native of Ukraine, he still remembers arriving in Selinsgrove as one of 100 international students coming to the U.S.
“We’d heard about the states. No one had been there before, so everybody wanted to go to a city — New York, Los Angeles,” Mitrenko says. “I thought I was enjoying city life in Ukraine, but I just love Selinsgrove.”
He still lives in Selinsgrove; it’s his home.
This summer, he accomplished his long-held dream of obtaining his American citizenship.
“If I could do it all over again, I’d stay at SU,” Mitrenko says. “Susquehanna was a dream come true.”
By Amanda O'Rourke