Fall Winter 2021

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Susquehanna Gives Rise

Give. Rise. Two simple words with immense meaning.

Give rise. That’s the call to action that President Jonathan Green made when he introduced the public phase of Give Rise: The Campaign to Elevate Susquehanna University to hundreds of alumni, faculty, staff and supporters who had gathered in the James W. Garrett Sports Complex Field House last October to mark the momentous occasion.

Drive for Continual Improvement

The Sigmund Weis School of Business has been reaccredited by the international association to advance collegiate schools of business — a worldwide marker of quality in education.

Only the top 5% of the world’s 16,000 business schools earn AACSB accreditation. First accredited in 1993, Susquehanna shares that honor with other notable university business schools and is one of just nine private, undergraduate-only business schools that has earned the distinction.

Prudence and Persistence

During the summer after her first year at Susquehanna, Alaina Uricheck ’24 began to consider transferring to a different college. After being placed in quarantine a few times because of Covid-19 health and safety protocols, she decided to return to her home in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, to study remotely. What she felt was lacking was a strong connection drawing her back to campus.

Also in this issue

Amphibian Research a Collaborative Experience
The Rev. Dr. Lois D. Martin ’90 and Dr. Thomas J. Martin, M.D., Retreat Center, located in Montour County, offers multiple educational opportunities for Susquehanna University.

News from Susquehanna Athletics: Athletics Honors Five New Members of Hall of Fame; Softball Shows That Success Comes On and Off the Field; SU Athletic Department Welcomes New Staff Members

“I was drawn to Susquehanna’s strong foundation in Liberal Arts education, its emphasis on preparing students for a globally interdependent world and SU’s strong sense of community.”
Research by alumnus uncovers 50+ relatives connected to Susquehanna University.
Bijan Nekoie ’12 is certain that growing up in a multicultural household was one of the central forces in his pursuit of international studies.
As an international student from Palestine, Ahmed Alkhateeb ’07 says his undergraduate experience at SU was not without its challenges. He was a top high school student in his home country and received a generous scholarship to study in the United States when, like most international students, he experienced severe culture shock.
From her teenage years, Meghan Quinn ’97 Dorr knew that pursuing a business degree was the right choice for her.

From Our Own

First Word

Susquehanna was founded as a gift. Local farmers and business owners in Selinsgrove were inspired by Benjamin Kurtz’s vision to provide an education to young men who felt called to become missionaries, but had previously been unable to heed that call because their families lacked the means necessary to acquire the requisite education.

End Note


The tsunami of COVID-19 swept us
all away.
We locked our classrooms,
sent everyone home,
moved our instruction online.
In the waves of fearful confusion,
rampant misinformation,
and yes, actual death—panic was easy.