A favorite quote for Katherine Giorgi, a Penn State Berks student marshal and commencement speaker representing the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division, is Lao Tzu’s “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
After serving his country and traveling the world as a Navy combat medic, James Holmes returned to the U.S. with an honorable discharge and a severe case of undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Lauren Kirby, 32, is a fighter: She has won her battle with opioid addiction and turned her life around. On May 4 Kirby will receive her bachelor of arts in communication arts and sciences diploma from Penn State Berks.
On Dec. 15, 2017, Kathy Cavanaugh, a communication arts and sciences major, will walk across the stage to receive her diploma in front of her three children, as well as her co-workers and friends at Penn State Berks.