Commencement Feature Newsfeed

Senior Spotlight: Sophia Monteiro

Sophia Monteiro didn’t expect to attend Penn State at all, much less to complete two degrees. After completing an associate's degree at Schuylkill campus her academic journey brought her to Berks, where she will graduate with a degree in elementary and early childhood education on May 8.

Senior Spotlight: David Rumph Jr.

When David Rumph Jr. was exploring possibilities for his future, he searched up and down the East Coast for a campus that felt like a good fit. However, a fall semester visit to Penn State Berks and the realization that the campus offered a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program won him over.

Senior Spotlight: Lisa Panczner

While a major in electro-mechanical engineering technology with a minor in civic and community engagement may seem like an unusual combination to some, it was the perfect fit for Lisa Panczner. She received her degree during Penn State Berks’ commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8.

Senior Spotlight: Lizzy Beller

After changing paths which led to four different colleges, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Beller found her home at Penn State Berks. She earned a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering during the college’s commencement ceremonies on May 8.

Senior Spotlight: Kaitlyn Pasquarella

Kaitlyn Pasquarella may be graduating in just three years, but she packed a lot into that time. As one of Penn State Berks' two student marshals, she will earn her degree in life science, with a minor in chemistry, on Saturday, May 8.

Senior Spotlight: Wooseong 'Woo' Cho

For some students, finding the drive to finish their studies during the global pandemic and upheaval of the last three semesters has posed a significant challenge. Wooseong “Woo” Cho has faced that challenge head-on — from the other side of the world. He will graduate from Penn State Berks on Saturday, May 8.

Senior Spotlight: Jake Cumens

While it was a winding road to graduation for Jake Cumens, it led him to a destination that exceeded his expectations. He will graduate as one of two student marshals from Penn State Berks on Saturday, May 8.

Senior Spotlight: Brianna Mora

Brianna Mora, a senior at Penn State Berks, has put her passion for global studies, politics, and the Spanish language to work. As a result, she has recently been awarded the Penn State Student Engagement Remote Innovation Grant.