One could certainly say that Aymed Rodriguez-Ortiz is a resilient and resourceful student who overcame major obstacles to realize her dream of graduating from college. She will do just that on Saturday, May 4, when she earns her bachelor of arts in communication arts and sciences with a minor in global studies.
When Mikayla DeLuca walks across the stage to accept her diploma on May 4, she won’t be the same timid girl who enrolled. Today, DeLuca is a confident student leader who has served as a mentor, conducted research, and completed internships.
For Shivansh Bhatt, attending Penn State Berks was not part of the plan. An international student born in India and raised in Dubai, Bhatt had originally applied to University Park to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
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.”
Joshua Price has big plans after he crosses the stage to earn his bachelor of science in biology at Penn State Berks’ spring commencement. He has been awarded a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF).