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Contact Information

Dr. Dara Bergel-Bourassa
dpbourassa@ship.edu
Director, Gerontology Program
Office: Shippen Hall 325
(717) 477-1969

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Shippensburg Gerontological Organization

"The SGO is a volunteer club that serves older adults in the Shippensburg Community"

Current SGO Officers

President: Nikita Athia 

  • Junior in the Psychology Department with a minor in Gerontology and I plan on being an occupational therapist.
  • "The reason I joined SGO was because of my interest in helping older adults. Also GRN101 really interested me in the study of aging adults."

Vice President: Kendyl Marino

  • Sophomore in the Social Work Department and a Gerontology minor.
  • "Since I am minoring in a Gerontology and love working with older adults I decided it would be a great idea to become more involved with the seniors in the Shippensburg community"

Secretary: Cassie Hoffman

  • Sophomore in the Social Work Department and a Gerontology minor.
  • "The reason why I became interested in SGO is because I wanted to get a hands on experience volunteering for the older population. I plan on becoming a social worker for the older adults and I thought this would be a good way to see if this is what I really want to do. It is nice to give back to the community and so I thought SGO would be a great organization to be apart of."

Treasurer: Kristen Beck

  • Junior in the Social Work Department and a Gerontology minor.
  • "I became interested in SGO because I love working with older adults and I plan on continuing to work with them in my future."