Curtis Rabe (Major in Computer Science with minors in Ethnic Studies, German Studies, and Music, 2016)
- Curtis was awarded the highly prestigious
English Teaching Assistantship in Germany from the U.S. Fulbright Commission,
and is spending the 2016-2017 academic year in Schleswig-Holstein,
Kelsey Mengle (Major in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics, 2015)
- Kelsey was awarded a highly competitive National
Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Kelsey is currently a Ph.D.
student in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan and recently published the paper, First-principles calculations of the near-edge optical properties of β-Ga2O3, on her research thus far.
Ethan Goldbach (Majors in History and International Studies with minors in Anthropology and Music, 2014)
- Ethan received the
prestigious Critical Language Scholarship and studied in South Korea at
Soonchunhyang University. Ethan was awarded the highly prestigious Fulbright Award in 2015 to teach in Malaysia. Ethan's Fulbright Award was also renewed for a secant term in 2016.
Jennifer Hoover (Majors in Accounting and Finance with a concentration in Personal Financial Planning, 2012)
- Jen is currently a Supervisor at Boyer &
Ritter in Chambersburg, PA.
Grace Hanft (Major in Accounting with a minor in Economics and certificate in Women's Studies, 2010)
- In her time with the Honors Program, Grace
played an integral role in developing
the Reach Out service program that continues to improve education in the Dominican Republic while allowing students to apply the principles of their individual disciplines. After graduating, she went on to attain her CPA Certification. Currently, Grace is an Audit Manager at KPMG.
Ryan Hurst (Majors in Accounting and Finance, 2003)
- After graduating from the Shippensburg University
Honors Program, Ryan went on to become well versed in business appraisal,
investment banking, mergers & acquisitions and private equity sectors.
Ryan is the former Vice President at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, and
is currently a Partner at Artisan Values, LLC in Reading, PA. He is a
member of the American Society of Appraisers and holds multiple Financial
Industry Regulatory Authority (FIRA) Certifications. Ryan is also an
alumni of Alpha Kappa Psi.
James Ruda (Major in Biology, 2000)
- After completing his studies at Shippensburg
University, James completed medical school at Penn State University. He then
went on to complete a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at the
University of North Carolina. James is a member of the Department of
Otolaryngology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He is also an Assistant
Clinical Professor for the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck
Surgery at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Ruda
continues to conduct research within his field.
Richard Dietz (Major in Finance, 1999)
- After graduating from the Honors Program, Richard
attained his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. Richard is a
North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Practice. He held
the position of Vice Chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the North
Carolina Bar Association and currently is on the Appellate Practice
Section Council. Additionally, He is on the North Carolina Bar
Association's Appellate Rules Committee. Richard has been named in
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for North Carolina
General Commercial Litigation and in Business North Carolina magazine's
Legal Elite for Litigation. He was recognized in the 2012, 2013, and 2014
editions of North Carolina Super Lawyers magazine as being a “Rising Star”
in Appellate Law. Richard was also highlighted to be one of Triad Business
Journal ‘s “40 Leaders Under Forty” in 2014. In 2015, North Carolina
Lawyers Weekly named him one of their "Leaders in the Law".
Susan Wendel (Major in Chemistry, 1989)
- After graduating from the Honors Program, Susan went on
to achieve her PH.D. in Pharmaceutics from Rutgers University. Susan has
worked in drug development, and she is currently a Scientific Director at
Johnson & Johnson. Susan has successfully lead multinational teams on
global initiatives. In 2015, Susan was named Johnson & Johnson Working
Mother of the Year.