From left, Katie, Tiffany and Lindsay Doughty.
special three times for one family
undergraduate commencement ceremony at Shippensburg University Saturday will be
special three times over for the Doughty family.
Tiffany, Lindsay and Katie Doughty will each earn a degree this weekend during
the university’s annual Spring Commencement program. The Lancaster natives are
the only set of triplets enrolled at Shippensburg.
sisters will graduate from the College of Education and Human Services. Tiffany
and Katie are PreK-4 education majors while Lindsay majors in social work.
these past four years have been a blessing,” said Katie. “The education
department has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally in
addition to the wonderful experiences and opportunities to get involved both on
campus and in the community.”
triplets moved into Kieffer Hall in August 2010, they weren’t sure how they
would adjust to college life and what types of experiences were ahead of them.
to Lindsay, “As a freshman, I didn’t know what was ahead of me. I was not sure
about the classes I was going to take, the relationships I was going to form
and the experiences I was going to have, but I was certain that my time at
Shippensburg would be a great experience. And it was.”
settling in and adjusting to college life, the triplets moved off campus where
they lived together during their sophomore, junior and senior years.
favorite part about living together was in the evening when we would sit around
and talk about our day. I loved sharing stories about our day-to-day
experiences,” said Tiffany.
triplets each stressed that Shippensburg feels like a “second home” and will
always be a special place to them.
decided to attend Shippensburg because of the community atmosphere they felt
when they visited their older sister Jamie while she was a student before
graduating in 2010.
Katie are seeking teaching positions in the Lancaster area while Lindsay plans
on pursuing her master’s in social work.
the three of us experienced college together. We experienced all the other
milestones in life together so it was nice to share this experience as well,”
very happy the triplets chose Shippensburg together. She could not imagine
going through college without Lindsay and Katie by her side. “People say that
college is the best four years of your life. So I thought, why no spend it with
your two best friends who also just happen to be your sisters?”