Highlights

Upcoming Events

General Meetings are held at 3:30 PM in Old Main
November 18
December 2

Open House Dates
November 22

End of Year Party
December 5

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Contact Information

S.T.A.R.S.
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717)-477-1231
stars@ship.edu

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S. T. A. R. S. Members

Tyler Allen is a sophomore from Bloomsburg, PA majoring in Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS

Why Did You Come to Ship? I always get the question of why Shippensburg and not Bloomsburg. I felt much more at home on Ship’s campus. It felt up to date, all of the students and staff were very nice – it was like one big family! Plus, the business college was accredited and the sense of school spirit was unlike anything I’ve experience at any other university. Shippensburg is also located in the “Goldilocks Zone” for me – close enough to go home for the weekend, but far enough away that my parents have to tell me if they’re coming to visit.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Take your college search seriously. Make sure you feel at home when you’re there. When the time comes to go to school, you’ll love that new-found sense of freedom. Just be sure you go to bed on time so you don’t oversleep!

Fun Fact About You? I can tell you the starting price, within $5,000, of any new car.

Alex Anderson is a sophomore from York, PA majoring in Middle Level Education with a concentration in History.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, CMLA, AOLL

Why Did You Come to Ship?Ship was close to home and it has an elementary school on campus.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Learn time management.

Fun Fact About You? I love to paint.

Abigail Bogner is a junior from Lancaster, PA majoring in Exercise Science/Biology and Coaching.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, Exercise Science Club

Why Did You Come to Ship? I am a transfer student and I was eager to find a college that worked for me and with me so that I could get where I needed to be. I visited the campus one day with my family and everything just felt right! When I eventually came back to have a structured tour, that’s when I fell in love with what the university could offer me to put me ahead of the game and give me the best education possible. Now in my second year here at Ship, I know I couldn’t have chosen a better place to be! Because I chose Shippensburg, these years will now be the best of my life!

Advice For Others Going Into College? When visiting colleges, go with your gut and what feels right to you. This is where you will be spending four years of your life and you want it to be the best it can be!

Fun Fact About You? If you think I gave you a tour at Kutztown University, it was probably my twin sister who is a tour guide there as well!

Kyle Bushong is a junior from Lancaster, PA majoring in Accounting.

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Clubs/Organizations: Ice Hockey, STARS

Why Did You Come to Ship? My parent went here, and I enjoyed the campus.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Stay on top of your classes, and try your best to do well.

Fun Fact About You? My favorite color is yellow.

Sarah Christman is a junior from Kutztown, PA majoring in Human Resource Management.

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Clubs/Organizations: Human Resources Club, STARS

Why Did You Come to Ship? I came to Ship for the accredited business program, beautiful campus and small class sizes.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Don’t be afraid to join something new. You might be surprised what you like!

Fun Fact About You? I can juggle!

Brittany Coll is a senior from North Wales/Montgomeryville, PA majoring in Communication / Journalism – Public Relations.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, PRSSA

Why Did You Come to Ship? I liked the campus and the majors they off here. Everyone was also nice and it just seemed like a good place to be a part of.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Bring a planner and use it!

Fun Fact About You? I’ve worked at Rita’s Water Ice for 7 years.

Maura Coyne is a senior from Mechanicsburg, PA majoring in Communication / Journalism – Public Relations and Human Communication Studies.

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Clubs/Organizations: PRSSA (Secretary), Ship Mini-Thon (Special Events Chair), STARS

Why Did You Come to Ship? I came for the excellent education major program. After I switched majors, I stayed for the amazing friends I have made and experiences I have had at SHIP.

Advice For Others Going Into College? If you step outside your comfort zone, you will truly make the most of your college experience.

Fun Fact About You? I am the youngest of 16 kids.

Daniel Dorfler is a sophomore from Pottstown, PA majoring in General Business Management.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, Disciple Makers Christian Fellowship, Marching Band

Why Did You Come to Ship? Ship has a great business school and it felt like home away from home.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Call you parents/family. Make sure the school is the right fit for you. Do your homework and develop good study habits.

Fun Fact About You? I have been to 5 countries in Europe. I have been playing drums for 10 years. My nickname is Double D.

John Enerah is a sophomore from Nigeria majoring in Computer Engineering.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, ROTC, PSK (Phi Sigma Kappa)

Why Did You Come to Ship? Ship had a serene environment and good faculty.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Always get your work don early – the 11th hour doesn’t always work. Never miss a class.

Fun Fact About You? I have 3 different breeds of dogs.

Codey Fickes is a sophomore from Chambersburg, PA majoring in History-Social Studies Secondary Education.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, Resident Assistant, History Club (Vice President), Honors Program, ACT V

Why Did You Come to Ship? I came to Ship for the education department’s accreditation and awesome history faculty.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Make friends with everyone! Get involved. Actually read your textbooks.

Fun Fact About You? I’m color deficient (all dark colors look like black to me).

Alison Gibson is a senior from Hanover, PA majoring in Political Science.

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Clubs/Organizations: Non-traditional Student Organization, Dunkin Donuts

Why Did You Come to Ship? I enjoy this campus a lot because it’s not too small or too large. I like that it’s not located in a busy town and it has an inviting atmosphere.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Get involved and don’t be shy! Be willing to leave your comfort zone.

Fun Fact About You? I speak German. I have a fish who ate his friends on Spring Break last year.

Sabrina Kelly is a junior from Quakertown, PA majoring in Economics/Business.

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Clubs/Organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, STARS, Investment Club

Why Did You Come to Ship? I came to Ship for the one-on-one experience with the professors and because of the small class sizes.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Choose somewhere that feels like home.

Fun Fact About You? I have citizenship with Ireland, and I have been to 6 different countries.

Megan Lawrence is a sophomore from Mechanicsburg, PA majoring in Accounting and Management Information Systems.

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Clubs/Organizations: Honors Programs Student Assistant, Honors Program Mentor, Honors Students Organization Recruitment Co-Chair, New Student Orientation Committee, Accounting Club, MIS Club, STARS, Student Alumni Ambassador

Why Did You Come to Ship? I originally came to Ship because it felt like a place that I could call home. The business program is accredited by AASCB and I was accepted into the well-established Honors Program. I now know that there are so many opportunities for personal and professional growth at Ship, ply so many way to have fun too. I am very thankful that I chose to attend college here.

Advice For Others Going Into College? My biggest piece of advice for new students is to get involved in as many things on campus as possible. As I got more involved, I made more friends and connections with faculty and administration, and I had more fun!

Fun Fact About You? I rode my first roller coaster this summer! It was the SooperDooperLooper at Hershey Park.

Haley Luke is a sophomore from Stewartsville, NJ majoring in Communication Journalism – Electronic Media.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, SUTV

Why Did You Come to Ship? I chose Shippensburg because the first time I stepped onto campus it felt like home. I love the atmosphere and how everyone on campus is basically a family.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Get involved to make connections and network so it is easier to get a job after graduation. Also, just be yourself and don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone.

Fun Fact About You? My biggest goal is to get a job with ESPN and live and work in Chicago.

Angie Mason is a sophomore from Minersville, PA majoring in Human Resource Management.

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Clubs/Organizations: Newsletter Editor for the Society for Human Resource Management, Student Alumni Ambassador, Orientation Team Committee, Note Taker, STARS

Why Did You Come to Ship? I came to Shippensburg University because of my tour guides. They gave me such a welcoming feeling and I knew I could call Ship my home for 4 years.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Get involved! Don’t overload yourself, but enjoy your time here. It goes too fast, so find what interests you and have a blast! Good luck!

Fun Fact About You? I love all things soccer.

Cassie McCabe is a freshman from Macungie, PA majoring in Early Childhood/Elementary/Special Education.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, Act V, Game On Improv, Kronum, Parkour

Why Did You Come to Ship? Ship is close to home and a cheaper option compared to most schools. It also has an elementary school on campus and a dual certification program.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Don’t compare yourself to other people. You have your own skills and abilities that will make you stand out.

Fun Fact About You? I am really condiment and outgoing, and I love football.

Emily McGinn is a sophomore from Red Lion, PA majoring in Management Information Systems.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS

Why Did You Come to Ship? I loved the campus. It felt like home to me and everyone was extremely friendly.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Make sure you look at all of your options and that you find a school that you can see yourself at.

Fun Fact About You? I roomed with my best friend from high school and we stayed best friends.

Kerry Miller is a junior from Collegeville, PA majoring in Human Resource Management.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS

Why Did You Come to Ship? I loved the campus and how everyone made me feel that I was not just another number.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Take every opportunity that comes your way. Whether that opportunity is good or bad, every opportunity can be a learning experience.

Fun Fact About You? I love doing icebreakers.

Brooke Reeser is a junior from Hughesville, PA majoring in Accounting.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, Accounting Club, Circle K

Why Did You Come to Ship? I came to Ship because it’s far enough from home that my parents can’t visit all the time.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Keep your option open!

Fun Fact About You? I cheer on a competitive cheerleading squad.

Nathan Rosenberger is a junior from Oley, PA majoring in Middle Level Education with a Mathematics and Science Concentration.

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Clubs/Organizations: Marching Band, STARS, Disciple Makers of Christian Fellowship

Why Did You Come to Ship? Started as a college specifically for teachers, today Shippensburg has one of the best education programs in the state. The close collaboration between professor and pupil, where you are a name and not a number, and the beautiful campus also influences my decision to come to Shippensburg.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Visit every college that is on your list. You cannot get a feel for the atmosphere from pictures on their web site. Or, you could just visit Ship, apply, and call it a day!

Fun Fact About You? I can’t lick my elbow.

Nicole Simensky is a senior from Westminster, MD majoring in Accounting.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, Accounting Club, Accounting Tutor in The Learning Center, Transfer Student Mentor

Why Did You Come to Ship? The business school brought me to Ship. The professionalism the students displayed when I visited was my aspiration upon graduation.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Don’t be afraid to get involved and try things you have never tried before!

Fun Fact About You? I have a twin.

Zach Sinz is a sophomore from Lancaster, PA majoring in Marketing.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS

Why Did You Come to Ship? Ship is far, yet close enough to home. It is also reasonably priced.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Be prepared to study hard.

Fun Fact About You? I used to race motor cross.

Jackie Smith is a sophomore from Havertown, PA majoring in Psychology.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, AOLL, Psychology Club

Why Did You Come to Ship? Ship has small class sizes, it is the perfect distance from home and everyone seemed friendly and welcoming.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Be open-minded.

Fun Fact About You? I’m an only child.

Kate Swrontek is a junior from Lancaster, PA majoring in Political Science.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, Phone-a-Thon

Why Did You Come to Ship? I loved the campus, the professors and how friendly everyone was.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Get involved.

Fun Fact About You? I’m a vegetarian.

Lauren Uleau is a sophomore from Delaware County, PA majoring in Communication /Journalism – Public Relations.

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Clubs/Organizations: APB, STARS, PRSSA, Homecoming Committee

Why Did You Come to Ship? Ship has a great communication program and really great professors and staff.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Be excited! This is a new beginning and you have the chance to make it awesome.

Fun Fact About You? I am obsessed with penguins!

Zach Welter is a sophomore from South Williamsport, PA majoring in History Education.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, History Club, SUEA, Adventure Club

Why Did You Come to Ship? I came to Ship because it felt like home to me, and I love my department and the classes in it.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Make the most of it. Get involved with clubs.

Fun Fact About You? I’m the first person in my family to go to college.

Tyler Williams is a junior from Reading, PA majoring in Psychology/Disabilities Studies.

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Clubs/Organizations: STARS, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity

Why Did You Come to Ship? The teachers are amazing and willing to work with you rather than just educate their students. Also, the atmosphere is very welcoming and felt like home.

Advice For Others Going Into College? Get active on campus – it really adds to the college experience!

Fun Fact About You? I worked at a high ropes course this past summer at Bear Creek Camp.