Golden Bear Stories

KU is the perfect environment for discovering your talents and individuality. Here you can explore more than your academic interests, but also yourself and who you wish to be in the future. Start here, go anywhere!

Huong Tran '22

Biochemistry & Chemistry Major, Vietnam:

Jacey chose to attend Kutztown University because of the numerous research opportunities and modern laboratory. She had her first research opportunity at Kutztown University under the supervision of Dr. Palkendo in her Spring semester of freshman year. She went on to display a poster presentation at the Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Baltimore, MD.

At Kutztown University she had opportunities for independent research which she found “very beneficial [for] applying to graduate school or finding a job after graduation”. For Jacey, these experiences were priceless, and her experience abroad here at Kutztown helped her become an independent individual, and if she had to choose again she would choose to study abroad at Kutztown.

Nico Amin '22

Music Performance Major, Chile:

Shantal Ewell

KU Graduate Student, MBA, Jamaica:

Business Plan Competition winners smiling and holding their gold trophy between them

Students Win Business Plan Competition at State System Startup Challenge

Kutztown University students Shantal Ewell and Kevin Smyth won the $10,000 first place prize in the annual State System Startup Challenge, sponsored by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Ewell, an MBA student, and Smyth, a Master's in Student Affairs student, created a business plan for the Schedula Degree Planner, an online platform that would redefine the way college students and advisors interact. The Schedula Degree Planner creates a personalized degree plan so students can avoid unnecessary courses to graduate in four years or less while improving the efficiency of advisors and the graduation rates of universities.

Thorne O'Connell '22

Finance & Business Management Major, South Africa, D1 Rugby Captain: