Meet Current Students

Meet some of the Golden Bear community to find out about the opportunities and experiences provided by KU!

Jacob Boyer standing outside, posing with his arms spread out wide and smiling, with his name and major, communication design, listed below his picture

"There are many reasons why I chose KU. As a commuter, it is close to home and I was comfortable with the campus, so it was an easy transition. Additionally, the Communication Design program is one of the best in the state. The professors really help you bring the best version of yourself to fruition and allow you to break out of your shell and be creative.  I am putting the skills I have learned so far to good use as I am currently working in the Admissions Office as the team graphic designer. My time at KU has been incredible and I have made so many friends and memories that I would not trade for the world!"

Megan Hughes headshot, criminal justice major, East Stroudsburg

"The thought of being both an upperclassman and the “new kid” was pretty intimidating since I transferred to KU as a junior. However, as soon as I stepped foot on campus, all my fears went away, and I knew I was home. KU was the right choice. The Transfer Community at KU really helps connect new transfers with other students. This community also helps you get connected with events, jobs, and opportunities on campus. Through this community, I found my place as a Transfer Tour Guide to help students find their place at KU."

Headshot of Athena Garrison smiling outside, with her name and major, education, listed below her picture

"KU has a great psychology curriculum!  The professors are open and honest.  One of my favorite classes is Sport Behavior with Dr. Lottes because she applies our curriculum to real life.  Dr. Mace, my History & Systems of Psychology professor, makes me strive to be a better student because he always gives 100% when teaching, so I want to give the same effort back to him in my work.  I also learned how to lead my own research as a part of my Experimental Psychology class.  I feel prepared for my future career!"

Carmen Gisondi headshot in front the ocean at sunset, with her name and major, communication design, listed below her picture

"After I received my associate's degree, I knew I wanted to transfer somewhere local to finish my degree. Kutztown was a great option because it was close to home and had a beautiful campus. I felt safe walking around and instantly loved the school. During my visit, I felt inspired by the student work in the halls. Students talked highly of the CD program and it made me feel excited. There was a strong sense of community, and I knew it would be a great place for me to further my education."

Brendan Davis grinning in the arms of the roaring bear statue, with his name and majors, secondary education and social work, listed below his picture

"I chose KU for several reasons!  For starters, the atmosphere on campus and in the surrounding community is amazing.  So many outstanding people in one place is truly something to marvel at.  Additionally, the university has so many opportunities for student involvement.  For example, the Kutztown University Marching Unit has been my home since the beginning of freshman year."

Deborah McKyer posing in front of a brick wall with her arms out and a leg raised behind her, with her name and major, social work, listed below her picture

"I fell in love with KU not only because of the campus scenery but also the community. I instantly felt the warm, welcoming vibe.  This has helped me get involved and opened doors for opportunities for me as well.  KU has a great social work program!"

Evan Santos headshot with his majors, public relations and cinema tv and movie production, listed under his picture

"Three reasons I love KU are the people, the opportunities, and the welcoming atmosphere.  One of my favorite things is when I'm on a tour and students walking by (that I don't even know) say hi to me and the family.  Calling KU my home is one of the best decisions I have ever made."

Katherine Nolan headshot, with her name and major, Marketing, listed under her picture

"I love KU because of the atmosphere and diversity.  I have met many different people and the vibes are amazing.  On a bright, sunny day, everyone goes outside and plays games on the DMZ or lays out on a blanket.  Also, I really enjoy being a student-athlete and have received many athletic opportunities."

Zach Goodman smiling and standing next to an ice sculpture of a roaring bear, his hand on its head, with his name and major, Environmental Science, listed below the picture

"I chose KU because it was a close commute from home and the science classes are top-notch!  What I love most about KU is the community and people I get to interact with every day.  Being involved with Residence Life as a Community Assistant, and with Admissions as a Tour Guide give me the chance to meet new people every day!  It's important to get involved to get the most out of your college experience."

Megan Hanaway headshot, with her name and major, Elementary Education, listed below her picture.

"I absolutely love KU!  the community atmosphere all around campus is so welcoming, supportive, and caring.  I also love the 24/7 unlimited dining, which is completely unique to our campus!  My advice to prospective students is that it's okay to be homesick - college isn't easy!  It takes a while to get adjusted to college life, so go easy on yourself and take some "me" time!"

Isaiah Rivas posing in the arms of the roaring bear statue, with his name and major, social work, listed under his picture.

"I chose Kutztown because there are so many ways you can get involved on campus.  I love this place - it was my first choice!  This campus truly felt like home for me.  Being a Golden Bear has given me opportunities not only socially but academically as well.  There is something here for everyone and I am grateful to call this place home!"

Emily Navarro smiling and sitting in a computer lounge with her name and major, business management, listed below her picture

“Kutztown University was the second school I transferred to, and I should’ve started here in the first place. As a first-generation college student, I have been lucky to have support from TRIO Student Services. They helped me every step of the way to continue my degree, even during the pandemic. I was able to gain a mentor, succeed in my classes after struggling online, and balance my responsibilities. Without TRIO, I wouldn’t have survived college."

Athena Garrison smiling outside with her name and major, music education, listed below her picture

"KU is great for music education majors because of how prepared we will be when we leave college. I know before and after I receive my diploma, I will be knee-deep with connections across Pennsylvania (and even other states) that will help me prepare and achieve my goals throughout the years to come. As a student, you get your money's worth of education, student life, and everything in between!"

Abeyni Delgado sitting on a bench with her name and major, chemistry, listed below her picture

“After I visited for the first time, I knew KU was the place to be, and I was right. The chemistry program here is extremely hands-on and we had the freedom to conduct our own experiments. I would not have been able to go through college without the amazing professors and their guidance. Dr. Betts and Dr. Mayrhofer always pushed me and believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Having professors who actually care about your well-being makes all the difference in the world. Socially, I have had the best time here. From being on Black Flame Dance Team and also attending different events, I have made amazing memories and friends. I am leaving Kutztown with confidence in my chemistry knowledge as well as friends I will cherish forever. I don’t think I could ask for much more out of my experience here at KU.”