Behrend Reacts: What will you remember most about this past school year?


By Steve Orbanek
Marketing Communications Specialist, Penn State Behrend

The end is near.

There are just a couple weeks left in the spring semester. It’s been a memorable year at Penn State Behrend with several highlights, some of which include the college welcoming its second-largest freshman class in history and winning the AMCC Championship in every fall sport.

Penn State Behrend students have made their share of memories as well.

We asked students to share what they’ll remember most from this past year.

Brett Larson

Brett Larson, sophomore, Aerospace Engineering: “Getting a 100-percent score on an exam when all of my friends didn’t.”

Chelsey Cratty

Chelsey Cratty, first-year student, Psychology: “All of the shenanigans that went down on the first floor of Senat Hall.”

Jacob Binda

Jacob Binda, first-year student, undecided: “Staying up until 5:00 a.m. talking with new friends.”

Brandon Ford

Brandon Ford, first-year student, History and Education: “The night I stayed up until 3:00 a.m. at the Delta Chi house getting to know my brothers.”

Alexa Seeton

Alexa Seeton, first-year student, Marketing: “I don’t have a specific favorite memory. I just loved it all.”

Meredith Snyder

Meredith Snyder, first-year student, Accounting: “Winning the AMCC Championship in volleyball.”

Paige Scurpa

Paige Scurpa, first-year student, undecided: “Definitely winning the AMCC Championship in volleyball.”

Matt McWilliams

Matt McWilliams, sophomore, Aerospace Engineering: “Going to the ECAC Indoor Championships for track and field.”

Omkar Paturu

Omkar Paturu, first-year student, Biology: “Just being around Behrend and getting to know the college.”

Janai Keita

Janai Keita, first-year student, Psychology: “The annual drag show from this past November.”

Bethany Still

Bethany Still, first-year student, Biology: “Trying to scare my boyfriend’s roommate while pretending to be a dinosaur.”

Behrend Reacts is a regular Thursday feature at the Behrend Blog that tries to get the campus pulse on a current topic, whether it’s serious or trivial. If you have a question to suggest for Behrend Reacts, please email Steve Orbanek at

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