By Heather Cass
Publications & Design Coordinator, Penn State Behrend
Penn State Behrend’s class of 2016 is ready to make its mark on the world! We’re proud of our students and the things they’ve accomplished and learned while here at Behrend. Over the next couple months, we’ll be introducing you to a few of our remarkable seniors who have overcome challenges, pioneered new technology, participated in important research projects, and left an impression at Penn State Behrend.
Today, we’d like you to meet Casey Elizabeth Port:
Major: Project and Supply Chain Management
Minor: Management Information Systems
Hometown: Waterford, Pennsylvania
On choosing Behrend: The instant I stepped on to the campus, I knew I wanted to attend Behrend. The grounds are so beautiful and there is a lot of history here. I thought I might transfer to University Park after two years, but the faculty and staff at Behrend made me want to stay. They are all so generous and eager to help you get experience and accomplish your goals.
On (finally) picking a major: Every time I introduced myself in my first year or two here, I was a different major. I started in Kinesiology then moved toward Biology before I decided on Project and Supply Chain Management. It’s perfect for me because it encompasses all aspects of business and will allow me to apply my knowledge to nearly any field.
Campus involvement: I’ve been a Lion Ambassador since my freshman year. I’m also involved in the Student Government Association where I sit on the budget committee.
What you’d be surprised to know about her: I was born and raised on a farm. My family are fifth-generation farmers at Port Farms in Waterford.
Home is where the heart is: I love my hometown. I hope someday I can return and apply any talents I have to helping it grow while also preserving the environment.
Advice for current students: Get involved! Behrend has so much to offer. Get out of your comfort zone and introduce yourself to professors and professionals. Networking is extremely beneficial.
Casey has accepted a position as a contract specialist at Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc. in Pittsburgh.