Penn State Behrend’s Class of 2023 is ready to make its mark on the world! We’re proud of our students and all that they have learned and accomplished here at Behrend. Over the next several weeks, we’ll introduce you to a few of our remarkable seniors who have overcome challenges, pioneered new technologies, participated in important research projects, and made their mark at Penn State Behrend.
Today, we’d like you to meet Kendrick Imler.
Hometown: Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
On choosing Behrend: I chose Behrend because of the smaller campus size. With fewer students in my classes, I have been able to make connections with my professors and peers. I don’t feel like I am just a number in any of the classes I have ever taken during my time at Behrend.
On choosing his major: I’ve always enjoyed talking to people and I wanted to go into broadcast journalism.
Master juggler: I’m proud to have made the Dean’s List the past four semesters while being involved in many different clubs and activities.
Campus involvement: I was a resident assistant for two years. I am a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Club and historian for the Lion Ambassadors Club, played percussion in the Behrend Pep Band, and was in three musical productions. I was also a Lion Scout and gave tours to prospective students and their families.
What makes him unique: I’m a very energetic person and I do my best to make people laugh and feel comfortable in any situation.
What you’d be surprised to know about him: I sang backup for Kenny Rogers when I was in high school.
His definition of living a good life: Waking up in the morning in a bed with a roof over your head and knowing that you have friends and family who love you.
Sports nut: I’m passionate about sports. I enjoy watching and playing all different sports.
Advice for first-year students: It is important to know that you are not alone in college. Every first-year student is in a new situation. Put yourself out there as much as possible. Join clubs and attend events. Talk to people and do everything you can fit into your schedule because you might as well make the most of your time at college!
Parting thoughts: Penn State Behrend has the best faculty and staff. They are not only helpful, but welcoming. When I first moved to Behrend, I was scared and nervous, but everyone made me feel welcome, and I am so grateful to have been accepted to Behrend. I have made friends and memories here that will last for the rest of my life.
After his graduation in May, Kendrick hopes to find work in media production.