A big congratulations to the 452 December 2021 graduates of Millersville University. All December graduates are invited back to campus in May for the undergraduate and graduate ceremonies.
For this December, here are the numbers:
- 355 undergraduate degree applications pending for December
- 29 undergraduate degree applications pending for January (after winter break classes)
- 62 graduate degree applications pending for December
- Six graduate degree applications pending for January
Below we highlight a few of our December graduates.
Mamie Covell graduated with a bachelor’s degree. She majored in communication with a concentration in digital communication and cultural studies, with a minor in sociology. She served as the student advisor to Millersville’s Borough Council and was a member of the Student Government Association. She also worked in the Office of New Student Programs as the training coordinator and Orientation Planning Committee member.
Hometown – Wenersville, Pennsylvania
Plans after graduation – I plan to continue advocacy work in my personal and professional life. I currently serve as the Community Engagement Coordinator for Berks Arts, a nonprofit organization in Reading, Pennsylvania. Here, I am able to play a role in supporting the arts and build a foundation for a career in the nonprofit sector.
Best memory of Millersville – My favorite memories at Millersville were formed in the Student Memorial Center. In the campus life lounge (CSIL Circle), student leaders found home. I found my people. Late night study sessions, pep talks before finals, early morning coffee with fellow student workers before an open house, brainstorming sessions for Student Government Association events, hanging out, the occasional nap. There was a roller coaster of ups and downs we all went through in that space.
Lindsey Diamond, a member of the Honors College, majored in Business Administration with a concentration in management. She received her bachelor’s degree.
Hometown- Allentown, Pennsylvania
Plans after graduation -Moving to Northern Virginia at the end of December to work at a marketing and consulting firm Reingold, in the Human Resources department.
Best memory of Millersville -Switching my major from Psychology to Business Administration. I immediately felt like I belonged and I was motivated/excited to learn!
Hunter Dillman majored in Business Administration (accounting concentration) with a minor in history and received his bachelor’s degree.
Hometown -Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Plans after graduation -I am in the late stages of interviewing for both a sales role with a medical device company and an accounting role with a local company.
Best memory of Millersville – My favorite memory at Millersville was probably just spending this past semester in the Biz with my friends Josiah and Jules. A lot of coffee and Sugar Bowl cheesesteaks got us through the year.
Delanie Dugan earned her bachelor’s degree in December. She majored in Art, concentrating in Interactive and Graphic Design with a minor in Graphic Technology. She’s from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Plans after graduation – Working as a Solutions Analyst in Multimedia Services at Deloitte.
Best memory of Millersville – Sitting out on the quad on a warm, sunny day with friends.
James Fakolt, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, majored in Government & Political Affairs and graduated with a bachelor’s degree with minors in history and Environmental Hazards & Emergency Management.
Activities on campus – President of the Model United Nations, Radio DJ, former President of the College Republicans, former President of the College Democrats, former Chief Justice of the Student Government Association.
Plans after graduation – As of right now, I am waiting to hear back from a number of law schools ranging from UVA to Dickenson with plans of earning a J.D. in Constitutional Law.
Best memory of Millersville – Although it is hard to pick, my best memory is from the 2020 election where members of the College Republicans, Democrats, and student body gathered outside of West Village to watch election night coverage. There was a sense of both comradery and friendship in the air that was quite inspiring, especially now in our divided world.
Leah Freeman, a member of the Honors College at Millersville, graduated with a bachelor’s in English Writing Studies. In addition, she had two minors in ESL Linguistics and Psychology. She hails from Saylorsburg in the Poconos of Pennsylvania.
Involvement in Millersville – I was a past editor and director for the Honors Report and continue to write for it, and in the past have also been an editor for the University Research Newsletter. I also interned as an editor and project manager for the Made in Millersville Journal! This semester I am a Volunteer Coordinator for the HCSA, and Secretary of MU’s ODK circle. I was also accepted into the honors society Phi Kappa Phi.
Plans after graduation – I will be around the area for another six months until my lease ends and I plan to just work and earn money during that time. I hope to then move, I am thinking to Massachusetts, and go to graduate school for English. However, who knows where life will take me—I am not too worried about it, though.
Best memory of Millersville – It is a bit general, and I don’t know how it happened or why, but Millersville, especially the Honors College, has opened me up to so many opportunities to work and gain experience in my field and participate in college life in a way I would have never expected of myself in the past. I truly gained a lot from the experience!
Rasheed Osman received his bachelor’s degree in social work.
Hometown – Kumasi, Ghana. I live in York, Pennsylvania, with my family.
Plans after graduation – I am enrolling in the Master’s Degree in Social Work program at Millersville University.
Best memory of Millersville – My best memory was when we returned to campus in August 2021 during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. I was able to reunite in person by meeting some of my online coursemates and having the opportunity to be back in the physical classroom after a long break.
Anything else you would like to add – I want to thank everyone involved in highlighting my academic achievement. I am so delighted. Thank you all so much for the support and acknowledgment.
Michael Skros was a member of Millersville’s Honors College. He majored in Emergency Management and Geography with a minor in economics. He completed 151 credits and graduated with both a bachelor’s in Emergency Management and a bachelor’s in Geography.
Activities on campus – VP of the Honors College Student Association and secretary of
The International Association of Emergency Managers Student Chapter.
Hometown: West Chester, PA
Plans after graduation – I will be moving to Allentown, Pennsylvania, to start a full-time position as a Health & Safety Specialist with Amazon. I also plan to begin a graduate program in Emergency Management & Homeland Security this spring.
Best memory of Millersville – One of my favorite memories from MU is traveling to the International Association of Emergency Manager’s Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan this past fall.
Kayla Young earned two bachelor’s degrees from Millersville this December: one in speech communications with a concentration in media and broadcasting and the other in Spanish with a concentration in language and culture studies. She also earned a minor in strategic public relations. While studying at Millersville, Young served as the president and PR chairman of Millersville University Gospel Choir, PR chairman for F.U.S.I.O.N Step Team, a residential assistant, lesson leader of Young Sisters in Christ, a member of MUTV and a member of Spanish Club. She did this all while working three jobs, including her role as a caregiver for her ailing father.
Hometown – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Plans after graduation – After Graduation I plan to travel, potentially go into the Peace Corps, then find a job related to both of my fields of study.
Best memory of Millersville – My best memory of MU is my time serving as the president of The Millersville University Gospel Choir. With this organization, I developed strong leadership skills, I got to travel, and I got to form lifelong relationships. Shout out to my Mom, Dad, family, and friends for their love throughout this journey. I love you MU. Marauders for life!