August 2, 2014
Kutztown University football legend Andre Reed '05 was inducted the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 2, 2014. Reed, who played at Kutztown from 1981-84, went on to a stellar career with the Buffalo Bills in the National Football League. He becomes the first Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference alumnus to earn the honor.
One trip to Kutztown University was all it took for Brooke Benson. The rest is history.
Upon her visit to Kutztown, Benson fell in love with the "home-away-from-home feel" and felt drawn to the school with its great reputation in educating future educators.
As soon as the early education major made the commitment to Kutztown, she wasted no time in becoming involved in extracurricular campus life. She immediately joined sorority Phi Sigma Sigma, which has been one of her fondest engagements at KU. Read more
How many university presidents invite entire student organizations to their home for dinner?
For Kristine Hernandez, a junior clinical psychology major and Presidential Ambassador, dining with KU’s president was one of the highlights of her undergraduate experience. Read more
Kutztown University junior Cameron Lipnicky's love for everything athletics was the foundation for his selection of two majors: leisure and sport studies and business administration. Read more
Emily Shaffer has found her niche in art education and fine metals, and through Kutztown University, she's paving a path of success in the arts. She found the beautiful landscapes, culture-rich atmosphere and diverse student body artistically inspiring - Emily knew KU was the right choice.
Through art education, Emily hopes to help her future students experience the positivity and freedom one can gain from creativity. With her crafts major, she has already made a statement in the art field by being one of 158 artists in the U.S. to have their work featured in the 37th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Read more
When Derrick Taylor first arrived at Kutztown University, he observed an array of opportunity and experiences laid out before him. He shed himself of reserve and eagerly made his way through open doors. A passionate political science major, Taylor has sharpened his leadership skills, not only through his major, but through involving himself in campus organizations, such as ACE and BSU. He also has been a fundamental part in the development of a Kutztown chapter of the NAACP.
"The first thing I saw at Kutztown was opportunity," recalls Taylor. "The staff and faculty won't let you fail. They'll push you to your limit and then increase your limit and push you further. You are somebody. It's a loving environment here. You can come here and draw your own picture. That's why I chose KU." Read more
Alexa Sicher has aspired to be a dentist with her own practice since kindergarten. The university felt like home to Sicher, a Kutztown native. She chose her major, Biology/Pre-Med, and her minor in Biochemistry to take the next step to achieve her dentistry goals.
"The challenging programs that Kutztown University has designed for those interested in joining the medical field have allowed me to become confident in my abilities, excel as a student, and grow as a young adult. My work and education made me an extremely competitive candidate for dental schools, which was my ultimate goal." Read more