Thank You Letters

Bradley Spayd

Program of Emphasis: Pre-engineering

Hometown: Altoona, PA

High School: Altoona Area Sr High School

Why I chose to attend Juniata: A person's choice of college is not an easy decision to make, but Juniata had helped make that decision a little easier. The beautiful campus and warm atmosphere of Juniata could not compare to other schools. The financial aid package sealed the deal. Juniata College is a gem that I did not want to lose.

Clubs and Organizations: Society of Physics Students- Treasurer Juniata College Wind Symphony- Trumpet Player Photography Club

Internship: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's program Systematic Technique to Analyze and Management Pennsylvania Pavement (STAMPP) I worked for PennDOT as an engineering intern. My job responsibilities included inspecting and surveying storm drains, guide rails, and roadway shoulders across PennDOT's District 9-0. It was a great job to have; I was able to learn some basic engineering principles as well as gain some experience in the field.

Most Interesting Class: Introduction to sociology is by far the most interesting class that I have taken. As an engineering student, my courses are heavily focused on math and the sciences. Intro. to sociology provided a fantastic break from mathematics and encouraged me to think in ways that I never would have been able to otherwise. The class was refreshing and engaging, and I could not have been happier with my decision to enroll in that course.

Favorite Faculty Member: Jane Croyle has had a profound impact on my life in the short time that I have been able to know her. I am her student assistant in Good Hall. She is so kind, and is always welcoming when I come to work. Whether she is listening to me complain about my homework or encouraging me to attend various cultural performances and events during the year, I know that she is there to support me both in my academics and in my life.

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