Thank You Letters

Courtney Bickel

Program of Emphasis: Animal Behavior

Hometown: McVeytown, PA

High School: Mifflin County High School

Why I chose to attend Juniata: I chose Juniata College because of the flexibility of the academics that let me combine my interests of Psychology and Biology into one tailored Program of Emphasis. I also loved the personal community structure on campus where everyone supports each other. I feel like I'm at home when I'm here at college.

Clubs and Organizations: Campus Tour Guide JC Divers Yoga PAWS Archery Club Eagle Ambassadors

Most Interesting Class: The most interesting class I've taken so far this year has been Acting. The class has opened up my perspective on life and how I am able to access the use of my body to express myself. There are elements in this class that I have been able to apply to other classes and it has helped me build my confidence level in front of an audience.

Favorite Faculty Member: Dr. Neil Pelkey has made a difference in my life by providing me with the opportunity to study marine ecosystems first-hand in Georgia and Florida. The experience has given me a greater respect and understanding of how ecosystems work and what is threatening them. It also gave me the chance to swim with endangered manatees, a humbling and beautiful experience that has made me more determined to protect this peaceful species.

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