Thank You Letters

Kyle Gill

Program of Emphasis: Engineering Physics

Hometown: East Stroudsburg, PA

High School: East Stroudsburg Area High Sch

Why I chose to attend Juniata: I chose Juniata College because I really like the atmosphere. I am not the type of person who likes large groups of people. Growing up in the Poconos, I was very accustomed to large areas with few amounts of people. At Juniata, I can obtain a quality education without being one of thousands in my particular major.

Varsity Sports: Football: Offensive Line

Internship: Industrial Engineering: This past summer, I worked alongside my father who is an Industrial Engineer at Paramount Metal Plating & Finishing in Linden, New Jersey. At this internship, I took over large amounts of responsibility in running different sandblasting programs for military-grade equipment. I also helped my father design different pieces of equipment and machinery to be used throughout the plant.

Most Interesting Class: The most interesting class I am currently taking this year is Modern Physics Lab. Coming into the year, I really enjoyed working with my hands making things. A lot of this type of work was done in my internship over the summer. However, I have never liked doing labs because I always felt as though what I was doing was never applicable. This class made me realize that lab work is not what I had previously thought. In these labs, we took theoretical applications of modern Physics and applied them to past experiments.

Favorite Faculty Member: The faculty member that has made a difference in my life is Coach Doug Smith, our strength coach. Coach Smith has pushed us to work hard in the off-season, but has also told us to enjoy the current moment. Often times, I have found myself always so busy that I have forgotten to enjoy where I am. Coach Smith explains that we should enjoy doing what we do whether it be school, athletics or the workouts that prepare us for each season.

Honors Received: Dean's List

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