Student Contibutors - Woven With Words

 

 

Research and Writing

Matthew Apsokardu, a senior majoring in Professional Writing with a Natural Science minor, will graduate December 2006.  Matthew enjoyed working on this important topic and considered the experience very enlightening.

 

Lauren Balogh is a senior at Penn State Berks who will graduate with a degree in Professional Writing in May of 2006.  She hopes to pursue a career in technical, science, or medical writing. Lauren valued her experience as an undergraduate researcher and looks forward to doing research in her professional endeavors.

 

Jessica Didow will graduate from Penn State in May 2006 with a B.A. in Professional Writing.  Jessica is working with an artist she wrote about in this book to launch a magazine on fashion, music, and art.  Jessica learned through the NAACP project how much she likes human-to-human research, such as interviewing and interacting with people.

 

Matthew Dietterick, a senior in Professional Writing at Penn State Berks, will graduate in December 2006. Matt plans to pursue a career in news writing.  Matt appreciated the opportunity to do primary research on such an important topic.

 

Mary Domsicz, a senior in Professional Writing at Penn State Berks, will graduate in May 2006. Mary is seeking employment in business writing, editing, or marketing.  Mary felt that the extensive research enabled her to become involved in another time and place, thus increasing her understanding of this forgotten chapter of local history.

 

Rachel Ebling is a senior majoring in American Studies at Penn State Berks.  She plans to graduate in May 2007.  Rachel enjoyed doing this project and appreciates the opportunity.

 

Mary Gbaya-Kanga, a sophomore in Kinesiology at Penn State Berks, will graduate in May 2008.  Mary plans to pursue a career in Physical Therapy.  Finding African American women who helped contributed in Berks County’s history was a great pleasure for her.

 

Laura W. Hirneisen is a senior in the Professional Writing program at Penn State Berks and will graduate in May 2006.  She plans to pursue a career in freelance and creative writing.

 

Greg King, a senior at Penn State Berks, will graduate in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing.  Greg plans to pursue a career in business writing.  He is proud to be associated with a project of this significance. 

 

Karen Kraemer, a senior in Professional Writing at Penn State Berks, will graduate in May 2006.  Karen plans to pursue a career in public relations or journalism.  Karen enjoyed the opportunity to meet so many new people and to be included in this project.

 

David Mory, a senior in American Studies at Penn State Berks who also studies at Penn State Lehigh Valley, will graduate in December 2006.  Dave plans to pursue a career in Public Relations or Governmental Affairs. The NAACP project offered an excellent opportunity to meet and learn about and record the deeply influential African American community.

 

Terry Stahl, a senior in American Studies at Penn State Berks, will graduate in May 2006.  Terry plans to pursue a career after graduation in the United States Postal Service.  Terry appreciated the opportunity to do primary research in the local community.

 

Mary Ann Watts is a senior citizen who has returned to school after many years.  Mary Ann is a junior in Professional Writing, hoping to graduate in 2007.  She has no definite career plans, but would like to write short stories or children’s books.  Mary Ann enjoyed doing research for this book; it was a rewarding learning experience.

 

Christopher Zinkowicz is a junior in the American Studies program at Penn State.  Christopher will graduate in May 2008 with a Bachelor’s in American Studies and Secondary Education and plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Secondary Education.  Christopher appreciates the opportunity given to him by this project, which has helped him to realize that History is his passion.

 

Photography (Previous Website)

Lauren Balogh is a senior at Penn State Berks who will graduate with a degree in Professional Writing in May of 2006.  She hopes to pursue a career in technical, science, or medical writing. Lauren valued her experience as an undergraduate researcher and looks forward to doing research in her professional endeavors.

 

Website Development (Previous Website)

Tim Davidson is a senior in Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State Berks who will graduate in May 2006.  Tim is seeking a job in Information Technology.  He is proud to have worked on this project with the NAACP, Reading branch.

 

Joe Hackett is a senior at Penn State Berks who will graduate in May 2006 with a degree in Information Sciences and Technology.  Joe hopes to design video games for a major software company.  He is proud to be associated with this Berks community project.

 

Andrew Robin is a junior at Penn State Berks who is majoring in Information Sciences and Technology.  Andy plans to graduate with a minor in Business and the NSA certified Information Assurance certification.  Andy plans to pursue a career in helping people to understand the legal and ethical aspects of information technology.  Designing and implementing the website for the NAACP, Reading branch was a great experience because he enjoys utilizing his expertise to benefit the community.

 

Marketing and Promotions

Venessa Powell is a junior at Penn State Berks.  She plans to graduate in the spring of 2007 with a degree in Business Marketing and Management. Venessa hopes to find a job in advertising.

 

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