University Life News

NROTC graduates from left to right: Allan Cate, Madeline McAvoy, and Robert Blend. All three are commissioned officers, as of a May 14 ceremony.

‘Selflessness and service’

Most 17-year-olds don’t know what they want to do for the next 10 years of their lives. However, May graduates Robert Blend, Allan Cate, and

Sam Strickberger stands outside on College Green on Penn's campus

Projection and Pursuit: A Two-Fold Meaning of Longing

University Life shares the wisdom of Sam Strickberger, ’22 Class Board President and speaker at this year’s Commencement Baccalaureate Ceremony. Sam’s speech, Projection and Pursuit: A Two-Fold Meaning of Longing, is an inspiring reflection on pursuing your passion.

Zaria Fanklin, Chairperson of the Triple S Show

Triple S Show Student Spotlight

Today’s spotlight features Zaria Franklin, a senior in the College who has been actively involved with Greek Life at Penn. Zaria has been part of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority since 2019, surrounded by like-minded women with a purpose to serve their communities and build lifelong bonds along the way.

Members of the SIS team. Clockwise from top left: Taka Watanabe, Lauren Rudick, Lindsay Van Ostenbridge, and Amber Green.

The problem solvers

SIS identifies and meets student’s most urgent needs. When a pattern emerges, like when students go from bringing a pen and notebook to class to taking notes on personal laptops, SIS works to formalize partnerships with other offices to anticipate the shift

Mamta Accapadi standing in front of College Hall on campus

Leadership Inspired by Collective Wisdom

Mamta Accapadi found it difficult to leverage her voice in the profession early in her higher education career. She was trying on assorted styles of leadership that she’d been studying, none of which seemed to match.

Harley Haas

Student Spotlight: Harley Haas

Hi everyone! My name is Isha Reddy, and I’m a freshman at Wharton, and a Strategic Planning and Communications intern here at Penn University Life.