Khaleel Desaque fulfilled a special promise on October 29 in Shippensburg University’s Old Main Chapel. About ten years ago, he promised his grandmother that he’d earn his doctorate, and this fall, he defended his dissertation for a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. “My grandmother aspired to be a teacher and was denied the ability,” he said. “It was my calling and her dream.”
To the students who pursue it, there’s nothing minor about the theatre minor at Shippensburg University. Learning the foundations of acting, production, and technical theatre from the minor’s dedicated faculty have led alumni to entertaining and rewarding careers.
Many of us have nailed the winning shot at the buzzer, set a new world record, scored the go-ahead touchdown, or hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning for our favorite team. And then we snap out of our daydreams. The vast majority of us will never get the call that we’ve been selected to play a sport at the professional level as several Shippensburg University athletes did this year.
Maximizing the educational experience is the reason students frequently cite as why they pursued honors classes at Ship. The rigor of each course, collaboration among classmates, and dedication of faculty lead to a profound and diverse learning environment.