In her fifteen years as a faculty member at Ship, Dr. Lynn Baynum estimates she’s taught at least 2,000 students in the teacher education program. Two years ago, Baynum took her experience from the classroom and applied it to a new role as interim dean for the College of Education and Human Services, and she recently was named director for the Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. After teaching kindergarten, third grade, middle school, and college students, Baynum said she still doesn’t know what compelled her to pursue teaching.
Lorie Davis ’98m has one piece of advice for Ship students—stay open to possibilities. As the director of mentoring and employer relations at the Career Center, Davis teaches students to be open to possibilities through the new Raiders Connect 365 program.
It’s clear to seniors Haylie Hardy and Reilly Kline that joining ROTC at Ship set them on a path to success. “We were able to consistently work toward something we wanted and are able to attain,” Kline said.
Mark Mohler ’09 has a habit of being in the right place at the right time. When Mohler’s diving friends shared there was shark activity off the coast of Oahu in mid-January, he never dreamed he’d get this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
For someone who never imagined she’d follow this career path, Carrie Michaels certainly has excelled.
It can be a challenge to sell an activity that requires additional homework, but that’s exactly what students in Ship’s BSW and MSW Research Clubs sign up to do.
One reason that Zach Sims chose to attend Shippensburg University was its proximity to home—he needed to keep his family close. As the finance and entrepreneurship major finishes his senior year, he’s found that his family has expanded tremendously at Ship.
Engineers are natural problem solvers. Sometimes, those problems are pretty hefty. Dr. Carol Wellington teaches her students to celebrate each small victory on the way to their end goal by encouraging them to shout “WOOHOO!”
The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program has been in place since 1964, offering select individuals across all three divisions of college athletics the chance to pursue a postgraduate education based on their outstanding accomplishments from the field and the classroom.
Shippensburg University steered Lindsay Bingaman ’12 toward a new chapter in her life, although it wasn’t through the traditional route. Bingaman earned a degree in history and secondary education from Ship, but her studies ultimately led to a career in improving the health of some of the world’s poorest children.