"Mansfield University is dedicated to a personalized education with all programs grounded in the liberal arts. As a small, public university, we are committed to promoting leadership development through character, scholarship, cultural awareness, and service to others. Through our passion for learning, we positively influence the world. Mansfield University is Pennsylvania's Premier Public Liberal Arts University."
"Mansfield's Liberal Arts focus has provided me with an education that is both broad and diverse. I feel exceptionally well equipped to pursue my goal of being a Pharmacist. I will be attending the University of Helsinki in fall 2017, and I have been acepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Purdue University. I start there in fall 2018.
Thank you Mansfield University for making this possible!"
Stephanie Hendricks is studying biology at Mansfield University. She was born in Tampa, Florida and due to her father being an officer in the United States Air Force, she traveled around the world. Throughout her childhood, she had always been drawn to science - specifically hands on/lab work. While she has a passion for science, she also shares a passion for rowing. By her senior year of high school, she had become a Virginia State Champion, a four-time nationalist, and her high school's first NCAA Division I recruit. Stephanie was recruited to row on a full-ride academic and athletic scholarship at the University of Tulsa, where she became a scholar athlete. The opportunity presented Stephanie with a choice: science or rowing. Science won! In 2014, Stephanie began her journey at Mansfield University to pursue her dream of entering the medical field. Stephanie is the true definition of a Mountie and we can't wait to see what she accomplishes in graduate school. Stephanie will be attending the University of Helsinki in fall 2017, and she has been accepted into the highly competitive Doctor of Pharmacy program at Purdue University. Stephanie will begin her work at Purdue in fall 2018.
"Thank you Mansfield University for making this possible!" - Stephanie Hendricks '17
"As a professional performer and music educator, I've found that because of Mansfield University, I can walk onstage or in the classroom not only as a musician and educator, but as a scholar, athlete, digital photographer, public speaker, psychologist, and mathematician. I have the ability to connect with different audiences and students because Mansfield's Liberal Arts education exposed me to various concentrations and subjects, and that ability to genuinely connect with people through a variety of interests makes performing and teaching so much more effective, personal, and rewarding. "
The daughter of public school educators, Sarah Polinski was born and raised in Sayre, Pennsylvania. As a Music Education and Vocal Performance dual major at Mansfield University, she found her home onstage as a performer and in the classroom as an educator. Sarah had the honor of singing solos at Carnegie Hall and the World Choir Games in Latvia with Mansfield University's gold medal-winning Concert Choir. As a music educator, Sarah also had the honor of directing the Wellsboro Hamilton-Gibson's Community Choir and student teaching in Pennsylvania and New York. Under the seasoned guidance of her professors, Sarah earned lead roles in seven productions in the Mansfield community, as well as acceptance into the College Light Opera Company (an elite summer program, performing 54 shows in three months!) As a scholar, Sarah has earned state-wide recognition not only as the winner of the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Academic Excellence Award, but the PASSHE Fitz Dixon Memorial Scholarship Award as well. Within two months of graduation, Sarah was performing in a touring musical for young audiences with Sundog Theatre Company in New York City, and has continued working for the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She recently earned Honorable Mention in the National Hal Leonard Vocal Competition in the Musical Theatre category, and has been selected as the Mansfield University Music Department's Outstanding Senior. For the 2017 summer season, Sarah will be performing musical theatre and operetta as a Young Artist with the Ohio Light Opera Company.
Andrea Harris, professor of English at Mansfield University, was awarded the Elaine W. Hughes Outstanding Chapter Sponsor by the Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society at the organization's annual convention in Louisville, KY.
The honor recognizes a sponsor who fosters a spirit of scholarly exchange in their local chapter.
Sigma Tau Delta has 880 active chapters around the world with 1,000 faculty sponsors.
The MU chapter was founded in 1978 by Professor Emeritus Bernard Koloski and, after a hiatus, was revived by Professor Emeritus Kristin Sanner in 2006. Since then, 82 new members have been inducted, many of whom have gone on to graduate school, teaching and publishing.
Over the past several years, the chapter raised $2,500 for the Dr. Kristin Sanner Memorial Space, to be located behind Retan Hall. Sanner passed away in 2013. The space will be dedicated in her honor on May 4.
Nationwide, universities are dealing with declining enrollment, lagging public funding, and rising operational costs. Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education has launched a Strategic System Review of the 14 universities and the Office of the Chancellor to identify ways to turn those challenges into opportunities in Pennsylvania..
The review is about finding solutions that are right for Pennsylvania, and ensuring each State System university is able to meet the needs of its students, its region, and the Commonwealth for years to come.
NCHEMS has been selected to assist with the review by collecting input from students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders, like you, through frank and candid conversations about the future of the State System.
If you would like to share your thoughts regarding the future of the State System and specifically how Mansfield University plays an integral role within the region and the Commonwealth, please access the link below. This information will be included in the analysis completed by NCHEMS.
President Hendricks describes MU:
"Mansfield University is a difference maker. It changes lives through its array of high quality academic programs, affording its graduates opportunities previously unimagined. MU supports the Commonwealth's workforce with determined individuals ready to make a difference in healthcare, education, business and public service. Its infusion of the liberal arts across all academic disciplines ensures each graduate possess the critical thinking, problem solving, oral and written communication skills needed for the career that awaits each of them. As a graduate, I know firsthand the power and impact of a Mansfield education."