Sophie Herzing

Sophie Herzing

Creative Writing and Painting, 2017

Activities at Lycoming: Campus Activities Board (CAB) President, Kappa Pi Treasurer, Marketing and Communications Student Assistant, Contemporary Dance Club Teacher, Tour Guide, Varsity Tennis

Hometown: Saint Mary’s, Pennsylvania

High School: Elk County Catholic High School

My most influential professor: Dr. Feinstein. I’ve never had a professor so interested in my work, who knows my voice and my writing and ambitions. He has taught me way more than how to write — he’s taught me how to be influential, memorable and to speak my mind.

Favorite campus activity: Being a part of CAB has changed my life. My leadership skills have developed significantly, and I’ve met some people who have not only become my biggest role models, but also some of my best friends.

My big college moment: I had my first art show last February. If you would have asked me as a senior in high school whether I would ever see my work exhibited in a show, I would have told you flat out no. Yet a huge media piece and other 2D works of mine were shown downtown at First Friday, and it was just a very memorable moment for me to be able to show a big piece of who I am artistically to the community.

Advice for incoming students: Fall in love with this school, and don’t hold back. Lycoming has given me much more than an education. I could talk for days about how great this school is and I just hope you find the home in it that I did.

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