In the Spotlight: Stephen Sharp '03
While a student at Lycoming College, Stephen Sharp ’03 double-majored in archaeology and religion with a minor in philosophy. He continued on to earn a Master of Education at Millersville University. Steve is currently a K-12 school counseling coordinator and counselor in the Hempfield School District in Lancaster County, Pa., providing students with the knowledge and skills to be healthy and successful in the 21st century. He often presents on technology, emerging career skills, mental health, and race in education.
1. What made you choose to attend Lycoming College?
Walking on to campus, Lycoming felt like how I had always imagined college. The environment was inviting and warm.
2. What is one of your favorite memories, classes, professors, or activities while attending Lycoming College?
I had many great experiences at Lycoming. Homecoming, Student Senate meetings, intramurals, and meeting with professors during office hours to really understand content still stick with me, but mostly just simply sitting around at JPs or in a dorm room with friends.
3. How has your education at Lycoming College influenced or helped you in your life and career?
The liberal arts background complimented by the campus community helped me to understand the interactions between systems in education, and the opportunities and limitations that follow. I also appreciated a chance to explore leadership and organizations while at Lycoming.
4. What are one or two of your proudest professional or personal accomplishments that occurred after graduating from Lycoming in which your education really played a role?
I’m the president of the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association and have published a book, 50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors, which has been a best-seller in its category on Amazon.com.
5. What piece of professional advice would you give your fellow Lycoming alumni?
The small but dynamic campus of Lycoming was illustrative of how different systems interact and compete. The way to best understand these systems, similar to Lycoming, is by building relationships with other people and understand the full breadth of their stories.