Bethany Hipple

Bethany Hipple

Mathematics, 2018

Activities at Lycoming: President of the Association of Mathematically Interested Students (AMIS); Co-Philanthropy Chair of Alpha Xi Delta Women's Fraternity; Vice-President of Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematical Honor Society; Member of Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society; Member of Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek Honor Society; Student Member of the Faculty Library Advisory Committee; Circulation Desk Assistant at Snowden Library; Mathematics Tutor; Student Orientation Staff member.

Hometown: Montgomery, Pennsylvania

High School: Montgomery Area High School

My most influential professor: Dr. Santu de Silva

Favorite campus activity: My favorite Lyco event is definitely attending Relay for Life. This event is near and dear to my heart and I love that the campus community can come together to support such a worthy cause.

My big college moment: I recently co-organized a 5K for Autism Speaks sponsored by Alpha Xi Delta and this was my proudest moment on campus. Organizing a large event is extremely time consuming but it is very rewarding in the end. I learned great leadership skills through this process and I am very fortunate that Lycoming supports its students by allowing us to run events like this.

Global Lycoming Experiences : This May I will be going on a trip to Greece and Italy as part of my math class, Maths of the Ancient and Modern Worlds. I'm excited about this trip because it will only be my second time out of the country and my first time in both Greece and Italy. Lycoming provides many opportunities like this and we are dedicated to student travel.

Advice for incoming students: Don't be afraid to get involved and try something new. I know this is super cliché but it's true. My freshman year I was afraid to join any organization because I didn't know anyone. Fortunately, my SOS leader from that summer encouraged me to join AMIS, our campus' math club, and I'm so glad I did. I found my best friends through this organization and I now am the president of the club. I also joined a sorority, which I never thought I would do, but it has allowed me to grow in ways I didn't think I needed to. So take my advice; put yourself out there and join as many organizations as you can.

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