“I don’t think I can share the true impact Shippensburg had on my life if I did not divulge some of my high school experience. I graduated with under a 3.0 GPA. I failed a class, and earned Ds and Cs in others. During my senior year I had so much turmoil in my life that I ran away from home. For some, this could have been the end of the story,” says Abigail Brumback ’15.
Shippensburg University changed the entire trajectory of her life. She graduated with a 3.85 GPA, swam four years for Coach Verge, served as President of the International Honors Society in Education, worked as a writing fellow and a tutor in the writing center, was a phonathon caller and manager for the SU Foundation, was involved in community service activities, presented research at the regional, national, and international levels, and published writing. But most importantly she says, “I found myself and who I wanted to be.”
Abigail currently teaches senior English at William Penn High School in the city of York. But that’s not all. She earned a Masters in English, and completed a Virtual Online Teaching Certificate from the Graduate School of Education from the University of Pennsylvania. In December 2018, she will graduate with a Masters in Urban School Leadership with a Principal Certification from Temple University, continuing her quest for equity for students in urban school districts. As she concurrently completes a Masters in Multicultural Education, she will be begin a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership in January 2019.
“My life would be nothing like it is without the resources that were provided to me through generous donations from members of the family I call Shippensburg alumni. The Raider family has provided me with so much, and as I continue to grow, I too continue to give back to Shippensburg.”