Stefan Szilagzi

Exercise Science Major, Biology Minor '16

Stefan Szilagyi ’16 was recruited to the swim team at SU and chose Exercise Science as his major with a minor in Biology because it correlated to his passion, swimming, and supported his career choice as a Physician’s Assistant.  Small class sizes, the Honors Program curriculum, SU athletics, multiple undergraduate research projects, an internship as a nurse’s aide at Geisinger Medical Center and the support of faculty across the board made his experience at Ship outstanding.  In his leadership role as President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Stefan helped organize the annual Special Olympics swim and track meet and spearheaded impressive fundraising efforts for the Make A Wish Foundation.  “We raised enough to send a five-year old to the Orlando based theme park for a family vacation,” said Stephan.  “Much of what I have been able to accomplish here is because of the scholarship support I received. It has also made graduate school possible and allowed me time to participate in meaningful service for others.  One day I hope to follow by example and give other students a helping hand.”