Received the Kish-Miller Family Study Abroad Scholarship
Junior Ron Reynolds did not go far from his home in Chambersburg to attend college, so his study abroad experience in Germany last semester was life-changing.
“I was in a small town near Hamburg and I loved it,” Ron shared. “Just being in the German culture and in a society that does not speak your native language was an eye-opening experience.”
Ron took four years of German in high school and two at Shippensburg, so he was nearly fluent before his trip in Germany. “I still had to adapt and think on my feet to communicate,” he admitted. Ron received a Kish-Miller Family Study Abroad Scholarship to help finance his five-month experience abroad.
When he graduates in May 2025, Ron plans to teach German, math or both. “I am a math major with a secondary education certification concentration. German is my minor. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher.”
There was no question Ron would attend Shippensburg. “It’s an amazing school with a history and reputation for teacher education,” Ron said. “I have been coming to campus my whole life, seeing shows at the Luhrs Center and touring the campus with my class in middle school.”
Now Ron is giving campus tours as a Student Ambassador. He also tutors students in math and German and is a Peer Anchor for first-year students.
RON REYNOLDS, Class of 2025
Major: Mathematics with secondary certification
Minor: German Studies