Alumni and Student Successes

Congratulations to Heather Leed Neary

Heather Leed Neary now serves as President of Aunty Anne's Pretzels. How salty is that?

We're so proud of your accomplishments, Heather!

Congratulations to Liz Fulmer

2014 ended well for Millersville English major Liz Fulmer, when Lady Gaga complimented her on her original song she played at the Grandview United Methodist Church service.

From the article below:

“Hi Liz, it’s Gaga,” [the text from Gaga] read in part. “You were sensational. Keep up the amazing work.”

Fulmer quickly posted her excitement to Facebook: “Gaga texted me to say I was ‘sensational’ — #sohappyicoulddie.”

Gaga also offered Fulmer advice on a music career, which she said Fulmer could forward to her through Kinney’s aunt.

“It was a very generous offer,” Fulmer said.

Besides her role at the church, Fulmer works at Hunger-N-Thirst and studies at Millersville University, where she is finishing an English major and a music minor.

She is studying English, she explained, “because being a better writer will make me a better songwriter.”

See Lady Gaga visits local church; pop star praises Lancaster County songwriter.

Congratulations on Your Book, Barbara Gorski

Congratulations to grad student Barbara Gorski on her publication of her book, The Solisbell Island Adventure.

Congratulations to Fall 2014's Journalism Students for their Excellent Work

Check out Grant Pearsall's news blog.

Take a look through English 315's News Blog.

More to come!

Congratulations Destiny Babb Bell and Ellen Richardson

Destiny Babb Bell and Ellen Richardson, recent graduates and both teachers at Lincoln Middle School in School District of Lancaster, were successful in their candidacy for certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).  Certification is an rigorous process involving videotaped lessons, an extensive portfolio, and teacher reflection.  Congratulations, Destiny and Ellen for being professionally recognized as outstanding teachers!

Congratulations to December Grad Abigail Henson

Abigail published the first of her 5 book series just this past year.  Check out Nebalia: The Quest for the City of Lights!

Read about Abigail and her experience at Millersville in Student Profiles--Abilgail Henson.  Read about Abigail's accomplishment in MU Student Publishes Book; Lands Deal for Four More.  

Congratulations to Greg Pizzoli

Congratulations to MU grad Greg Pizzoli for winning the Theodore Geisel Award for his book The Watermelon Seed.

Congratulations to Cat Ardes!

Cat Ardes working abroad in Spain

Cat Ardes used her English degree to get a job in Spain after graduation.  Cat's dream came true when she landed in Madrid this week. 

Congratulations, Cat, on making your dream into a reality.  Enjoy your year traveling and the culture abroad!

If you are interested in studying or working abroad like Cat, be sure to visit Global Education.

Congratulations to Danielle Floyd Prokopchak

Congratulations to Danielle Floyd Prokopchak, BA English ’07, who was recently chosen as one of the region’s 40 Under 40 leaders.  Danielle currently serves as Director of Broadcasting for the Pennsylvania State Senate.

40 Under 40 is a recognition program from the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal to honor outstanding up-and-coming leaders.  

Congratulations to Danielle Kreider

Danielle published The Elephant in the Room: A True Story of One Family's Inner Turmoil.

Danielle worked as editor at The Snapper.  Congratulations Danielle!!