Student Profile - Tara Minni

Tara Minni

Tara Minni

Tara Minni – '15
Lebanon, NJ
Meteorology Major

What high school did you attend?
Hunterdon Central Regional High School.

Why did you choose Millersville University?
I chose Millersville because of their excellent meteorology program.

Where is your favorite place to be on campus?
My favorite place on campus would have to be the Weather Center. I have spent most of my time up there while attending Millersville, and it's a great place to get work done or relax and check out the weather.

What is one thing you love about Millersville?
I love my professors! I lucked out with the Earth Sciences department because it has a great group of professors and faculty. They really enjoy what they do and have a passion for teaching the students and helping them succeed during their time here.

What clubs/activities are you involved with?
I am a member of Millersville's chapter of the American Meteorological Society and also help put out forecasts for our Campus Weather Service. I am also a member and in charge of our public relations and media for Weather Watch, which is our student-run weather entertainment show.

What is your favorite weekend activity?
Getting the chance to relax! My schedule is usually pretty hectic during the week, so I don't have too much free time. When I do, I like to hang out with friends or go out and do something fun!

Where/what is your favorite place to visit in the Lancaster area (off campus)?
I don't get to go as much as I would like, but I really enjoy downtown Lancaster. It is such an interesting small city. While I am there, I normally grab something to eat at one of the many restaurants they have there. One of my favorite things to do is go to a cafe for the day to do schoolwork or study. It's a nice change of pace.

What was one aspect of Millersville that stood out to you/surprised you?
At first, the campus itself is what stood out to me the most. But after attending here, what still surprises me is how close knit of a community Millersville is. Compared to other schools, you don't ever feel lost, especially in the classroom; you aren't just another number. I have gotten to establish relationships with my professors and fellow students that you don't get in a larger university. That's one of the best things I will take away from here once I graduate in May.