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Student Profile: Brendan Markham

Brendan Markham wasted no time taking advantage of opportunities offered at IUP Punxsutawney.

“My first two weeks getting to classes, doing homework, and learning the system wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t hard. They taught me time management and made sure that, if you need help, you went to a professor. The professors who teach at Punxsy teach at IUP; you just have more time to see them because the classes are smaller.”

Brendan enrolled at IUP Punxsutawney knowing he wanted to work in hospitality management. After his first semester, he got an internship with Disney.

“After my visit to campus, I knew this was it, I was going to make it work. I was going to get everything I could out of this first year and then move on to main campus. I wasn’t going home and looking at another school—this was it, signed deal!”

The highlight of his college experience was being elected Homecoming King in the Fall of 2008. And, it doesn’t end there. Brendan also served as vice president of the Student Government and vice chair of the University Senate and served on the Co-op Board of Directors.

“Even all my friends say this was my school, this was my niche.”

  • IUP Punxsutawney
  • 1012 Winslow Street
    Punxsutawney, PA 15767
  • Phone: 814-938-6711
  • Fax: 814-938-1163
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.