IUP Bridge Program Hosts “Return of the Heroes”

Posted on 2/25/2013 1:09:05 PM

The IUP Bridge Program hosted the successful program “Return of the Heroes” on February 19, 2013, at the IUP Punxsutawney campus, and a good time was enjoyed by all.

The program administrators, Judith Villa and Rosalee Stilwell, as well as Dani Cyphert (graduate student in English Studies), welcomed back students who successfully made the transition from the Punxsutawney campus to the Indiana campus. The students returned to enjoy socializing, excellent food catered by Chef Bob Stevens, and an organized session of questions and answers with students who expect to transfer to the Indiana campus for the Fall 2013 semester.

The event was funded by a Residence Life Grant, awarded to IUP Residence Hall Director Dave Berberich, and was hosted by IUP Bridge Program personnel.

The impressive turnout of 104 former and current Punxsutawney students was informative and enjoyable! Following the “Return of the Heroes,” Joe Martin, founder of Real World University, spoke to an enthralled audience of 196 students, faculty, and staff about his story, and motivated them to share their own stories. He presented his interactive motivational speech “It’s Good to be Ugly!” to help get his audience “motivationally supercharged.”

Thank you to all involved who made this a successful event!

Department of English