Briana Scurry is one of the first African American professional female soccer players and has long been a pioneer of the sport.
Today, the Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion is pioneering a new cause: concussion awareness. A victim of a traumatic head injury herself, Scurry testified before Congress on traumatic brain injuries and concussions in sports.
With the bed made and the clothes folded away – thanks, Mom – the Class of 2019 turned to posters and trophies and throw rugs and Keurigs and bubblegum-colored rubber rain boots, all of which said: This is who I am.
Paul Lukasik unassumingly walked to the podium, flashing an abashed smile at the crowd of more than 50 people in attendance at Penn State Behrend’s Center for Service and Civic Leadership’s Service Awards.
Glenn Brooks never expected to be invited back to Penn State Behrend to speak to students.
“I changed my major several times, and it took me awhile to determine where I was headed as an adult,” said Brooks, a 1986 alumnus. “And let’s just say that I may have been working on my ‘social skills’ a little too much back then.”
But there are lots of surprises in life. Some are good. Some are not so good.
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, will award over 600 degrees at its spring commencement on Friday, May 8.
The ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Erie Insurance Arena, 809 French St. It is open to the public and no tickets are needed to attend. Detailed information for candidates and their guests can be found here.