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Posted July 21, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. – They graduated in May and they credit their experience at Bucknell University with giving them confidence to be successful as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. Read the success stories of five recent graduates.  || Go to full story from Bucknell Magazine.

“I am determined to leave my mark in the world and know that Bucknell will be behind me all the way,” said Kristina Collymore ’08, who will spend the next year completing prerequisites to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy.

Another recent graduate, Lakshmi Bhagavatula ’08, is working on a master’s degree in social work at Columbia University in New York City. “I owe my success to the family I have found at Bucknell,” Bhagavatula said. “The friends I made freshman year have stayed with me and the professors have served as mentors who have forced me to discover my own potential.”

Best years
“Bucknell has not only been some of the best years of my life, but some of the years that I am most proud of,” said Matthew Lefurge ’08, who is working at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

This fall, Ben Young ’08 will be teaching 8th grade language arts in Connecticut. The two-year captain of the Bucknell tennis team said being on the team helped him to mature on and off the court. “I encourage people to give every snap, every point, and every play their all. I want them to understand that when they put on the orange and blue, they represent something larger than themselves,” said Young.

Naomi Hossain ’08 is preparing for her master’s in education administration in Worcester, Mass.  “Coming from Bangladesh, I have been lucky to receive an international student scholarship that has allowed me to become a prominent student leader on campus, have a remarkable academic experience and meet some great people.”

Read more
Read more in the summer edition of Bucknell Magazine.

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