After graduating high school, Sadie Carney wasn’t prepared to attend a large institution. Instead, she was the first in her family to attend a community college.
“I didn’t think I was ready for what a four-year university had to offer. Penn Highlands gave me the opportunity to excel academically and socially,” stated Sadie Carney. She continued, “I was able to live at home, enjoy my mom’s cooking, work part-time, and earn a solid education. This saved me a lot of money along the way.”
Sadie fell in love with the small class sizes and personal one-on-one interaction with professors and staff. She felt that everyone cared about her. “I realized that every voice mattered, and mine was being heard,” she said.
Sadie credits Penn Highlands with helping her determine her future. She realized how much she loved what the science courses had to offer. She decided to follow in her family’s footsteps of becoming a doctor. There has been a doctor in the family for over 100 years, and now Sadie plans to continue that tradition.
Sadie received her associate’s degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences, and is planning on earning her bachelor’s degree in Biology. Her ultimate goal is to be accepted into medical school and become a doctor.