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Most students come to a university hoping to find opportunities to broaden their knowledge of their world, their career field, and of themselves.
And while many large “research” institutions make the claim that students can earn valuable research experience, the truth is the most educational, hands-on work is often reserved for graduate students - while undergrads are often left observing.
For the past 15 years, Virginia Rider, biology, has known the subject only as "B.H." As she worked in her lab to help unlock some of the mysteries of Lupus, Rider soon came to prize the blood samples she received from "B.H." for her research.
Rider finally met "B.H." last week when Brenda Hedrick, of Newton, Kan., arrived with a donation to help support Rider’s research.
This past summer, Farabi and Lee were recognized as the top student athletes in the MIAA. It was the first time in the 16-year history of the award that two students from the same university were selected. Now graduates of PSU, Farabi and Lee recognize that their experiences and hard work at PSU put them on a path that forever changed their lives.
Roy Jensen admits that when he graduated from high school in Gardner, Kansas, he, like most his age, “didn’t have much of a clue” about what he wanted to do with his life. Two things were pretty certain, however: He loved playing basketball and he was sure that he didn’t want to become a doctor.