Marcy Bennett '12
"Elizabethtown gave me the opportunity to explore my many interests as well as explore the world!"
Math Education major Marcy Bennett '12 didn’t think she’d choose a school so close to home, which for her is Landisville, Pa.—just a short drive from campus. But it was at the school in her backyard where she found the right opportunities.
“One of the things that really convinced me [to attend Elizabethtown] was the fact that so many of its students, from a variety of different majors, study abroad. I knew I wanted to study abroad and that E-town would help me do it,” she said.
Marcy is also studying French—her minor—at Elizabethtown.
“Weird combination, I know. But I love both subjects! Ideally I would like to get a job as a middle school teacher, teaching both math and French,” she said, adding that she's been taking French for seven years.
Her love of French and desire to study abroad led her to Strasbourg, France, for a semester, an experience she says taught her a lot about herself and her resolve—and one she notes as her most influential achievement in College.
“I have always been a relatively shy person who liked to stay in my comfort zone. Coming to E-town, I became involved in more extracurricular activities and expanded my comfort zone. I took leadership roles on campus, as well as succeeded in academics,” she said.
Marcy serves as a Peer Mentor and is vice president of the math club. She also enjoys attending events sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, especially comedians and movies.
“All the events provide a fun and relaxing getaway from the work and classes,” she said, adding that extracurriculars are a large part of college life. “I feel it is important to be involved so you can meet people who have your same interests. I have met many of my close friends through the clubs I've become involved with. I also think it is important to be able to explore interests outside of your major.”
With such a busy schedule, Marcy says she relies heavily on her planner—a tool she recommends to all college students. Her planner, though, is just beginning to get filled with events.
“I cannot imagine myself at any other college or university. E-town has a very good sense of community and family. Elizabethtown gave me the opportunity to explore my many interests as well as explore the world! College is an amazing adventure, but I feel my journey has just begun at Elizabethtown, and I will be forever grateful for the things that I have experienced while I have been here,” she said.