Meet Adam

Adam Bergens '18

Full-time Job: Director of Building and Grounds, Elizabethtown School District

Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Why Etown: Adam was an electrician looking to obtain a Business Administration degree. Elizabethtown College provided him with the opportunity to continue working full-time while a taking classes to fit his schedule. He set a goal to complete his degree in three years and accomplished it.

In His Own Words: “Don’t be scared to take on school with a full-time job. It’s totally doable and you can work at your own pace.”

Fun Fact: Adam and his wife are new parents to a four-month-old boy and loving every second.

Etown is … Manageable.

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Meet Audrey

Audrey Hoffman, MBA '17

Full-time Job: Veterinarian/Co-owner, Animal Health Center of Hershey 

Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Master of Business Administration

Why Etown: Audrey was looking for an MBA program that met her expectations and challenged her to grow, but also worked with her schedule as a busy full-time veterinarian. She was able to achieve her goal of obtaining an MBA and becoming a co-owner of her veterinarian business.

In Her Own Words: “I was a non-traditional MBA student having gone to Veterinarian School and working full-time. It was really helpful that my instructors knew my background and had me apply my profession into my projects to make my experience useful and relevant.”

Etown Moment: Audrey also obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-Vet from Elizabethtown College in 2008. She was a member of the basketball team, making some of her best college memories on the court.

Fun Fact: A few years ago, Audrey discovered cross-fit. She enjoys it so much she now trains in an Olympic weight-lifting program.

Etown is … Family.

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Meet Mariko

Mariko Bender

Full-time Job: National Guard Officer, Counter Drug Joint Task Force at Fort Indiantown Gap / Employee Trainer for the State Retiree System

Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication

Why Etown: “When I decided to go back to earn my bachelor’s degree, E-town offered the ability to work at my pace. The program was very accommodating and the instructors were flexible and understanding of my needs working full-time as a single mother.”

Fun Fact: Mariko grew up around the world and lived in several countries as her father was an officer in the Air Force. She followed in his footsteps and joined the National Guard.

Etown is … Opportunity.

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Meet Marilyn

Marilyn Bowers-Murray '12

Full-time Job: Workforce Development Trainer, Pennsylvania State Government

Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Communication

Why Etown: At the time Marilyn was working toward her Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communication, she was a single-mother with a full-time job as an office manager for a construction company. Elizabethtown College afforded her the ability to work with her schedule and made it easy to take classes closer to home in Harrisburg. Marilyn's E-town instructors were supportive of her life goals and provided relevant material on which to build her educational foundation.

In Her Own Words: “I wanted to make a difference and make an impact in a career. I built my foundation through the Elizabethtown College program. I also wanted to give my kids an example of a role model and the motivation to pursue their goals.”

Fun Fact: Marilyn once owned her own salon. She is a professionally licensed nail esthetician and still connects with family and friends by offering manicures.

Etown is … Supportive.

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Meet Tony

Tony Knepp MSL '19

Full-time Job: Senior Corporate Human Resources Generalist, Masonic Village

Elizabethtown College School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Master of Science in Strategic Leadership

Why Etown: Tony was looking for a graduate program that fit his lifestyle to accelerate his professional growth. As a full-time senior corporate human resources generalist, he needed an affordable, flexible program that offered courses to advance his leadership skills. E-town’s Master of Science in Strategic Leadership program provided Tony the ability to choose evening and online classes each semester. In three years, he obtained his MSL and is confidently recommending the MSL program to colleagues.

In His Own Words: “Each facilitator in the MSL program excels your knowledge and skills. The professors teach relevant material that you can apply in your current job immediately.”

Etown Moment: Realizing I made the right decision by pursuing the MSL program. It taught me the necessary leadership qualities needed to effectively shape my team and organization, gain investment from senior leadership and instill vision in others to make a real impact.

Fun Fact: From a young age, Tony has always been driven to succeed. In the last three years, he’s lost more than 150 pounds through hard work, exercise and maintaining a well-balanced diet. It’s one of his biggest accomplishments to date.

Etown is … Flexibility.

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