Along with 15 fellow Wildcats and Penn College advisors, Aleah traveled to Florida over spring break for a service project to benefit in-need families.
- Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology
When opportunity knocks, Aleah’s ready to seize it. She’s a career and technical center graduate, SkillsUSA winner, scholarship recipient, ROTC cadet, student tutor, Dean's-List regular, and aspiring electronics engineer. Whether she’s testing theories in the lab or pushing her limits during early morning ROTC drills, Aleah gives it her all.
Q&A with Aleah
WHAT LED YOU TO PENN COLLEGE AND YOUR MAJOR?
What first had me looking at Penn College was due to a scholarship I received toward Penn College from doing competition in SkillsUSA. When I visited, it just felt like this was the place for me and the tuition was cheaper than most schools. As for my major, I started doing electronics in the ninth grade at my local career and technology center. I stuck with it for all my years in high school and decided to continue to pursue a bachelor's in college for it.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT YOUR MAJOR?
I like that I work with a lot of like-minded people who have similar humor and personalities as me. Also, I like how mathematically challenging and hands-on the curriculum is.
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH ROTC?
HOW HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH ROTC BENEFITED YOU THUS FAR?
ROTC has shown me that I am capable of being a leader. I have learned the fundamentals of what it means to be an officer in the United States Army. It has motivated me to develop important positive lifelong habits.
WHAT ADVANTAGES DID YOU HAVE BECAUSE OF YOUR CTC EDUCATION?
My CTC education got me noticed by the head of the electronics department of Penn College when I entered as a freshman. I was able to secure a work-study position where I would tutor my fellow peers in classes I was taking. In addition, I was familiar with many of the parts and measuring tools introduced in our first year. CTC also gave me a glance at other fields related to electronics like PLCs and pneumatic systems.
HOW DID YOUR CTC EXPERIENCE IMPACT YOUR DECISION TO COME TO PENN COLLEGE?
Going to a CTC impacted my decision to go to Penn College a lot. In fact, I was a part of SkillsUSA at my CTC as both a competitor and an officer. I received a scholarship from Penn College when my team won first place in a mechatronics state competition, which is what first shined a light on the college for me.
"I want to secure a well-paying job where I would be the person to test and document electronics. The end goal is to be promoted and happily working as an Engineering Manager."
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, Bald Eagle Battalion ROTC, MS4 Cadet
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