Alumni Stories

Randy Phillips

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Randy Phillips came to Manor College in 2006 via the Dual Enrollment Program Manor participates in with local school districts. This program allows high school students to receive college credits by taking courses at Manor College that also satisfy their high school graduation requirement. Randy graduated from Northeast High School with a 4.14 GPA; and, had already earned 29 college credits when he entered Manor College in 2007.

Randy decided to earn his Associates degree at Manor studying Pre-Science with the intent to continue his studies Arcadia University. “The more familiar I became with Manor College as a collegiate institution, and the financial aid package I received, I realized Manor could provide me the foundation I needed to make my dream of becoming a doctor a reality.” Randy was named valedictorian when he graduated from Manor in only one year.

After Randy graduate from Manor College, he attended Arcadia University. “I was accepted as a formidable transfer student to Arcadia University. With my already proven accomplishments at Manor it wasn’t difficult acquiring scholarships to support me with the items I needed to pursue my goals.” At Arcadia Randy continued to study Biology majoring in Molecular Biology and volunteering in a research library at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Randy graduated from Arcadia last year. He is taking off a year before attending medical school. “I have been accepted to several medical schools, including New York Medical College, Trinity University, and Ross University School of Medicine.

“Manor College changed me as a person. What Manor College did was help me recognize myself more as an individual, strengthen my ideals and solidify my life goals. There are many professors I enjoyed at Manor. But, John Stahura, my biology professor, was the most influential individual throughout my stay at Manor College. He expresses passion in his work. Mr. Stahura has a way of articulating his enthusiasm for the beauty in Biology in his lectures.”

“I think that it is imperative to continue the style of education offered at Manor College. Manor nurtures the minds of those eager to learn, without adding stress about knowing whether or not they can afford college. At Manor College students from various educational backgrounds can succeed. Regardless of a student’s strengths or weaknesses, the foundation of a basic Manor College education benefits all students.”