All posts in: "BEST Stories"

  1. BEST Stories – Glenne Martinez

    To know Glenne Martinez is to understand why this young woman thinks sleep is overrated. In the three years she’s been attending college, she’s worked…

  2. BEST Stories – Katelyn Marinelli

    Katelyn Marinelli likes to say she was in “the muddy middle” of college applicants. She wasn’t at the top of her class, which would’ve opened…

  3. BEST Stories – Victoria Bauder

    Like many college freshmen, Victoria Bauder was second-thinking her major. For one thing, her fellow music majors came to Kutztown University way ahead of her…

  4. BEST Stories – Kayla Toncik

    Kayla Toncik had the world by its tail. She breezed through high school and easily earned an associate’s degree in business administration from Northampton Area…

  5. BEST Stories – Kirsten Gehm

    Kirsten Gehm knew from a young age that she wanted to be a teacher. But the self-proclaimed spitfire didn’t know what type of teacher until…

  6. BEST Stories – Albie Moran

    Albie Moran might never have known about BEST if not for his persistent mother. “When I was a senior in high school, my mother made…

  7. BEST Stories – Jonathan Nivar

    When Jonathan Nivar was 6 years old, he watched his father get stabbed to death. Now 24, Jonathan is on his way to becoming a counselor…

  8. BEST Stories – Corissa Farley

    It was second-semester freshman year, and Corissa Farley was ruing the day she registered for a public speaking course. She got jitters just thinking about…

  9. BEST Stories – Samanta Diaz

    If not for the 11:00 p.m.—and 6:00 a.m., and oh yeah, Christmas Day—telephone conversations with her BEST mentor, Samanta Diaz might not have survived college.…