Casey Pennell
Class of 2018
Art and design major, Business Scholars Program
Retired track and field athlete, former member of art club, former member of student athletic advisory board

"I definitely have changed during my time at Hanover. Somebody told me a long time ago that people will say, oh, college is the best four years of your life, but that I needed to keep in mind that college is going to be my highest highs and my absolute lowest lows, and that I needed to make sure that I focus more on the highs…and, keeping that in mind has helped me survive college because he was absolutely correct. I’ve had some of the best days of my life here, but also a few of the worst. The people I’ve kept in my life and the friends that I’ve had have provided those highest highs and picked me up from those lows. That conversation helped me shape myself through these four years, otherwise I would have lost motivation during my lows. I have definitely met people and had experiences I’ll never forget, both positive and negative, and that’s what college is for."

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