Student spotlight: Samantha Stambaugh


Samantha Stambaugh, a senior at SU, has made many accomplishments in her four-year career here at the university. Stambaugh is a 22-year-old communication and journalism student with an emphasis in electronic media.

Stambaugh was a business major when she first came to Shippensburg. She immediately switched to communication and journalism, a decision she says was the best she had ever made.

She has a passion for photography and journalism and wants to pursue a career in the field when she graduates. She hopes to be a photojournalist for a non-profit organization or work for a magazine company.

Stambaugh makes it a priority to be active on campus. Not only is she the president of the homecoming committee, but also she is a member of SUTV and works at the event and information services desk at the CUB. She stresses the importance of getting active on campus.

“You meet so many new people and learn so much that you can’t by just sitting in your dorm room and going to class,” she said.

Her road to success has not always been so easy. Stambaugh was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in her senior year of high school and firmly believes in finding the cure. She even interns for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

“I would love to see this potentially debilitating disease gone for good,” she said.

Whenever she is having a rough day or her MS is acting up, there is one quote she always keeps in the back of mind. “But it is the nature of stars to cross, and never was Shakespeare more wrong than when he has Cassius note, ‘the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves,’” from the bestselling novel “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green.

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