SU Senior takes the stage as the Tin Man in “The Wiz”


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Every student hopes to make an impact on others when attending a college. Some students achieve these goals through clubs, activities or working on campus. But for senior Phillip Young, it is his ear-to-ear grin, witty humor and dedication that leave a lasting impression on all he meets. 

Young, a senior communications/ journalism student at Shippensburg University, is dedicated to his work in each organization he is a part of. He recently performed in “The Wiz,” an urban musical adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz.” 

“This show was important because it was one of the first cultural musicals done on campus,” Young said. 

Young’s friend Elizabeth McCurdy said “Phillip is a great guy that knows how to make a crowd laugh.” 

She also mentioned that “he did a great job portraying the Tin Man. His costume and personality had fit the part perfectly.” 

McCurdy described Young as being a comical, friendly and outgoing individual who can easily make friends with anyone who crosses his path.

Young is also prominent in the students admissions group, as he holds an executive board position. He also dedicates a lot of his time as a member of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), Harmonic Voice of Truth Gospel Choir and a staff writer for The Slate.

Victoria Williams, treasurer of Shippensburg’s PRSSA chapter, said Young is a very dedicated PRSSA member, and a wonderful student who is very dependable and willing to give a helping hand. 

Young said he has mixed emotions about graduating in the Fall of 2018. Although he has no plans set plans for after graduation, he hopes to find himself in the entertainment industry. 


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