Alumni Spotlight: Rebecca Marshall, class of 2015


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Rebecca Marshall captured smiling ear to ear with her diploma from Duquesne University.

Rebecca Marshall, 2015 North Penn High School graduate, just graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, completing another lap in the race towards an amazing career she is working hard for. She spent four hard-working years earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and graduated in the class of 2019. She has decided to spend the next year serving with AmeriCorps in Philly starting in August, giving back to her community and making a difference. When she was at Duquesne, she was very involved and really made it her home. She was a part of Gamma Sigma Sigma which is a national service sorority. She also dedicated her time to Best Buddies and Love Your Melon. Rebecca has an amazing passion for service, and is sure to do amazing things in the years to come, making her high school proud.

One-on-one with Rebecca

What’s your favorite part of college?

“The people. I have met so many people who have come from all over and they all have something unique to bring to the table. It’s really cool to hear everyone’s views on things and it really helps you open your eyes to new things too.”

What do you miss about North Penn?

“I was involved in almost every music program that North Penn offered and then totally stopped once I got to college. So I would say I definitely miss that part the most.”

Any advice for current high schoolers?

“Enjoy it, but better things are ahead. You never believe people when they say it but college was the best 4 years of my life. I have been able to learn so much about myself and the world. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the heck out of North Penn and some of my closest friends were made in those halls, but college has been able to shape me into a better version of me. Also, not everything is as important as you think it is right now. No one is going to remember that time you wore neon green socks with your berks because you were running late one day. Life moves forward and so will you.”