This year’s commencement ceremony comes at a very special time, as the college is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Each graduate has traveled a unique path to success, and included in that is Raechel Mykytiuk, who will receive an Associate in Science in Business Administration.
Each year, the college recognizes a student for service and leadership to the college and/or community and academic achievement. Nominations for the Outstanding Student Award come from faculty and staff, and this year one nomination stood out: Raechel Mykytiuk.
A West Chester resident, Mykytiuk has maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA while working two part-time jobs. She will step into a full-time sales role with Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford once her winemaking training is complete.
This year, Mykytiuk won a scholarship to attend the Phi Theta Kappa honor society International Scholar Laureate Program Business and Entrepreneurship Delegation in Australia in late May/early June. She also co-created and launched “Barrage Battle,” a fantasy-themed board game now available on Amazon.
On campus, Mykytiuk is:
- president of the college’s student-run Business Society
- public relations officer for the Student Government Association
- vice president of scholarship for the College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter
- a peer mentor and orientation leader
In the community, she has served as a volunteer with
- Philadelphia Veterans Comfort House
- West Chester Food Cupboard
- Toys for Tots
- Project Linus
- Philadelphia Community Corps
“I really love how volunteering not only does good for those in need, but also brings the people who get involved together,” Mykytiuk said. “Both are important to build strong, active, and healthy communities.”