Andria Board ’19

  • Human Resource Management Major

    Andria Board '19“My hometown is Philadelphia, Pa. I chose IUP as the college in which to pursue my education because of a full tuition scholarship under the Board of Governors Promising Scholars Program. Eberly College of Business has become my haven of knowledge, support, and dedication. Its AACSB accreditation and committed faculty and staff enabled me to flourish in character and academia.

    “As a student, I had a well-rounded curriculum that was applied in my endeavors to be a human resource professional in the real world. At the drop of a hat, professors and faculty helped me maneuver through my course load, choose a specific field of interest in business, provided professional references, opened doors to many internships and opportunities, and aided my growth as a student. Without such support, I would have been lost. After every semester, I became more appreciative of the Eberly College of Business. My journey in Eberly is reflected in my high grades and service as a statistics tutor.

    “Since January 2017, I have been a dedicated Quantitative Business Statistics tutor helping scholars like myself grasp material they struggled with in class. I had students come to me with failing test grades and, with my assistance, finished the semester with A and B averages in their QBUS 215 course. It has been a rewarding experience for me and the students I’ve succeeded in helping. Tutoring taught me and students that with focus, studying, and patience, any subject can be mastered and conquered.

    “During my time at IUP, I have been very involved with campus life. I was a mentor and group leader for Creating Higher Standards, I am the program chair for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the vice president for the National Pan-Hellenic Council, former vice president of POIZ Modeling Group, a member of the Frederick Douglass Institute of Intercultural Research, a Ronald E. McNair Scholar for Post Baccalaureate Success, a Promising Scholar, and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary Honor Society.

    “After I graduate, I would love to talk with incoming prospective freshman students looking to enroll into ECOBIT as an example of how the college can foster personal and academic success. I am especially interested in helping Eberly recruit more students of color, showing that race, demographic, or circumstances will not inhibit anyone from achieving their goals and pursuing their dreams. Through education and support, Eberly provided enriching and fulfilling experiences that I will cherish as I grow as a human resource professional. The pursuit and love of education is what differentiates ECOBIT from other programs. As a young black business student, I am proud to have flourished, thrived, and prospered right here in the depths of Eberly.”