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Elyse Kauffman '03/MBA '08

Joy Ahead
"York College offered me more opportunities than I could have ever imagined. Through three diverse internship opportunities I was able to utilize the skills and build relationships within my community before I had even graduated."

Current City: York, PA

YCP Degree: BA in Public Relations; Master of Business Administration

Spartan Snapshots

  • Married her college sweetheart, Justin ‘03, and has two daughters, Charlotte Jane (7) and Vanessa Claire (4)
  • Endowed the Justin and Elyse Kauffman Scholarship Fund in 2011, which supports students studying abroad or engineering majors
  • Served as a professional fundraiser for 10 years, supporting families and their children, in her own community.  
  • Serves as a member of the York College Women’s Auxiliary dedicated to encouraging current students.  
  • Board member for the District Executive Committee of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Eastern PA District.  
  • Owns Joy Ahead, a photography studio specializing in family, maternity, infant, and senior sessions.

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