Josh Starkey '20
“I loved high school and the opportunities I was given to be involved in so many ways from sports to musical theatre, to community volunteer service. Ultimately, I chose YCP because I realized those same opportunities would be available here.
My passion is performing. Whether it be onstage in a musical, playing saxophone, running track, or doing whatever else – I relish in a good performance. I chose Mass Communications as my major as I hope to become an anchor or some other on-screen talent in the field of broadcasting. As a sophomore, I am learning every day about the world of New Media, the foundations of the industry, and even the production of video and audio. I’m also minoring in Public Relations and Musical Theatre not to just further my resume, but to further take advantage of the enriching education YCP provides. Outside of the classroom, I run track for YCP, I play in the Jazz Ensemble, and I perform in the musicals. Moreover, my work as a student caller in the Phone Center on campus making contacts for the York College Fund gives me the incredible opportunity to network and reconnect with alumni and friends of the College.
One of the most common questions alumni and current students ask me is “Why would I donate to the school when I’m already paying tuition?” My answer is simple – tuition can only do so much. YCP needs help to enhance each student’s experience. For me, donations to YCP keep the technology I work with every day up to date. Additionally, by keeping our athletic facilities, equipment, and uniforms up to date, I can continue to perform at a high level on the track and represent YCP in amazing ways. Finally, donations made to YCP help fund my scholarship, making it possible for me to continue to attend this great institution.
York has given me the opportunity to keep my wings spread wide across several diverse activities and continue to grow as a person. I’ve made lifelong connections, gained priceless knowledge, and have so much more to do. Without each YCP donor, these incredible opportunities would not be available. THANK YOU!”
You can support students like Josh by making a gift to the York College Fund. Because when Spartans support Spartans, anything is possible. Every gift, no matter the size, has a huge impact on students. The last day to make a gift for York College’s Fiscal Year is June 30, 2018.