After graduating from York Suburban High School, Ian Kruper '17 went to the University of Rochester in NY. A decorated swimmer in high school, he joined the University’s swim team and had a record-breaking season in the 100 fly.
Instead of returning to the University for his sophomore year, Ian spent some time working and then attended the Pennsylvania Gunsmith School in Pittsburgh from 2011-2012. He also completed some courses at HACC.
In 2013, Ian came to YCP to study Computer Engineering. Although initially concerned that he wouldn’t have what it took to succeed academically, Ian quickly ascended to the top of his class where he currently sits with a 3.74 GPA. He also thrived in his co-ops, something he considers to be his greatest accomplishment while at the College.
Asked about some of his keys to academic success, Ian said he believes that it's important for engineering students to spend time gaining professional social skills and developing their technical abilities.
Outside of his academic endeavors, Ian has found success as a YCP athlete. In the 2016-2017 school year, he competed on the YCP swim team for the first time and finished at the top of the board in numerous events.
Reflecting on his time at YCP, Ian said one of his favorite parts of the College was the small class size because “It allows for both excellent learning and the ability for the professor to be personally invested in each student.”
written by Jennifer Hindley ’17 and Jamie May ’17