"My goal is to be a community leader one day. I pictured myself coming to York College and being involved in the community during my time there,” said Zachary Snier ’19 about his motivation to attend YCP. Snier was also impressed by the College’s affordability, especially for a private institution.
Snier noted that his favorite part of YCP is, without a doubt, the people. Although he drives 35 minutes every morning from his home in New Park, PA, Snier explained that, “Every day while I’m making that commute, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and participating in clubs with some of my favorite people. I love knowing that I’m coming here to friends.”
Participation in campus clubs and organizations is a key part of the York College experience for Snier. As a Biology major on the Pre-Med track, Snier is a member of both the Biology Club and the Pre-Med and Allied Health Society. He has also taken several leadership roles, as he is the Vice President of the Commuter Club and a sophomore chair member on the Student Senate. Snier’s passion for helping others has also led him to become a calculus tutor in the Center for Teaching and Learning and a peer advisor to students who are undeclared.
Snier’s dedication to his academic endeavors, to his fellow YCP students, and to the York community led him to receive the prestigious Freshman of the Year Award for Academic Excellence and Service last spring.
As for his future, Snier is looking forward to becoming a doctor and serving the people of York. He would like to eventually open a private practice in his hometown of New Park, PA, and possibly even become a military physician to broaden his medical knowledge and skill sets.
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Written by Jennifer Hindley '17