Anterior Cruciate Ligaments
By Alexis Jenkins
Alexis Jenkins definitely is very active from the start. Sports have always been her passion; growing up, you could always catch her outside at the softball field playing with her high school, tournament team, or family. This all was until she had an almost career-ending injury occur not just once but twice. Luckily, she could continue to play two years of college softball, but she always wondered why tearing your ACL, also known as your Anterior Cruciate Ligament, was such a big deal. Now years later, she is a Senior here at Millersville studying Sports Journalism. After graduation, she plans to work her way into the ESPN world to eventually become an ESPN Broadcast Journalist.
Designing a Dementia Prevention Program for Young Adults
By lydia ricks
Lydia is a Senior Psychology major at Millersville University, with plans to attend Millersville for her Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Lydia decided to complete her undergraduate thesis for the Honors College on Dementia Prevention in Young Adults. Lydia first became interested in dementia when working at her local retirement home as an activity assistant. There, she found her interest in working with older adults, and she is on track to becoming a Geriatric Counselor. Since Lydia will be graduating a year early and the COVID pandemic added other barriers, she was unable to conduct the workshop that she proposes. Instead, she decided to start the conversation of prevention methods for young adults in developing dementia. Lydia has been the recipient of the Honors College Scholarship and the Paul & Caroline Beideman Honors College Fellowship Endowment. Thanks to her tremendously considerate and supportive academic/ thesis advisor, Dr. Elizabeth Thyrum, Lydia is looking forward to graduating and being one step closer to achieving her goals.