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Justin Harmon

Senior Justin Harmon is enjoying his time at Penn State University Park, but appreciates his Penn State Beaver roots. 

“Attending Penn State Beaver made for a better experience. It gave me the opportunity to make friends before entering such a big school, which made for a much smoother transition,” Harmon said.

Harmon, a Bunton-Waller Scholarship recipient, is originally from Trenton, New Jersey. Going to Penn State was just something he knew he wanted to do, but starting at a big campus was overwhelming. 

That’s why Harmon chose to begin his Penn State education at Beaver.

He knew he’d have to transfer to University Park eventually, but coming from a high school with 200 students, he wanted to avoid culture shock.

While at Penn State Beaver, Harmon played basketball on the PSUAC championship team. He’s now the manager of the University’s Big 10 team. “I’m picking up some good tips just by being at practice,” he said. “It’s really improving my game.”

Harmon said Beaver campus prepared him well and enabled him to meet his goal of being accepted as a finance major in Penn State’s prestigious Smeal College of Business. 

“I would recommend starting off at Penn State Beaver to anyone,” Harmon said.


Originally written by Abigail Pflugh for the Penn State Beaver Nittany News magazine, Fall 2010