“The professors talk to you like a colleague rather than as a student. You can always find someone who fits what you want to do and really connect with them.”
— Angel Linnan
Angel Linnan knows that it is never too early to take lessons learned in the classroom and apply them to the “real world.” A Psychology and Spanish double major and Bonner Scholar, Angel has had the opportunity to work and intern at various non-profit organizations, such as the Meadville Area Free Clinic and the Autism Outreach Center. At Meadville High School, she helps to coordinate an after-school juvenile probation program alongside a professional probation officer. All of these experiences have helped Angel work toward her future goals of earning a graduate degree in psychology and a career with either the government or probation services.
“Being part of the Bonner Scholar program has had a huge impact on me,” explains Angel. “It has allowed me to make connections with various professionals, greatly enhance my communication skills, and make a difference. Being a Bonner has really helped me to decide what I want to do in life.”
Recently, Angel has been conducting an independent study on the effects of subtitles on bilingual college students, incorporating both of her majors. In addition to academics and the Bonner Scholar program, Angel is also a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, the Psi Chi psychology honor society, and the Phi Sigma Iota foreign language honor society.
When Angel first visited Allegheny, she was given a tour of the psychology building by a professor and was immediately struck by the emphasis the college placed on the department, the quality of equipment, and the friendliness of the staff. This first impression has lasted throughout her years at Allegheny. “The professors talk to you like a colleague rather than as a student,” Angel says. “You can always find someone who fits what you want to do and really connect with them.”