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Heidelberg University is a community, a family, comprised of as many personalities as there are people. With our “5 Things to Know” blog, you’ll get to know some of them. You’ll learn about their Heidelberg experience and other informative, fun – even quirky – anecdotes. Together, they tell the Heidelberg story.
5 Things: Alyssa Pecharka
Mar 5, 2020
With golf in mind and the search for a great business school, Heidelberg came into play for Alyssa Pecharka. Although golf didn’t work out, she soon realized the opportunities the world has to offer her. As a junior accounting major, Alyssa found a home here at Heidelberg, where she continues to step out of her comfort zone, an aspect of life that she believes to be very important.
Dr. Salil Khetani is originally from Mumbai, India. He worked in sales and marketing for about seven years and got his MBA while working in the industry as well. He then moved to Salt Lake City and studied for his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. As the assistant professor of Marketing at Heidelberg, he has come a long way from home.
Heidelberg was one of 40 jobs for which Dr. Pam Faber applied. Growing up in the country, she was always around nature and found that she preferred to spend her time outside, which is where her interest in biology first started. With six degrees under her belt, Dr. Faber teaches anatomy and physiology courses as well as two different labs. But, she is known for much more than her teaching.
Heidelberg always had Taylor Valentine’s interest. Her club volleyball team was located in Tiffin and she even played for ‘Berg head volleyball coach Jason Miller as her club coach for two years. “I had gotten used to his coaching style and liked the success of his program at Heidelberg,” she says. On top of already knowing her future college coach, she knew she wanted a school that was close to home. Taylor loved the feel of the campus but what really sealed the deal was the opportunity to earn an MBA tuition free through the PlusOne Advantage® program. At Heidelberg, Taylor has enjoyed her time on the volleyball team for all four year
As a member of Heidelberg’s men’s lacrosse team, Marcus Marasigan arrived at Heidelberg when the sport was in just its second season. He originally enrolled at another college to play the sport, but changes in the program left him looking for a new home. When Heidelberg was able to match the financial aid, he was sold. Here, he has been able to expand his horizons beyond the classroom, pick up a couple of new hobbies and continue to tackle opportunities presented to him.