SUMMERDALE, PA (02/22/2012)(readMedia)-- Joy Graves was selected as Central Penn College's Player of the Week on February 5. Graves is one of the captains for the Lady Knights basketball team and close to earning her bachelor's degree in communications.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa., Graves says she has learned the true meaning of hard work. Her dad chose to guide her in the right direction with his words of wisdom.
"My father taught me that in order to be a great athlete, I have to be an outstanding student," says Graves.
When she has graduated from college and pursuing her chosen career, Graves wants to be remembered in the most positive light. She hopes that people will remember her as a person who had great energy, despite any obstacles in her life.
Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, offering bachelor's and associate degrees in the fields of accounting, business administration, criminal justice, information technology, communications, healthcare, homeland security and legal studies. The college, currently serving students at its Harrisburg, Lancaster and Lehigh Valley locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Approximately 83.7 percent of Central Penn graduates are working or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. www.centralpenn.edu
By LaTanya S. Gilbert, Student Reporter