Engineering student Zachary Johnson thinks WPU is alive with opportunity. “At Penn, you have many opportunities to be involved in clubs and activities. Take a chance on anything that interests you. Penn fosters advancement. I have grown in many aspects since my first year and that is exactly what Penn allows you to do. This institute has given me the ability to make a statement as a William Penn Statesman, and you can, too,” Zachary Johnson says to his fellow Penn students. He understands the importance of getting involved as he is the captain of the Cross Country and Track teams, a member of the Computer Club, and was a part of the Student Government Association his sophomore year.
Being a part of these organizations has given him the opportunity to do a variety of things, including participating in the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) event in Seattle, WA. Zachary and other Computer Club members attended the event to network with professionals and learn more about what technology has to offer. “Due to the support of our professors and the diligence of our students, we can engage in trips like SIGCSE,” he says.
Hailing from Decatur, IL, Zachary is a Mechanical Engineering student at WPU, minoring in Industrial Technology and Physics. He has been praised by professors, such as Jim Hoeksema, who enjoys Zach’s excellent skill set and great attitude. “He’s a rock star in our program,” says Jim. For his hard work at William Penn, Zach received the President’s Participation Award for involvement in school and his interaction with other students and professors.