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Letter: Behring Would Bring the Right Attitude and Approach to Borough Council

on April 04, 2019 5:00 AM

I am writing to encourage State College residents to support Dr. Deanna Behring for State College Borough Council in the upcoming  primary election on May 21.

As assistant dean for international programs in the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Behring has fostered one of the most student-oriented offices on campus. The courses offered, the study abroad experiences created, and the student scholarship funding raised in her office has made a huge difference in the lives of many students, myself included. The International Programs Office has always been among the most welcoming and inclusive environment I experience on campus; it is incredibly easy to walk in and feel at home. I trust Dr. Behring to maintain a similar attitude of transparency and friendliness should she represent the borough.

Dr. Behring is a great listener and is always willing to evaluate challenges to find solutions and offer advice. Anyone who knows Dr. Behring will attest that she values the student perspective and will represent student interests on the council. It is exciting to see someone with such a high opinion of the Penn State student body potentially representing them in an important way. I am eager to see someone with such a demonstrated collaborative approach to her work representing the State College Borough Council.

Kurtis Miller

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