Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257


Undergraduate: 4,901
Graduate: 767
Total Headcount: 5,668


Dr. Charles Patterson

Interim President
Dr. Charles Patterson

Suphawat Nambuppha ’20 earns Fulbright assistantship

Suphawat Nambuppha ’20 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) through the Fulbright US Student Program for Germany during the 2021-2022 academic year. The ETA places Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to assist local English teachers and serve as cultural ambassadors for the U.S.

Nambuppha, who studied aboard in Germany while at Ship, is excited to return to the country and put his German language skills to work.

“When I left Germany the first time, I had established a special connection with the country and the people I met there. I knew that during the course of my life I would return to Germany, but I was not sure how and when. This Fulbright Grant was my ticket back, and being awarded this amazing opportunity was a dream come true,” he explained.​


 Points of Pride

One of only five in Pennsylvania, Ship's Peace Corps Prep Program prepares students for international development careers and Peace Corps service. .

The School of Engineering offers computer science and computer, software, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering. Students work in state-of-the-art lab facilities, working as engineers from the very beginning. ​

Located on campus, GBLUES is the only public laboratory elementary school in the state. Here students get hands-on experience in the classroom as they prepare to become future educators.  

The Fashion Archives and Museum is home to a 15,000-item collection that is open to the public and provides unique hands-on learning opportunities for students.   

Real stock trading room with Bloomberg Terminal. Students manage $250,000 in funds that build a base for scholarships for business students. ​

 Notable Alumni

​Dean Koontz '67 - World-wide, best-selling author​

Cindy Adams Dunn '80 - Dunn was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to be the sixth secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Dunn was confirmed as secretary in 2015.​

Michele Buck '82 - Buck is the first female CEO in The Hershey Company’s 124-year history, and one of only 32 women CEOs running Fortune 500 companies.​​

Besty Hamm '01-05M - Hamm helped take Duck Donuts from a beachside donut shop to a the fastest growing donut shop in the country with 215 locations in 24 states.​

General Tommy Franks '85M - Four-star General and assigned as Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command. Franks led American and Coalition troops in two strategically unprecedented campaigns in two years – Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq. ​

 University Rankings

Best College List - Regional University North
Best College List - Regional University North

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