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CYBERSECURITY WARRIOR Tyler Haynes ’21 (Randallstown, MD) works hard training for the Army. At the same time, he is advancing his education through the Cybersecurity Management program at York College. Like many 18-year-olds, Haynes was unsure of what path to follow after graduating high school, but he did know he liked working with computers. When his best friend joined the military to become an intel analyst, it made sense for him to join as well, especially after both of his parents had been involved in the Army. Because he joined as an information technology specialist, Haynes went through basic training and Army school, but despite being combat ready, he says, “I’m a signal soldier. I focus on communications.” After a year in the Army, Haynes realized he had higher aspirations for himself, so he transferred from active duty to the Army Reserves and enrolled at the College. Being in the Army did not prepare him for the many aspects of living on his own, but

over time and with the help of friends, he has begun to feel comfortable and at home here in York. Looking ahead to his junior year, Haynes will be back at the College in the fall, but will most likely be preparing for a 6-to-12-month deployment overseas in the spring. He’s not looking forward to the time off from school, but he has been training for this deployment, so he feels ready. Haynes is happy with his untraditional path, saying, “I guess I wanted to just see where life took me.”  — C.L.

ENGAGED COMMUNITY SERVICE Nursing major Ileen Yeng ’21 (York, PA) has consistently loved helping others in her community, but she always felt that something was lacking from traditional activism. “It felt impersonal,” she says. That all changed for her after she joined the Eisenhart Scholars program. The program “focuses on community service and engagement, but I think it is different from what most people think of as community service,” says Yeng. “We actively go out and talk

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RAPHAEL XAVIER

September 26, 2019 7:30 p.m. Waldner Performing Arts Center An alumnus of Rennie Harris Puremovement, Xavier draws inspiration from multiple art forms and expands dancer and audience expectations. 

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The program “focuses on community service and engagement, but I think it is different from what most people think of as community service. We actively go out and talk to the people we want to help to understand the issue better.” — ILEEN YENG ’21

to the people we want to help to understand the issue better.” During her time with the Eisenhart Scholars, Yeng was most proud of a program called Generations of Hope. For 12 weeks in the summer of 2018, she worked with seven York Opportunity Scholars to develop a mentoring program for York City’s youth that was piloted in the fall of 2018 at McKinley Elementary School, thanks to funding from the Women’s Giving Circle. Fortunately, the program will continue as the grant has been renewed. “Our goal is to expose the youth to opportunities and expand their knowledge outside of school.”  —J.S.

THE GLOBAL AFRICAN DIASPORA

October 21, 2019 7:00 p.m. Weinstock Lecture Hall A lecture by Dr. Sheila S. Walker, 2019-20 Woodrow Wilson/Council of Independent Colleges Visiting Fellow. ► YCP.EDU/CULTURAL-SERIES

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York College Magazine | 2019 Volume 2  

York College Magazine | 2019 Volume 2