Lorelee is the Executive Director of the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center and the Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education. Lorelee and her amazing teams in the career center and continuing education are committed to providing an inclusive student experience that provides access to learners at all different stages of career readiness and workforce development. Prior to coming to Ship, Lorelee worked for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education Office of the Chancellor for 23 years. She has a well-rounded understanding of and appreciation for regional public institutions. Lorelee holds a Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership from Shippensburg University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Messiah University. She and her husband have five children – two are currently attending West Chester University and one is attending Indiana University of PA.
Victoria is the Director of the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center at Shippensburg University. Since Starting at Shippensburg University in 2013, Victoria loves developing new and innovative programs designed to assist students in reaching their academic and career goals. She is passionate about connecting students to their purpose and developing those interests, skills, and abilities into a successful career path. Previous to Shippensburg University, she served as the Director of the Career Development Center/Undeclared Students at Shepherd University and held roles within Human Resources for over 8 years at the American Bar Association, American Woodmark, and ATPCO. Victoria holds a Master of Arts in College Student Development from Shepherd University and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from American University.
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Director of Internships and Experiential Learning
Alix is the Director of Internships for Shippensburg University. Upon receiving her Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, she held multiple positions in the private sector before joining Shippensburg University in 2016. After spending three years in the John L. Grove College of Business, Alix joined the CMPD team in June 2019 to assist all Ship students with their internship-related questions and needs, from resume reviews, internship search, interview preparation, to internship registration. Alix also oversees the Raider Ready Professional Clothes Closet which provides interview outfits to all Ship students at no cost. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Science in Counseling, College Student Personnel, and is looking forward to officially becoming a Raider when she completes the program.
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Hayley Anderson is a graduate student at Shippensburg University pursuing her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Anthropology from the same institution and an Associate of Applied Science in Music Business from Harrisburg Area Community College. In addition to pursuing an education in counseling, she is enrolled in the Blue Lotus School of Mindfulness Seminary program to further her knowledge of coaching and counseling methods that revolve around mindfulness skills and practices. On top of her educational endeavors, Hayley serves as a graduate assistant in the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center at Shippensburg University. Hayley has always had a passion for helping others and has found that she wanted to dedicate her life to this passion. When Hayley is not studying, in class, working, or at a concert, she can be found spending time with her family, friends, and her Goldendoodle named Oliver.
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Isaac Covert is a graduate student at Shippensburg University working toward his Master of Science in College Counseling and Student Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Science with a minor in Pre-Counseling and Therapy from Messiah University. On top of his educational pursuits, Isaac works as a graduate assistant in the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center at Shippensburg University. Isaac desires to one day serve and walk alongside young people dealing with mental, emotional, and relational issues as a counselor in a university setting. Isaac looks forward to these next three years of growth, learning, and developing the skills and knowledge to become a counselor. In his free time, Isaac enjoys spending time with his family and close friends, running with his friends, watching movies, and traveling to new places.
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Graduate Housing Intern
Essence Henderson is a graduate student at Shippensburg University pursuing her Masters of Science in Clinical, Mental Health Counseling. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Business from the same institution. On top of her educational endeavors, Essence serves as a Graduate Housing Intern in the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center at Shippensburg University. Essence has always felt strongly about helping others because she believes that everyone deserves someone in their corner. When Essence is not in class, at work, or trying to find new places to try food, she is spending time with friends/family, catching up on Marvel, and taking care of her cat Ava.
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Jesie Henry is a graduate student at Shippensburg University pursing her Master of Social Work. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the same institution in which she graduated in May of 2020. Jesie will be interning at Frederick County Public Schools as a school social worker in the Fall and Spring semesters of the 2022-2023 academic year. On top of her educational endeavors, Jesie serves as a graduate assistant in the Office of Human Resources at Shippensburg University, working alongside a great team of people. Jesie has always had a “spread kindness” and without hesitation to help others mindset, which is what lead her to social work. When Jesie has time outside of class and work, she can be found wedding planning for her September 2022 wedding, gardening, landscaping, or spending time with her friends and family.
Yoshie Hirano is from Japan and an international graduate student at Shippensburg University. She has ten years of experience teaching physical and health education in multiple international schools. She has a bachelor’s degree in German Literature, and a master’s degree, majoring in Education from Nihon University. Upon graduation, she worked for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which was established as an Incorporated Administrative Agency as a physical education teacher in Bhutan, serving as a representative of Japan in a foreign country. She started teaching physical and health education to elementary students including deaf students. After going back to Japan, she worked at an International School, which is an International Baccalaureate school, as a physical and health education teacher. She taught Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). After five years of teaching experience there, She got opportunities to work in an immersion school in California, and a Japanese school in New Jersey. These experiences took her to the next career in China. She worked in an international school as physical education and homeroom teacher there. Her ten years of teaching experience brought her another opportunity to pursue counseling at Shippensburg University. At Shippensburg University, she is pursuing her Master’s degree in K-12 Counseling and working as a graduate assistant at the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center.
When Yoshie not working or studying, you can find her traveling the world, running on trails, and relaxing on a beach.
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Allison Rippeon is a graduate assistant in the Office of Human Resources at Shippensburg University. She is currently working on her Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership. Allison completed her BSBA with an Accounting major and History minor at Ship in December 2021. In her free time, Allison likes to watch The Office and spend time with her family and friends.