Samantha Pankau


About Samantha

    Hometown: Algonquin, Illinois

    Communication Disorders and Psychology

    How I Ended Up At CMU:
    I came to CMU for the great Communication Disorders program. The first time I visited CMU my senior year of high school I fell in love with the great campus atmosphere.

    Favorite Professor And Why:
    Dr. Roger Vanltorn is a great professor. He gives you the guidance you need to complete an assignment but allows you to receive hands on experience.

    Favorite Thing To Do On Campus: I love to get involved with the volunteer opportunities that CMU offers. Giving back to the community has been a great experience for me.

    Scholarship Experience (how it impacted you);
    My scholarships have allowed me to continue my higher education and get involved in valuable extracurricular opportunities that I would not have been able to participate in.

    Career Ambitions: I am striving to be a Speech Language Pathologist in K-12 and potentially obtaining a doctorate, which will allow me to become a university instructor.

    Why I Believe Giving Back Is Important: Giving back to CMU is very important because it allows for the continuation of excellent education by supporting unique programs and student scholarships. ​​​​​​