Ms. Kellie Vanek
Academic Department: Marketing
Graduation Year: 2013
Pittsburgh Native, Kellie Vanek, originally attended SFU to play for the Women's Soccer Team, but found herself involved in a variety of other organizations throughout her four years at SFU. While pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing Kellie was involved with the Student Activities Organization sitting on the board as the Vice President of Promotion, was able to successfully plan a Homecoming weekend for over 900 attendees, was a member and spokesperson for SIFE (Students In Free Enterprises), a Penn State Marketing Association AMA Regional Conference Champion, a Deans List Student, an Ambassador for the Admissions Department, and a work study employee for the Athletic Department. Kellie is currently working for Bayer Material Science completing a 1 year rotational program throughout Product Management, Industrial Marketing, Commercial Operations, Sales, and Product Application Development. Bayer Material Science is a Bayer MaterialScience is a leading producer of polymers and high-tech plastics, including polyurethanes, polycarbonates, coatings, adhesives, specialties.
Saint Francis University was one of the best choices I could have made for myself. The 600-acre campus was full of wonderful experiences & challenges that helped me become who I am today. The professors are what made my personal experience so great. Between the engaging topics and enthusiasm put into their lectures, the one-on-one time they were willing to spend, and the willingness and devotion to their students. It became clear to me that they were truly passionate about what they do and in helping students achieve their goals and succeed in the future.
Saint Francis University allowed me to expand my knowledge, grow as a person, and build great connections outside of the classroom. The experiences at SFU have helped me develop both personally and professionally, which allowed me to obtain a great career with Bayer Material Science after graduation.