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Meet Alex McCanna

Broadcast Reporting, Public Relations & Advertising
May 2017
Greensburg, Pa.
High School
Hempfield Area High School

"I’ve noticed myself becoming more outgoing and open to trying new things."

Alex McCanna


Why did you choose Point Park?

I chose Point Park for its great communication department. The staff is really great at providing students with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed in their career paths. The urban campus also attracted me to the school. It's awesome to have the city as your campus!

How does Pittsburgh differ from other cities you have visited?

Pittsburgh is so unique compared to other cities I have visited. It is easy to navigate and so convenient to travel from place to place. The size and close proximity to everything makes it a great place to both live and learn.

What is your favorite thing to do in Pittsburgh?

I would have to say going to Pirates games is one of my favorite things to do in Pittsburgh. I also really enjoy spending time at Point State Park. It's a great place to relax and spend a summer day.

How does living at Point Park differ from your home?

Living in a city has definitely been the biggest difference from my hometown. There's always something to do and there are always people around.

What changes have you noticed in yourself since moving to Pittsburgh?

I've noticed myself becoming more outgoing and open to trying new things. I am always up for exploring and finding new fun things to do. I also have become more independent and like the freedom that has come along with it.

Describe your experience living in Pittsburgh in one word.


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Text by Jakob Como, junior, multimedia major
Photos by Victoria A. Mikula, sophomore, photojournalism major

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