The Wildcat Spotlight
Dean was featured in the first-ever Wildcat Spotlight video series. Check out his story and learn what he loves most about the student-athlete experience.
Student-athlete Dean Fulton is no stranger to hard work. In the classroom and on the trails, he's committed to giving his all. Meet our very own trailblazer. Learn what fuels his passion for perfection. And see why he finds it so easy to call Penn College home.
My team at Penn College is one of my favorite teams I've run for. I had a great team in high school, but coming into college as a freshman, not knowing many people, I think cross country really presented me with the opportunity to meet people. I knew that coming into it, but I was still nervous. Once I got to meet most of the teammates and especially the coach, I really found a second home here. I think that's why I was actually able to really push myself to my fullest within running and outside of running.
We live in a very beautiful area of the state. We're in a small city, but we're surrounded by mountains on each side. So typically I'll go down to Pine Creek, hang out towards Lock Haven, do some hikes, and go fishing. We have a lot of great hiking trails, so I highly encourage anybody who's into hiking and outdoor activities to come to this school. The opportunities are endless with the hikes and the views. There are some great areas around here. Other than that, I enjoy just hanging out with friends, going to the movies and things like that.
Penn College has definitely provided me with the confidence to go into the workforce. I feel confident meeting one-on-one with my professors so I've been able to attain a lot of knowledge outside the classroom as well. I received a lot of mentoring outside the classroom and inside. I think the small class sizes have really helped me focus and dial in. I can see myself working in some sort of marketing job after college. And I have my professors to thank and my coach and everybody who's been a mentor and helped get me where I need to go.
"I love my team and my coach. Plus, Penn College is just such a great school with small class sizes. It really fit who I was and how I learn. It's kind of the same with the team. We have a great team size. Our coach doesn't pick favorites, but he will gladly meet with you individually and as a team. So I think there's a huge takeaway in that. I'm thankful to represent such a great school."
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