Class of 2020: Danielle Hanson


Danielle Hanson fell in love with philosophy while taking her first philosophy class at NCC.  “Learning to question, analyze, and think logically has really improved my life,” she says, “I hope to share that with other students. Being president of the NCC Philosophy Café allowed her to do just this. 

Additional leadership experience came through her roles as president of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, treasurer of the Zeta Kappa Psi, and as a THRIVE ambassador, and a member of the Climate Action Network and National Society for Leadership and Success.  She is one of only fifty applicants nationwide to be named a Coca-Cola Silver Scholar.  She accomplished all this, while overcoming an anxiety disorder. 

NCC has been beneficial to Hanson in various ways.  “Working in the Student Life and Leadership Office taught me to be responsible and to be an effective leader, as well as gave me support and advice when needed.  Seriously, I cannot praise this office enough!” 

“I’ve had some incredible professors,” she says.  “who have guided and supported me; their support changed my life.  I am so grateful for the faculty and staff who supported me and forced me out of my comfort zone. NCC helped me grow as a leader, a student and as a person.” 

resident of Nazareth, Hanson plans to continue her education at Moravian College and to eventually become a philosophy professor.