Scholar Eileen Fresta Presents Senior Thesis on Historic Cumberland Cemetery

On Wednesday, April 17th, senior and Schreyer Honors Scholar, Eileen Fresta, held a gripping seminar on her thesis, titled “Charting the Health History of Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, through a Study of the Cumberland Cemetery Interment Records.”

The event was a huge success, and our Tomezko Lounge was overflowing with everyone from Brandywine students and professors to members of the Middletown Township committee.

Eileen conducting her presentation for Middletown Township

Through the course of her research, Fresta conducted a ground-penetrating radar study of the Pratt’s Burial Ground in Cumberland and highlighted the ways by which the cemetery has always stood as an iconic landmark in Delaware County’s vibrant history.

Eileen with her findings from her ground-penetrating radar study

In all of her four years at Penn State Brandywine, Fresta has accomplished a tremendous amount; so, to¬† read more about Fresta’s contributions to the campus and the local community, check out this article.

Congratulations, Eileen!

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