Sierra Panzner Is Tampa Bound

East Islip senior Sierra Panzner is headed for sunnier skies this fall, as she begins her freshman year studying International Business at the University of Tampa.

Panzner's excellent work as a member of East Islip High School's International Business Globalization Academy led to an immediate acceptance from the university, which was her first choice.

"My senior year has really helped me in deciding my major," she explained. "As a part of the Career Academy, I have already taken courses such as Wall Street, accounting and marketing, and taking these classes introduced me to the business world."

The University of Tampa looks to be a perfect fit for Panzner's skills, with its John H. Sykes College of Business being on the Princeton Review's list of "Best 300 Business Schools" for the fifth year in a row. "I chose this school not only because of its ideal location, but because of the opportunities they give you," said Panzner. "I am looking forward to pursuing my major and having fun at the University of Tampa, and I am thankful that I am getting the chance to go to this school and study something that I love."