• Shay Henes ’24

Shay Henes


Political Science with minors in Psychology and Legal Studies


Bonner Service Leader, Melrose Fellow, President of Phi Alpha Psi, and Honors Research in the Politics Department

What do you love most about Ursinus?

The people! Both Ursinus students and faculty are so kind and I’m so lucky to get to live at a place that attracts those kind of people!

What opportunities have you had to explore and grow your passions at Ursinus?

I’ve had the opportunity with Bonner Service leaders to grow via community service. The program has connected me to service both within Collegeville and the larger Philadelphian area. I’ve been able to connect with wonderful people who do incredible work all over the area.

When did you first discover Ursinus was the right fit for you?

I realized Ursinus was the right fit for me after I left campus from a prospective student event. During the event, I immediately felt welcomed and like people were excited to have me there.

What has been your favorite experience at Ursinus so far?

Homecoming! Everything from seeing alumni to watching the game is so much fun every year. There’s always something fun to do that weekend on campus!

Advice for incoming students:

High school goes by fast, but college goes by even faster. Make sure to make the most of it!