Transformation Through Education

By opening the doors of Penn to remarkable students, the University helps them achieve their full potential as individuals, and also create an academic community that expands and deepens the perspectives of all who are part of it.

Born in Southern Sudan, Dau Jok, C’14, was 11 years old when his family immigrated to the United States. His drive to succeed served him well both athletically and academically. In 2010, Jok entered Penn as a freshman in the Class of 2014 and a guard on Penn’s basketball team. His story weaves its way through the Palestra, Kelly Writers House, and the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.