Daniel Hartney '14
Tanzania. Belize. The United Arab Emirates.
These three countries on three separate continents are places where Daniel Hartney has visited or will visit in his pursuit to make a difference. Hartney '14 is a management major who hails from Scotia, New York, has traveled the globe to pursue projects helping others. He has big plans to do much more.
After high school, Hartney spent six months teaching English to children at a rural school in Tanzania in East Africa. When he came to Widener, he was selected for the Presidential Service Corps scholarship program and embraced the university’s commitment to global awareness.
Last year, Hartney participated in Widener’s Alternative Spring Break program, traveling to Belize in Central America with a group of students led by Widener University President James T. Harris. There Hartney, President James T. Harris and other Widener students helped to build classrooms and taught local students about hygiene and cleanwater. In fall 2013, Hartney will travel to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to participate in an international student leadership conference.
Hartney also is a member of the inaugural group of Oskin Leaders program sponsored by Widener’s Oskin Leadership Institute. He is working on a project to combat world hunger. “Feeding the hungry people of the world is what my work is all about.”
Hartney is developing different methods to grow nutrient-rich foods through advanced agricultural methods such as hydroponics and aquaponics. “I aim to create a business that will allow food to be grown locally, sustainably, and economically -- anywhere on the planet."
Daniel Hartney '14 with President James T. Harris and fellow students on Alternative Spring Break in Belize.