Assistant Professor of Engineering Joseph Ranalli is leading the engineering program at Penn State Hazleton.

Engineering the future

Penn State Hazleton is the only campus to offer a degree in engineering with an alternative energy and power generation track. With the retirement of Associate Professor of Engineering Wieslaw “Wes” Grebski, Assistant Professor of Engineering Joseph Ranalli is now leading the program.
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Developing relationships with other students is an important part of the STARS experience.

Starting as STARS

The Student Academic Retention and Success program (STARS) provides several benefits to students to increase the likelihood they will graduate on time, potentially saving thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.
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Veronica DiBlasi reads to a child in the Northeast Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program.

Not so far apart

They’re all students, but some are just learning how to read while others are learning advanced lessons about finance, engineering and psychology. But together, they learned valuable lessons about helping others and working collaboratively.
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Kathy DeLeo, business consultant with the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University, presents a seminar at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce.

Business plans

A seminar series that Penn State Hazleton helped bring to the area addressed numerous topics important for those starting or expanding a business.
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As part of their class work, students in RHS 401 used a robot that functioned much like a mobile Skype.

Connecting through technology

Classes between the Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre campuses took on a new element at the end of the fall semester thanks to robotic technology. As part of their class work, RHS 401 students used a robot that functioned much like a mobile Skype.
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Latest News

Designer purse bingo to be held Sunday

Penn State Hazleton’s THON organization is hosting a designer purse bingo on Sunday, Oct. 22. Doors open at noon and games will start at 1 p.m. in the Dr. Thomas M. Caccese Gymnasium.

Penn State Hazleton holding community event Saturday

Penn State Hazleton will host Community Day, an opportunity for the Greater Hazleton community to visit the campus, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. All events are free and open to the public.
Lauren Nietz, seated left, is overseeing “Operation Duffle Bag” at Penn State Hazleton.

Penn State Hazleton student organizes ‘bag drive’ for foster children

Lauren Nietz is asking her fellow students along with faculty and staff to participate in “Operation Duffle Bag” by donating new or gently used duffle bags, backpacks, drawstring bags or suitcases. She will take all bags collected to Hazleton-based Brandon’s Forever Home, which will distribute them to children in the foster care system.
The group celebrates the rededication of the Kostos Building.

Penn State Hazleton celebrates Kostos renovation

Penn State Hazleton rededicated its largest classroom building on Oct. 4, holding a ribbon cutting to celebrate the $15.5 million renovation project. University President Eric Barron and other officials joined Penn State Hazleton Chancellor Gary Lawler to rededicate the Kostos Building, originally constructed in 1970.
Marko with jazz musicians

Alumni to offer 'A Night of Penn State Jazz' Oct. 26 in Wilkes-Barre

Penn State alumni representing four northeast regional campuses — Hazleton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre and Worthington Scranton — will be offering “A Night of Penn State Jazz” on Oct. 26 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. The concert, featuring Penn State’s Centre Dimensions jazz ensemble, will begin at 7:30 p.m.