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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.
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.
Learning Center Coordinator Tammy Spevak works with a student in the center.

Learning center provides academic support to students

The Learning Center and Student Disability Resources at Penn State Hazleton can help make a college student’s experience more straightforward and education more accessible.
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.
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.
Career Services Coordinator Kaitlyn Krasucki speaks to students in Justin Nordstrom’s First-Year Experience class.

Career services a valuable asset for Penn State Hazleton students

Students can use career counseling early in their collegiate career to pinpoint their unique attributes and consider what career paths and academic tracks would suit them best.
Rehabilitation and Human Services students work alongside Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Human Services Garrett Huck to serve lunch at the Salvation Army soup kitchen in downtown Hazleton.

RHS students volunteer at downtown soup kitchen

A warm meal on a chilly day and a friendly smile can be just what a stranger needs.

That’s what Penn State Hazleton students in the Rehabilitation and Human Services program provided to clients of the Salvation Army soup kitchen as they connected their academic studies to real-world experience and interaction.

James Modico holds some of the craft items made by Lakota Indians.

Working with Indian reservation an unforgettable experience

Nearly half of the residents live below the federal poverty line.

Unemployment hovers near 80 percent.

Life expectancy is a mere 48 years for men and 52 years for women.

The infant mortality rate is five times higher than the national average.

Elderly residents die each year from hypothermia.

Raiana Nichols and Aleksander Everett attended the Energypath 2016 conference  with Dr. Wieslaw (Wes) Grebski and are continuing their research on how to design a passive house.

A passion for passive

A summer workshop on sustainable energy has led to the development of a research project for two Penn State Hazleton students and their professor.

Research at Hazleton campus leads to summer opportunity

New friends. Stimulating experiences. Innovative research. For Robert Vitagliano, this summer includes all of the above – as part of a Penn State University undergraduate research program.

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