This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.
This week, we recognize three people and members of staff who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Mont Alto, and a student at University Park who started at Penn State Behrend.
Creative professional and educator Mary Veronica Sweeney will serve as the commencement speaker at Penn State Hazleton. Commencement is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the Dr. Thomas M. Caccese Gymnasium.
The Integrative Studies Seed Grant Program, offered through the Penn State Office for General Education, will support 71 different course development projects this summer. In response to the large volume of highly qualified proposals, the budget was generously increased by more than 50 percent by the Office of the Provost and the Office of Undergraduate Education.
Sherry Robinson, associate professor of business at Penn State Hazleton, was selected as a recipient of a 2016-17 Fulbright scholarship to Iceland and spent the fall 2016 semester at Bifrost University in Bifrost, Iceland.
It’s no secret that Penn State includes a network of campuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania, but incoming students may not be fully aware of all the financial benefits attending a campus other than University Park may afford.
Penn State Hazleton will hold an information session at 5:30 p.m. May 17 for high school students interested in taking classes at the campus and earning college credits at a reduced rate. The event will be held in 115 Evelyn Graham Academic Building and is open to students who will be high school juniors and seniors in fall 2017. Parents also are encouraged to attend.
The Lectures and Events Committee at Penn State Hazleton will host the annual Mylar Giri Lecture at 7 p.m. April 24 in Room 115 of the Evelyn Graham Academic Building, providing an opportunity for attendees to learn about HIV/AIDS and how a citizen and a scientist joined forces to work toward eliminating the disease. The event is free and open to the public.
The Penn State Coaches Caravan is returning to the roads of Pennsylvania in May with seven stops across the Commonwealth. James Franklin, the 2016 Big Ten Football Coach of the Year, Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour, and several head coaches will embark on the four-day, seven-stop tour from May 8-11. The coaches will visit Penn State Hazleton for lunch on May 9.