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Penn State Commencement, Agricultural Sciences, Dec. 2016

Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers

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.
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Office for General Education announces Integrative Studies Seed Grant awards

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, spent the fall 2016 semester at Bifrost University in Iceland as a Fulbright recipient. Here she stands in front of the Gullfoss waterfall in the Golden Circle cluster.

Hazleton professor completes Fulbright in Iceland

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.
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‘Financing College: Where’s the Money?’: The campus connection

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 Alpha Sigma Lambda 2017 inductees

Penn State Hazleton Alpha Sigma Lambda 2017 inductees

Participating in the induction ceremony of Penn State Hazleton's chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda were, front row, from left, students Raiana Nichols, Erin Sweetra, Shelby Jolliff and David Quinn. Back row, from left, Chancellor Gary Lawler, students Richard Facyson, Albert Kauker, Nathan Johnson and Alexander Carpenter; Lorie Kramer, program coordinator and instructor in rehabilitation and human services; and Director of Academic Affairs Elizabeth Wright.

Campus research fair winners announced

Penn State Hazleton announced the winners of its 2017 Undergraduate Research Fair. Students created projects in the arts and humanities (including behavioral sciences, business studies and economics) and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines under the guidance of faculty members at Penn State Hazleton.
Administrators gather to sign articulation agreement

Penn State and Northampton Community College sign articulation agreement

Administrators from Penn State and Northampton Community College (NCC) signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of NCC students into 11 baccalaureate degree programs at 14 Penn State campuses at an event on Jan. 18 at the Lehigh Valley campus.
Administrators exchange gifts during articulation agreement

Articulation Agreement with NCC gift exchange

From left to right: Tina Q. Richardson, chancellor at Penn State Lehigh Valley; Madlyn L. Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor at Penn State; Mark H. Erickson, president of Northampton Community College; and Gary M. Lawler, chancellor at Penn State Hazleton, exchanged gifts of campus-branded baseball caps and mugs to celebrate the articulation agreement at an event on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Lehigh Valley campus.

Administrators gather to sign articulation agreement

Articulation Agreement with NCC

Madlyn L. Hanes, vice president for Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor at Penn State (second from left); Tina Q. Richardson, chancellor at Penn State Lehigh Valley (far left); Gary M. Lawler, chancellor at Penn State Hazleton (far right); and Mark H. Erickson, president of Northampton Community College (second from right), signed an articulation agreement while chief academic officers and other administrators looked on at an event held Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Lehigh Valley campus.

Hazleton One Community Center Director of Education Andrea Kolb

Grant enables College of Education to help English learners in Hazleton

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition awarded Penn State a five-year, $2.1 million grant that is intended, among other things, to foster ambitious science and language teaching practices in Hazleton elementary classrooms that contribute to English learners’ academic success.

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