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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 at downtown soup kitchen

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.

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.

Veterans hold flag

Seventeen Penn State campuses named 2017 Military Friendly Schools

Sixteen Penn State campuses, plus Penn State World Campus, have been named 2017 “Military Friendly Schools” by ratings organization Victory Media.
James Modico with crafts

James Modico with crafts

James Modico holds crafts made by Lakota Indians on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

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.

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

Lakota crafts

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

Events planned to raise awareness of disabilities at Penn State Hazleton

Penn State Hazleton is hosting a series of events for DisABILITY Awareness Week, Oct. 17-21, overseen by the rehabilitation and human services faculty at the campus.
Professor Steven Accardi holding the two books his class published in the spring

Professor creates blog for immigrant voices

This semester, an oral history project at Penn State Hazleton has taken local immigrants’ stories to a website through Sites at Penn State in an attempt to educate and bridge divides within the community.
Professor Steven Accardi holding the two books his class published in the spring

Hazleton Oral History project

Professor Steven Accardi holding the two books his class published in the spring semester–“One Community: Oral Histories of Immigrants in Hazleton, Pennsylvania” and “Our Town: Oral Histories from Hazleton, Pennsylvania.”

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