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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.

‘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.
Marc Anthony Merino, Jr.

My road to commencement: Marc Anthony Merino Jr.

Marc Anthony Merino Jr. was one of more than 250 students to receive his degree at Penn State Harrisburg’s fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Dec. 17. He received a bachelor of science in criminal justice from the School of Public Affairs, with a minor in psychological science. It was a moment of triumph for Merino; it was also a moment that almost didn’t happen.
Practical Nursing Class of 2016

Hazleton celebrates 24 practical nursing graduates at Dec. 20 ceremony

Graduates of Penn State Hazleton’s Practical Nursing program marked the successful completion of the program during a ceremony Dec. 20 in the Dr. Thomas M. Caccese Gymnasium in the Physical Education Building. Twenty-four students completed the requirements to earn a certificate in practical nursing and will be eligible to test for the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurses.
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.”

Pathway to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS) pilot program

Summer program for first-year students expands

This summer, selected students at Penn State’s Altoona and York campuses will have the opportunity to get a head start on their first or second years of college by taking summer classes through the Pathway to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS) pilot program. Now in its second year, the program supports students with unmet financial need by providing a scholarship, $400 book stipend, mentoring, social activities and on-campus employment.