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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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 semester–“One Community: Oral Histories of Immigrants in Hazleton, Pennsylvania” and “Our Town: Oral Histories from Hazleton, Pennsylvania.”
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.