Penn State Hazleton

Powering through a challenge

When the power goes out, for most of us it’s an inconvenience of losing something we take for granted – the ability to turn on a light, make a pot of coffee or watch TV. But for people with disabilities, power outages can be much more serious, threatening their sole means of connection and information from the outside world or hindering their ability to breathe.
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'A life-changing experience'

Nine Penn State Hazleton students traveled to Montreal during this year’s spring break to serve others facing hunger and food insecurity.
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From Penn State Hazleton to Survivor

From the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania to the islands of Fiji in the South Pacific, Julia Carter’s life experience includes stints in both – as a student at Penn State Hazleton and, most recently, a competitor on the CBS hit series Survivor.
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Full circle with Four Diamonds

Charlie Karchner has attended THON for 16 years, and has even been on the floor of the 46-hour dance marathon. But this year will bring a whole new THON experience for him as he takes on the role of dancer. Karchner is a survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and he and his family were supported by THON while he underwent treatment.
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Paws to listen

Sally and Mattie aren’t who you’d typically find on a college campus, but they’re welcome visitors – and good listeners – at Penn State Hazleton. The Labrador retrievers come to the campus every few weeks with their handlers, retired biology professor Dave Orbin and his wife, Kathy. The Orbins raise puppies to be guide dogs for the blind through The Seeing Eye.
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Latest News

Penn State Hazleton offering summer camps

Penn State Hazleton has announced its summer camps for students entering grades one through 12 in fall 2019. The camps are overseen by the Continuing Education Office at Penn State Hazleton.

Penn State Hazleton announces spring students of the month

Penn State Hazleton has announced its students of the month for the spring semester of the 2018-19 academic year.

Former Nittany Lion Blair Thomas to speak at Hazleton Chapter alumni dinner

The public is invited to attend the annual business meeting and dinner of the Hazleton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, featuring Blair Thomas, class of 1989, former Penn State Nittany Lions running back. The event will be held June 5 at Sand Springs Country Club.
We Are!

Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters

As part of our regular "We Are!" feature, we recognize six Penn Staters who have gone above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. Thank you Kristin, Janet, Doug, Meghan, Mackenzie and Kim — and to everyone who helps make Penn State such an incredible community. We Are!
A male professor in a black academic robe carries a mace and leads two rows of graduates in dark blue caps and gowns to the graduation ceremony.

Hazleton holds spring 2019 commencement ceremony May 3

Penn State Hazleton's commencement ceremony was held Friday, May 3, in the Dr. Thomas M. Caccese Gymnasium in the Physical Education Building.