Spring commencement

Penn State Hazleton conferred degrees to 66 graduates during its 51st annual commencement ceremony on May 8, the first celebration held in-person in more than a year.

Chancellor Gary M. Lawler commended graduates for their resiliency in earning their degrees while navigating the challenges of another academic year affected by COVID-19.


Ken Dudeck has helped make U.S. military ships and aircraft nearly invisible to enemy radar — but he’s been highly visible to his students

Ken Dudeck has worked on several top-secret Navy projects which helped make torpedoes quiet and U.S. military ships and aircraft nearly invisible to enemy radar — protecting the lives of American pilots and sailors in harm’s way. But Dudeck always knew he wanted to teach.

It’s the “best program out there,” students and graduates say of physical therapy assistant program

Penn State Hazleton's physical therapy assistant program has flourished for more than 30 years, with graduates and current students applauding its reputation, curriculum and accreditation.

Passing on a passion for nature

Megan Schall has been fond of nature and the environment ever since she was a kid. Now, as an assistant professor of biology, she is passing her passion on to new generations of young people.

Inspired and energized

After a sabbatical at a German university and research center, an associate professor of engineering at Penn State Hazleton came back impressed by Germany’s leadership in renewable energy and committed to doing everything he can to help renewable energy play a bigger role in meeting U.S. energy needs.

How does solar energy affect the electrical grid?

Just as throwing a stone into a lake creates a ripple effect, creating a solar energy system can have a significant impact on energy supply and prices in big multi-state regions, according to a Penn State Hazleton faculty member whose research focuses on renewable energy.
Through her research studies, Mesude Bayrakci-Boz has examined how solar energy production could affect electricity supply in a region consisting of Pennsylvania and 12 other states.