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Assistant Professor of Biology Carl Frankel is retiring after 44 years at Penn State Hazleton. He served as the speaker for the Class of 2018's commencement.

After 44, no more

Imagine Penn State Hazleton when the Kostos building was new, Graham and Butler didn’t exist, and construction on the gym was just about to start. That’s what the campus was like when Assistant Professor of Biology Carl Frankel arrived in 1974. And now, after Frankel’s 44 years at the campus, he has said his goodbyes as he moves on to retirement.
Micro Mitts, on display at the International Housewares Trade Show in Chicago, was developed by Michael Paranich Jr., David Acker and Ramkumar “Ram” Jayaveerapandian, who met at Penn State Hazleton.

Hot idea

A new product will be hitting store shelves soon thanks to an idea developed by three students who met at Penn State Hazleton. Micro Mitts is a silicone attachment to prevent burns when removing a hot dish from the microwave.
Siblings Camille, Stephen, Meghann and Michael Principe are all students at Penn State Hazleton.

Four siblings, one campus

“Principe” is a familiar last name to many faculty members and those involved with athletics on campus. That’s because four members of the Principe family – Michael, Stephen, Meghann and Camille – are all students at Penn State Hazleton this semester.
Assistant Professor of Engineering Joseph Ranalli is leading the engineering program at Penn State Hazleton.

Engineering the future

Penn State Hazleton is the only campus to offer a degree in engineering with an alternative energy and power generation track. With the retirement of Associate Professor of Engineering Wieslaw “Wes” Grebski, Assistant Professor of Engineering Joseph Ranalli is now leading the program.
Developing relationships with other students is an important part of the STARS experience.

Starting as STARS

The Student Academic Retention and Success program (STARS) provides several benefits to students to increase the likelihood they will graduate on time, potentially saving thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.
Veronica DiBlasi reads to a child in the Northeast Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program.

Not so far apart

They’re all students, but some are just learning how to read while others are learning advanced lessons about finance, engineering and psychology. But together, they learned valuable lessons about helping others and working collaboratively.
Learning Center Coordinator Tammy Spevak works with a student in the center.

Learning center provides academic support to students

The Learning Center and Student Disability Resources at Penn State Hazleton can help make a college student’s experience more straightforward and education more accessible.
Kathy DeLeo, business consultant with the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University, presents a seminar at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce.

Business plans

A seminar series that Penn State Hazleton helped bring to the area addressed numerous topics important for those starting or expanding a business.
As part of their class work, students in RHS 401 used a robot that functioned much like a mobile Skype.

Connecting through technology

Classes between the Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre campuses took on a new element at the end of the fall semester thanks to robotic technology. As part of their class work, RHS 401 students used a robot that functioned much like a mobile Skype.
Career Services Coordinator Kaitlyn Krasucki speaks to students in Justin Nordstrom’s First-Year Experience class.

Career services a valuable asset for Penn State Hazleton students

Students can use career counseling early in their collegiate career to pinpoint their unique attributes and consider what career paths and academic tracks would suit them best.

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