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Northeastern Pennsylvania Penn State alumni societies, chapters honor veterans

The 2018 Penn State Day at Knoebels Amusement Park featured the Nittany Lion, fun and a generous community spirit. This year the day took on a giving component, as participants were encouraged to help the northeastern Pennsylvania Penn State alumni societies and chapters honor the region’s veterans.
NEPA VA Donation 2018

NEPA VA Donation 2018

The Penn State Hazleton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton alumni societies, along with the Greater Binghamton, Greater Hazleton, Greater Scranton, Greater Susquehanna Valley, and Schuylkill alumni chapters, collected gift cards, blankets and clothing items to assist veterans in need at the Wilkes-Barre VA.

Nine smiling people standing with large check.

Wells Fargo supports Hazleton LaunchBox with donation

Wells Fargo recently presented a check for $112,500 to the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress in support of the Penn State Hazleton LaunchBox.
Nine smiling people standing with large check.

Hazleton LaunchBox check presentation from Wells Fargo

Participating in a check presentation from Wells Fargo to the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress in support of the Hazleton LaunchBox were, from left, Joseph Clifford, Penn State Hazleton advisory board and downtown alliance board member; Mike Kashnicki, Wells Fargo senior business relationship manager; Jocelyn Sterenchock, CAN BE coordinator of entrepreneurial services; Mike Pany, Wells Fargo community relations senior consultant; Joseph Boretski, Wells Fargo senior vice president and business banking manager of Northeast PA and the Lehigh Valley; Krista Schneider, Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress executive director; Dr. Gary Lawler, chancellor, Penn State Hazleton; Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat; and Chris Pavlick, representing state Rep. Tarah Toohil.

Zugang (Leo) Liu, associate professor of business, will coordinate the program in project and supply chain management at Penn State Hazleton.

Penn State Hazleton to offer new four-year degree

Penn State Hazleton will offer a bachelor of science degree in project and supply chain management beginning in fall 2018, Chancellor Gary Lawler announced. The degree will be offered as part of a consortium with the Schuylkill, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre campuses. The first students will be accepted into the program for a fall 2018 start, and a full complement of upper-level classes will be offered beginning in fall 2019.
Bilge Civi next to poster

Articulation agreements -Bilge Civi at New Kensington

Penn State New Kensington student Bilge Civi presented her research in biobehavioral health at the campus' Undergraduate Research and Creative Exposition on April 10. Civi, who came from Turkey to learn English in the United States at a community college, had planned to stay in the country for only six months. Instead, is pursuing her bachelor's degree at Penn State and hopes to become a university professor someday.

Marcella Moore with clipboard

Articulation agreements - Marcella Moore at New Kensington

New Kensington student Marcella Moore explains a survey collection process to her classmate at UPMC St. Margaret’s New Kensington Family Health Center. The project was part of her BBH 411 class in the spring 2018 semester.

Cassandra Kelly in class

Articulation agreements - Cassandra Kelly at Hazleton

Cassandra Kelly began her academic career Luzerne County Community College before transferring to Penn State Hazleton. The path allowed Kelly to work and save money. The Penn State engineering major plans to stay in the Wilkes-Barre area and hopes to work in an alternative energy area such as wind turbines.

Marcella Moore and Bilge Civi look at survey

Articulation agreements - Marcella Moore and Bilge Civi at New Kensington

Biobehavioral health students Marcella Moore, left, and Bilge Civi prepare a survey as part of their biobehavioral course work to be delivered to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margarets' New Kensington Family Health Center. Moore and Civi arrived at New Kensington by way of articulation agreements that allowed them to transfer associate degree credits from their respective community colleges and apply them towards a four-year bachelor's degree program at a Penn State Commonwealth Campus.

Moore and Civi reviewing survey

Starting at community college, finishing at Penn State

For community college students interested in earning a four-year bachelor's degree from Penn State, articulation agreements between a number of Pennsylvania community colleges and the University's Commonwealth Campuses provide access to Penn State degrees.