On April 8, the best collegiate lumberjacks and lumberjills in the region will converge on Penn State Mont Alto to compete in the 16th annual Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet and the Stihl Timbersports Collegiate Series Mid-Atlantic Qualifier ― a preliminary event to the U.S. Collegiate Championships on July 30. The event is open to the public and free of charge; spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Penn State Mont Alto’s Marissa Bubbenmoyer brings activities and smiles to long-term care patients.
She enjoys helping older adults and singing. At Penn State Mont Alto she is doing both through the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program and as a member of the Penn State Mont Alto Student Chorale.
Local high school students have benefitted for years from taking Early to College classes at Penn State Mont Alto.
However, physical distance has prevented some students in neighboring school districts from enjoying the same education opportunities. In response to a need expressed by four south central Pennsylvania school district administrators, Penn State Mont Alto is now taking its unrivaled academic excellence off-campus and directly to the student.
Penn State Mont Alto Lion Ambassadors have a yearly opportunity to participate in community-service at the Ronald McDonald House in Hershey.
After donating cleaning supplies, the group cleans the children’s playroom and eating areas. The students also make cupcakes, cookies, and other baked items for the families in residence. Of course, the Nittany Lion helps with baking tips and greeting incoming guests.
Annually, Penn State Mont Alto students display and present their best academic and artistic work during the April Academic Festival in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC). An awards ceremony is held in the General Studies Building auditorium afterwards. The public is always invited to attend free of charge.
Penn State Mont Alto placed fourth in the top 10 Gold Military Friendly Schools in the category of “public schools with less than 10,000 students” in 2016. Designated by Victory Media, the award places Penn State Mont Alto in the “best of the best” category from among 1,200 post-secondary schools that were designated as Military Friendly in November. Only 541 of those schools have been recognized for excellence in different categories.