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2017 Penn State Mont Alto Holiday Greeting

Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays from Penn State Mont Alto!

An OTA student works with a child

Fieldwork helps OTA students put coursework into practice

Penn State Mont Alto Occupational Therapy Assistant Program marks its 25th anniversary

An estimated 600 graduates of Penn State Mont Alto's Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program are working in the field, but many of them got their first real-world experiences while in school.

Nursing students participate in a birthing simulation with Lucina

Penn State Mont Alto Nursing Program is Top-Notch

Over the last two decades, Penn State Mont Alto has graduated more than 1,000 high-quality nurses who are working and teaching in all aspects of healthcare. Many remain in our region, working in acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities including Chambersburg and Waynesboro Hospitals and other local and regional facilities such as Carlisle and Hanover Hospitals, Hershey Medical, Johns Hopkins, Meritus Healthcare, Menno Haven, Quincy Village, and south Mountain Restoration Center.

Arbor Day Student in Tree with Saw

Every Day is Arbor Day at Penn State Mont Alto

While National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, members of the Penn State Mont Alto community consider every day to be Arbor Day and hosts events throughout the year to celebrate and care for the Penn State Mont Alto Arboretum.

Remaining true to its roots, the Mont Alto campus brings students, faculty, staff, and alumni together to plant trees and work in the Arboretum. The first event for the 2017-2018 school year will be held Nov. 11.

Nittany Lion celebrates Penn State Day

Fall Open House is just around the corner.

We're opening our house to you! High school seniors and their families are invited to visit Penn State Mont Alto to learn about becoming part of the We in WE ARE.

This year's Fall Open House will start on campus at 9:00 a.m. on October 14.  Plan to join us for this free event - you're going to love it here!

Students "shop" for donated business attire at Career Closet

Annual Career Closet Matches Students to Business Attire

Penn State Mont Alto has now successfully provided two annual Career Closet events.  During Career Closet days, students have the opportunity to stop by Wiestling Student Center to choose the perfect business attire for interviews and internships.

The idea to have a Career Closet started with a phone call to Patty Gochenauer, Penn State Mont Alto career counselor.

Lion Shrine with CVWC logo

Cumberland Valley Women's Conference

Penn State Mont Alto has supported the Cumberland Valley Women’s Conference (CVWC) since 1994 and hosted it on campus every third year.

The 23rd Annual Cumberland Valley Women’s Conference in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Penn State Mont Alto, “Living Life to Its Fullest,” will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The keynote speaker will be Corrinne Caldwell, a former Chief Executive Officer of Penn State Mont Alto.

The 2017 Jump Start Team leaps into the 2017-2018 school year

Succeed at Penn State Mont Alto in the Jump Start Program

Some first-year students are getting a helping hand with Penn State Mont Alto’s Jump Start Program ― a program designed to retain new students with the help of peer mentors and the assistance of college-level work preparation, involvement in campus activities, and connection to faculty, staff, and other students.

Jump Start is designed to equip first-year students with the skills necessary to achieve college success.

Penn State Mont Alto OTA Students help with Kamdyn's Cure Gala

Penn State Mont Alto students deepen roots in community outreach and service

After his first birthday, now 4-year-old Kamdyn Hartung was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy ― a disease that affects strength via limited connections of motor nerve cells in the spinal cord.

2014 Penn State Mont Alto cross-cut sawyers and their team

Penn State Mont Alto hosts 16th annual Mid-Atlantic Woodsmen’s Meet

On April 8, the best collegiate lumberjacks and lumberjills in the region converged 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 held on July 30. The event was open to the public and free of charge; spectators were encouraged to bring lawn chairs.