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Forestry Student and Instructor Measure Tree

Forestry program fosters students’ passions for the environment and outdoors

While many students choose the Penn State Mont Alto Forest Technology Program because they have an interest in ecology, forests, and wildlife, others discover their passions as they learn more about their career choices.

Founded as one of the nation’s first forestry academies to train men for service in the state forests, the Mont Alto Campus has a rich tradition of conservation and environmental awareness.

THON Dancer Keighley Taylor holds THON benefits recipient Austin Lightner

For the Kids

Penn State Mont Alto came in fourth in raising funds among Commonwealth campuses for THON 2018.

“I am extremely nervous and excited all at once. I have been counting down the days,” said Penn State Mont Alto THON member Keighley Taylor, prior to the February event.

Dayne Connor works with IST faculty to develop two different capstone projects

Aerospace job awaits IST student upon graduation

Dayne Conner will be graduating from Penn State Mont Alto with not only a diploma in hand, but also a job waiting for him.

Conner, an information sciences and technology major, received several job offers when he went to a Penn State IT careers expo held twice yearly. He plans to work for Textron, an aerospace and defense contractor.

Devin Goodhart opens doors with Business Program

Business Programs open doors to big world opportunities

For some alumni, the Penn State Mont Alto Business Programs have opened doors to the globe’s largest companies, including Deutsche Bank, but they studied in a setting where faculty members knew every student’s name.

"I know every one of them. It's one of my favorite parts of the job," said Michael Labalokie, program coordinator for the associate business program.

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 on campus!  Remaining true to its roots, the Mont Alto campus brings students, faculty, staff, and alumni together to plant trees and work in the Arboretum.

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.