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Penn State Mont Alto Graduate Moves Tassle

Commencement message to graduates: ‘We are one team'

On May 6, Penn State Mont Alto recognized 107 graduating students, conferring 53 bachelor’s degrees and 54 associate degrees. Timothy G. Henry, president and chief executive officer of Franklin Financial Services Corporation and F&M Trust, gave the commencement address in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC).
Mont Alto Penn Stater Recipients

End-of-year luncheon recognizes faculty and staff

Chancellor Francis K. Achampong thanked and recognized Penn State Mont Alto faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication on May 5 during the annual End-of-Year Luncheon and Awards Ceremony in the Multipurpose Activities Center.
Brett Reichard

Forestry alum plants tree in grandfather’s memory

On May 4, Forestry Instructors Craig Houghton and Beth Brantley took time from grading papers during finals week to assist former forestry student, Brett Reichard ’16, to plant a tree in the memory of his grandfather, Gerald W. Reichard, who passed away in October 2016.
Jeremy Newman describes exhibit

Academic Festival showcases outstanding student work

Nearly 100 Penn State Mont Alto students presented and displayed their best academic and artistic work during the Twelfth Annual Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival on April 21, 2017. Following the festival, winners were announced and recognized during an awards ceremony.
Penn State Mont Alto Student Chorale

Spring choral performances at Penn State Mont Alto

The public is invited to join the Penn State Mont Alto Student Chorale in two exciting upcoming choral performances under the direction of Music Instructor Fred Davison.
docunight graphic for Docunight: Iran via Documentaries

Subject of May 3 Docunight screening is the ‘greatest party on earth’

In 1971, the Shah of Iran celebrated 2,500 years of the Persian monarchy by throwing an extravagant party that would mark the break between the Shah and the people of Iran he reigned over. The documentary “Decadence and Downfall – The Shah of Iran’s Ultimate Party” will be shown as part of the “Docunight: Iran via Documentaries” series at 7 p.m. on May 3.
Penn State Commencement, Agricultural Sciences, Dec. 2016

Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers

This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.
We Are!

Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters

This week, we recognize three people and members of staff who go above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. We're sending a "We Are!" to Penn Staters with Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Mont Alto, and a student at University Park who started at Penn State Behrend.
Wenhong Luo, an assistant curator at the Yunnan Nationalities Museum in China and visiting scholar in American Studies at Penn State Harrisburg, examines artwork.

Ancient art of Chinese quilts

Wenhong Luo, an assistant curator at the Yunnan Nationalities Museum in China and visiting scholar in American Studies at Penn State Harrisburg, will present a lecture on Chinese quilts, entitled “NÜ GONG as a Cultural Practice in Chinese History,” at the Penn State Mont Alto Library. The lecture will begin at 11:00 a.m. It is free of charge and open to the public.
Penn State Mont Alto Theatre Students Perform Puppet Shows

Theater students to perform puppet shows

On April 21, Penn State Mont Alto theater students will perform four puppet shows beginning at noon at the Waynesboro Daycare Center in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. About 60 children, ages 4 and 5, will attend the performance. All of the shows have educational themes, including sportsmanship, recycling, healthy eating and exercise, and sharing and working together.