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Penn State Mont Alto Announces Fall Admission Events

Students and their families interested in attending Penn State Mont Alto are invited to the following fall admission events on the Mont Alto campus. Registration for these Admission Office events is available online at or call 717-749-6130.
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Mont Alto opens academic year with Founders Convocation

Academic regalia, welcome speeches, recommendations and encouraging words opened Penn State Mont Alto’s 2015-2016 academic year during the annual Founders Convocation ceremony in the Multipurpose Activities Center on Aug. 22.
Jon Vroman at Penn State Mont Alto

Speaker's Message: Lead a Fearless Frontrow Life

Award-winning motivational speaker Jon Vroman returned to the Penn State Mont Alto campus on Aug. 22 to kick off New Student Welcome activities. Speaking to a crowd of about 500 in the Multipurpose Activities Center, he encouraged students to "live college life in the front row," asking them to step away from their comfort zones and push themselves to pursue what they believe to be important and meaningful in their lives.
PSMA student in class.

Penn State Mont Alto Offers HPA Degree

Beginning with the fall 2015 semester, Penn State Mont Alto will offer a bachelor of science degree in health policy and administration (HPA) in collaboration with Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs. The program will prepare students for mid-management and policy positions or graduate study in the health care field.
"Ghosting's" Director of Photography and Producer/Director Kevin Boon.

Penn State Mont Alto Film Project to Screen at HHFF

The Mont Alto Film Project announced that the project’s second feature, the supernatural thriller “Ghosting,” has been selected to screen at the inaugural Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival (HHFF), which runs Sept. 11-15 at the Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. "Ghosting" screens with a block of three short films at 5 p.m. Sept. 12. "Ghosting" is one of only six juried feature films chosen for the festival. Tickets to the event are available on the festival website (
Danielle Grant, Morgan Goodhart, and Lara Vera

Budding engineers design boards to engage residents at senior living facility

Freshman engineering student Lara Vera and her teammates Danielle Grant, and Morgan Goodhart developed and presented a prototype of their Bingo board to Ruby Hassey, a 103-year-old resident of a senior living facility near the Penn State Mont Alto campus on Friday, November 21.
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Penn State Mont Alto Film Project draws from campus talent for 'Ghosting'

English professor Kevin Boon is nurturing locally grown cinema through his Penn State Mont Alto Film Project. His latest film is a horror movie titled "Ghosting."

Penn State Mont Alto to offer American Mathematics Competitions

On Feb. 25, Penn State Mont Alto will offer the American Mathematics Competition on campus. The Mont Alto campus is the only public site for the AMC in the area and one of only five in Pennsylvania, including Penn State New Kensington. The AMC is a national mathematics contest aimed at talented secondary students with the goal of “strengthening the mathematical capabilities of our nation’s youth.”
Students hanging from a large tree

Mont Alto forestry students conquer 135-foot yellow poplar in 'Big Tree Climb'

On Dec. 5, Penn State Mont Alto forestry students climbed a 135-foot yellow poplar on the Penn State Mont Alto campus in a 20-year annual exercise of forest technology instructor Craig Houghton’s arboriculture class.
Chancellor Francis Achampong hands the WCHS project policies and procedures book to WCHS President Greg Duffey.

Nursing and IST students improve health care services

Penn State Mont Alto nursing and information sciences and technology students collaborated on a capstone project to help improve the quality of services at Waynesboro Community and Human Services.