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.
Penn State Mont Alto recently celebrated the generosity and philanthropy of those who help make students’ dreams come true during its 19th annual Donor Appreciation Celebration on Oct. 17. The event brought scholarship recipients together with donors for an evening.
Penn State Mont Alto held its sixth annual trauma-scenario training exercise for forest technology and nursing students on May 1. During the event, students worked with multiple agencies to rescue injured individuals who were in tree harvesting accidents in the forest near the campus.
Technological advances in medicine have helped increase someone's chance of surviving cancer, recovering from a traumatic injury, or beating the odds of a disease that was once considered untreatable. But there are no advances that can substitute for the need of blood. The three major components of blood--red cells, platelets, and plasma--play a huge role in many patients' treatments and procedures. Across the nation, 5 million people in the United States receive life-saving blood transfusions on an annual basis, and only 5 percent of the eligible population donates.
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.
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.”
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.