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Promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2016

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1, 2016.
Randall Ackerman accepts check from Jim Ingram.

Event highlights scholarship support and joy in giving

More than 350 scholarship students and donors, as well as faculty, staff and friends of Penn State Mont Alto, attended the 21st annual Scholarship Ceremony in the Multipurpose Activities Center on Oct. 14. Throughout the evening, donors and scholarship recipients had the opportunity to meet while also hearing about the importance of receiving scholarships and the joy of giving.
19th Annual Donor Appreciation Celebration

Donor event celebrates the generosity that makes dreams possible

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.
OTA student Haylee Dietrich with Trinity House Resident.

Occupational therapy assistant students connect with community members

During the winter months, residents at Trinity House, an apartment complex near the Mont Alto campus, appreciated the energy Penn State Mont Alto occupational therapy assistants brought twice a week.
Penn State Mont Alto forest technology students provide first aid during trauma-scenario training event.

Trauma-scenario provides hands-on training for students

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.

Giving Blood: One donation can make a difference for many

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.
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.
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.

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.”
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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."