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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.

‘Financing College: Where’s the Money?’: The campus connection

It’s no secret that Penn State includes a network of campuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania, but incoming students may not be fully aware of all the financial benefits attending a campus other than University Park may afford.
Stephan Kessler

Penn State Mont Alto students deepen roots in community outreach and service

Penn State Mont Alto occupational therapy assistant students are not only engaging 4-year-old Kamdyn Hartung through their studies, they are also assisting with The Gala for Hope for Kamdyn’s Kure, an event to be held in his honor April 7 at the Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle.
Christopher Overdorff

Penn State Mont Alto honors students, faculty

Penn State Mont Alto honored students and faculty members achieving academic and teaching excellence during the annual Academic Awards Ceremony in the Multipurpose Activities Center on April 2.
Marissa Bubbenmoyer and Shannon Barrett '10

Marissa Bubbenmoyer and Shannon Barrett '10

HDFS student Marissa Bubenmoyer (left) and her internship supervisor, Shannon Elizabeth Barrett ’10 (right), therapeutic activities services supervisor at the South Mountain Restoration Center. Barrett is also an HDFS Penn State graduate.

Marissa Bubbenmoyer

Marissa Bubbenmoyer

Penn State Mont Alto HDFS student Marissa Bubbenmoyer prepares to meet with residents at the South Mountain Restoration Center in South Mountain, Pa., where she works as the therapeutic activities services intern.

Ryan Karroll receives Davey Tree Arbor Grant.

Forestry student receives Davey Tree Arbor Grant

Penn State Mont Alto forestry student Ryan Karroll of Smithsburg, Md., received a Davey Foundation Arbor Grant Award on Dec. 14. In 2016, the Davey Tree Expert Company awarded fifty $1,000 merit-based scholarships to the best and brightest students in the green industry across the United States.
Penn State Mont Alto Trauma Scenario

Trauma training provides hands-on know-how

Penn State Mont Alto forestry and nursing students participated in a trauma-training event on April 29, giving them hands-on experience with emergency and rescue care.
Latrese Morris Academic Festival Poster

Mont Alto Academic Festival winners announced

Chancellor Francis K. Achampong presented awards to students whose work placed highest from among 49 research-based projects during Penn State Mont Alto’s 11th annual Academic Festival on April 22. A crowd packed the General Studies Auditorium for the awards ceremony in the General Studies Auditorium. Sponsored by F&M Trust, the Academic Festival highlighted students’ best academic work for the year, including research-based projects, oral presentations, performances and informational exhibits.
Jennifer Halterman at Mont Alto's Academic Festival

Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival to showcase best student work

Penn State Mont Alto students will display and present their best academic and artistic work during the 11th annual Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival, set for noon to 3 p.m. April 22, in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC). An awards ceremony will be held in the General Studies Building auditorium at 3:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend free of charge. The event is sponsored by F&M Trust Company.