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Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2018

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.
Michael Doncheski, Robert Fignar, Francis Achampong

First Community Bank of Mercersburg creates scholarship

Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer and President Robert "Bob" J. Fignar, Penn State class of 1985, The First Community Bank of Mercersburg has established a new scholarship for Penn State Mont Alto students with financial need. Through the Open Doors Scholarship Program, First Community Bank’s gift of $30,000 will earn a 2:1 match, creating a $90,000 scholarship endowment to support Mont Alto students.
Mont Alto 2018 Graduates

Secretary of education to graduates: 'Do what you love'

Penn State Mont Alto honored 129 graduating students May 5 during its spring 2018 commencement ceremony. Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera gave the commencement address urging graduates to do what they love.
Mont Alto 2018 Penn Stater Awardees

Penn State Mont Alto end-of-year luncheon

Chancellor Francis K. Achampong thanked and recognized Penn State Mont Alto faculty and staff for their hard work and dedication on May 4 during the annual End-of-Year Luncheon and Awards Ceremony in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC).
Emily Lautenbach

Students engage in real-world scenario for deeper learning

During the 2018 spring term, Penn State Mont Alto students majoring in information science and technology (IST) and health policy and administration (HPA) collaborated to develop user-friendly systems for health care organizations. Through a joint project, they not only deepened their knowledge in their respective fields but also learned how to communicate their ideas more effectively, to think creatively, and to work collaboratively.
Lion with Commencement cap

Secretary of education to address Mont Alto graduates

On May 5, Penn State Mont Alto will honor 129 graduating students and confer 131 degrees ­— 78 bachelor’s degrees and 53 associate degrees. Two students will receive two degrees. Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera will give the Commencement address. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC).
Penn State Mont Alto Choral

Fourth Annual Choral Festival at Penn State Mont Alto

The Penn State Mont Alto Chorale will host its Fourth Annual Choral Festival on May 5 in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC) during a grand evening of musical performances with five other local schools and about 160 student voices. The festival is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. General Admission tickets will be $5 per person at the door.
Derrick Wenrick and Brady Williams

2018 Academic Festival showcases outstanding work

More than 100 Penn State Mont Alto students presented and displayed their best academic and artistic work during the Thirteenth Annual Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival on April 20, 2018. Following the festival, winners were announced and recognized during an awards ceremony in the General Studies Building Auditorium
J. Frederick Davison

Spring concert features music from the stage and screen

The Penn State Mont Alto Chorale will perform "Music from the Stage and Screen" during its spring concert beginning at 7 p.m. April 29 in the General Studies Auditorium under the direction of music instructor J. Frederick Davison. It is open to the public and free of charge.
Woodsmen Team Gift

Mont Alto alumna donates gift to Woodsmen Team

Forestry students and Woodsmen Team members are surprised by a gift from world-renowned international lumberjill Martha King '11, a Mont Alto Woodsmen Team alumna.