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Retiring professor of engineering brought strategic changes to Great Valley

After teaching 101 sections of 22 different classes, authoring 130 technical articles, and visiting 30 different countries, David Russell, professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Great Valley for almost 32 years, will retire at the end of June.
Patty McFadden and her husband

Manager of conference services at Great Valley retires after 27 years

Patty McFadden, manager of conference services at Penn State Great Valley, will retire after 27 years of service.
Part of Myers' winning data visualization

Data analytics student brings century-old data to life, wins global contest

When Heather Myers registered for a data visualization course this past spring, she anticipated learning techniques and tools to depict large amounts of data. Little did she know she would receive global recognition from Tableau, a leader in business intelligence and analytics software. Her interactive map of Pennsylvania depicting the value of farms and amounts of livestock provides users with a glimpse into agricultural life in 1850.
Linda Beavers headshot

After working with six chancellors, longtime Great Valley staff member to retire

After spending 32 years working for Penn State, Linda Beavers, administrative support coordinator for the chancellor’s office at the Great Valley campus, will retire at the end of June.
Matt Dever

Inaugural Student Pitch Day attracts diverse entrepreneurial participants

From game-based e-learning courses to handcrafted outdoor tools to portable devices protecting ATM PIN numbers, Penn State Great Valley's first-ever Student Pitch Day drew a wide variety of student entrepreneurs. Each shared their ideas with faculty and area professionals and competed for cash prizes.