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Robot created by the Lansdale Catholic robotics team

Local high school robotics team visits Management of Information Systems class

A robot recently arrived at Penn State Great Valley. While it didn’t stroll in of its own accord, it made it to Great Valley in a much more impressive way: It was built by high school students on the Lansdale Catholic robotics team, the CyberCrusaders.
Dallas Krapf and Josh Gattis

Longtime donor finds value in supporting employees and area professionals

As Great Valley board member Dallas Krapf celebrates his company's 75 anniversary this year, he reflects on the importance of investing in employees. His organization, Krapf School Bus, was the presenting sponsor at this year's student scholarship fundraiser.
Donna Carotenuto and  Millie Ingersoll

Retiring Great Valley staff members to miss friendliness of campus

After over 40 combined years of work, Millie Ingersoll and Donna Carotenuto will retire from Penn State Great Valley at the end of June. Both are members of the enrollment management and student services department, and will miss the friendship and humor of their colleagues.

Nominations sought for outstanding Penn State Graduate School alumni

The Penn State Graduate School Alumni Society is accepting nominations for three recognition awards — the Early Career Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Humanitarian Award — through Sept. 30.
Photo of David Russell

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

Student brings century-old data to life

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.
RWR Insurance logo

RWR Insurance supports annual golf outing event for student scholarships

Reed, Wertz and Roadman, Inc., an independent insurance company based in Pennsylvania, recently sponsored Penn State Great Valley’s sixth annual golf outing. Held on Tuesday, May 16 at the Applecross Country Club in Downingtown, the event raised money for student scholarships.

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