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Marc Hanlan

Leadership instructor sparks conversation, creativity in classroom

Leadership development instructor Marc Hanlan draws on past experiences — including flying planes upside down and designing the international space station — to encourage discussion and ignite change in his classroom. He encourages his adult students to do the same.
Erik Bullock

Great Valley Master of Finance program helps graduate land dream job

Working as a staff accountant, Erik Bullock dreamed of being an investment banker. Through Penn State Great Valley's online Master of Finance program, he improved his mathematical and analytical skills — and landed an investment banking job in Los Angeles.
Warren Oree and The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble performing on stage

'Motown Meets Jazz' set for Sept. 28 at Penn State Great Valley

Whether you’re simply familiar with classic hits or you’ve memorized the lyrics to every deep track, anyone can come out and enjoy Warren Oree and The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble’s workshop and performance Sept. 28 at Penn State Great Valley.
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.