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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.
Student presenting research

Inaugural Great Valley poster fair brings visibility to diverse student research

Undergraduate and graduate engineering students recently created posters, presented research, and competed for cash prizes at Penn State Great Valley’s inaugural Research and Scholarly Work Poster Fair.
Carolina Aceto

Great Valley Marines participate in Military Appreciation Day game

Before the football game on Nov. 5, Penn State Great Valley students Carolina Aceto and Tahseen Firoz walked onto the field at Beaver Stadium to be recognized for their service in the Marine Corps. Donning Military Appreciation Day T-shirts, they joined Penn State veterans from all branches of the United States military in holding a giant American flag across the end zone as the opening bars of the national anthem rang out.
Photo Bill McNabb delivering commencement speech

Penn State Great Valley graduates lauded by Vanguard CEO

Nearly 100 graduate students walked across the stage Friday evening (May 6) to collect their diplomas at Penn State Great Valley’s 26th commencement ceremony. Despite the rainy weather, a large crowd of students, faculty, staff, family, and friends gathered under a white, high-peaked tent to celebrate the graduating class’ achievements in management, engineering, and technology.
Social Justice Fair

Penn State Brandywine hosts inaugural Social Justice Fair

Penn State Brandywine’s Laboratory for Civic and Community Engagement (CIVCM) recently hosted a four-day Social Justice Fair on campus.
A student organizes stickers

Stand for State provides the tools for Penn Staters to stop violence

Stand for State, an initiative aimed at empowering Penn Staters to stand up for one another, will kick off University-wide the week of Jan. 25.
A student organizes stickers

StandMerch

Senior Taylor Sweeney, a Stand for State student ambassador, organized stickers Jan. 14 that will be shipped to campuses in preparation for the launch of Stand for State. University Park’s launch is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the HUB-Robeson Center.  

A student organizes stickers

StandMerch

Senior Taylor Sweeney, a Stand for State student ambassador, organized stickers Jan. 14 that will be shipped to campuses in preparation for the launch of Stand for State. University Park’s launch is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the HUB-Robeson Center.  

Philadelphia area campuses on heightened alert

Penn State, along with other universities that have a presence in the Philadelphia region, has learned from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that there have been vague threats on social media of violence at "a Philadelphia area University." The FBI indicated that similarly vague threats have been made on social media across the country in the last several days.

Great Valley selected to receive sustainability funding

Penn State Great Valley has been chosen as one of Penn State’s five campuses to receive funding from the Reinvention Fund, an internal grant program intended to improve and expand sustainability efforts across the institution.