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Penn State Harrisburg students making an impact

Penn State Harrisburg students have a passion for giving back to the community. While organizations and clubs are required to complete at least a couple of community service projects a semester, students go above and beyond that requirement, giving their time to senior citizens, elementary and secondary school students, children suffering from cancer, shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals and much more.
students creating care packages

Penn State Harrisburg students making an impact

Early in the fall 2017 semester, Harrisburg Benefiting THON joined with the Office of Student Engagement to create Little Lion Care Packages for pediatric hospital patients. The entire college community joined in, creating and filling bags with coloring books, crayons, and other fun activity items, along with messages of support and encouragement for the children.

Student Building House

Penn State Harrisburg students making an impact

Clinton Asalu, who traveled to Atlanta to help build homes with Habitat for Humanity, said that community service experiences have a dual benefit of helping those in need and enhancing career goals.

Nittany Watson Challenge

Nittany AI Challenge offers $100,000 in funding

Penn State students, faculty and staff are invited to compete for $100,000 in funding during the Nittany AI Challenge. The challenge, sponsored by the Penn State EdTech Network, will give participating teams the opportunity to explore artificial intelligence in higher education to improve the student experience at Penn State, solve real-world problems at the University, and generate startup ideas. The deadline for idea submissions is Jan. 29.
Mae Jemison

Penn State Harrisburg to welcome speaker Dr. Mae Jemison Jan. 25

Penn State Harrisburg will welcome astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator Dr. Mae Jemison at 6 p.m. on Jan. 25 in the Student Enrichment Center Theatre on campus.
Stand for State All That We Are

Penn State community event invites participants to explore 'All That WE ARE'

Stand for State will host an event, “All That WE ARE,” at Penn State campuses between Jan. 15 and 30. Students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.
Jeannine Peterson

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates fall 2017 graduates

Jeannine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center located in Harrisburg, delivers the keynote address at the fall 2017 commencement ceremony. 

Jeannine Peterson

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates fall 2017 graduates

Jeannine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, delivers the keynote address at the fall 2017 commencement ceremony. 

Amber Sessoms and Nittany Lion

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates fall 2017 graduates

Amber Sessoms, who received her doctor of education degree, with a major in adult education, poses with the Nittany Lion at Penn State Harrisburg's fall 2017 commencement ceremony. 

Jeannine Peterson

Jeannine D. Peterson to deliver fall 2017 commencement address

Jeannine D. Peterson, chief executive officer of Hamilton Health Center, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote address at Penn State Harrisburg’s fall commencement Saturday, Dec. 16.

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