Danang Endrayana Syeh Qodir received his master’s of public administration from the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs at the college’s fall 2016 commencement on Saturday, December 17. Qodir, who traveled from Indonesia to study at Penn State Harrisburg, said that completing his studies as an international student came with challenges and rewards.
Roshan Khadka, who received a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from the Penn State Harrisburg School of Behavioral Sciences and Education during the college’s fall 2016 commencement, has a story unlike many of his fellow graduates. Khadka is a refugee from Bhutan who came to the U.S. in 2009 after years in a refugee camp in eastern Nepal. His story is about the success of a refugee student.
Marc Anthony Merino Jr. was one of more than 250 students to receive his degree at Penn State Harrisburg’s fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 17. He received a bachelor of science in criminal justice from the School of Public Affairs, with a minor in psychological science. It was a moment of triumph for Merino; it was also a moment that almost didn’t happen.
Amanda Blaugher, assistant director of residence life at Penn State Harrisburg, and Krystal Huber, a resident assistant at the college, recently were awarded Certificates of Advocacy by Margaret Wilson, the acting director of the Lebanon VA Medical Center.
The two assisted 75-year-old Michael Reap, a United States armed forces veteran, who wandered into Penn State Harrisburg’s student housing complex after being reported missing from the Frey Village Retirement Center in Middletown, Pennsylvania on November 5.
Dr. Troy Thomas, associate professor of art history and humanities in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities, recently had his book, “Caravaggio and the Creation of Modernity,” published by Reaktion Books, London, UK (October, 2016, 256 pages).
Julian Voloj will present “Beta Israel: Photographs from Ethiopia” as part of the Penn State Harrisburg Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies speaker series, on Monday, December 5 at noon in the library Morrison Gallery on campus. The gallery opening show will run from December 5, 2016 through May 1, 2017.
Enrollment at Penn State Harrisburg has reached a record high. The fall 2016 enrollment increased from 4,678 to 5,046, an increase of 368 students, according to recent Penn State data. The college reached this enrollment milestone two years ahead of its projected date and has had continuous growth over the past 15 years.