Penn State Harrisburg graduate Oscar Beisert, ’07 master’s in American studies, received the Irwin Richman Scholarship in American Studies during the 2006-07 academic year, but the reward he received went beyond just a monetary supplement – it helped him advance his career in the years to follow. The experience helped the student form a working relationship with Dr. Irwin Richman himself, a professor emeritus of American studies and history and, along with his wife Dr. M. Susan Richman, associate professor emerita of mathematical sciences, a donor to the college.
A gift from TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity, will provide Penn State Harrisburg engineering students in the School of Science, Engineering, and Technology with expanded experiential learning opportunities. The $500,000 gift will create the TE Connectivity Capstone Design Endowment to fund Penn State Harrisburg senior engineering capstone projects as well as create the TE Connectivity Lecture Series in Connector Design, which will provide opportunities for students to network with industry experts.
Penn State Harrisburg’s top-rated Master of Business Administration (MBA) program returns to Lancaster this fall, with courses to be offered on the Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) campus off of Harrisburg Pike.
The Information Technology Services (ITS) Department at Penn State Harrisburg was honored with a 2013 IT Impact Award for Out-of-the-Box Innovation in June. Given by Penn State, the IT Impact Awards recognize the outstanding efforts of information technology professionals who have taken leadership roles in creating a thriving environment for IT collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
Two Penn State Harrisburg faculty members, Dr. Doris Lee, professor in the training and development program, and Dr. Raffy Luquis, associate professor of health education, were among three fellows named to Penn State’s Administrative Fellows Program for the 2013-14 academic year. It is the program’s 27th year of consecutive operation.
Penn State Harrisburg has announced the appointment of Dr. Rafic “Ray” Bachnak as director of the college’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology.
Dr. Bachnak currently is professor of electrical and computer engineering and chair of the Department of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) in Laredo, Texas. Prior to joining TAMIU in 2007, he had held academic positions at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, Northwestern State University (Natchitoches, La.), and Franklin University (Columbus, Ohio).
Penn State Harrisburg announced today that it will add an intercollegiate men’s and women’s track and field program. The teams will begin competing in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) in 2014-15 during the indoor and outdoor seasons.