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Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

School of Business Administration students inducted into international honor society

Twenty-six students from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration were recently inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society recognizing business excellence. Saturday, May 6, 2017

James Franklin gives commencement speech: I'm 'living the dream' as Penn State's coach

Shortly after the Penn State Harrisburg graduates on Saturday had found their seats on the main floor at the Giant Center, a woman began a chant. "We are," she yelled. "Penn State," the graduates yelled back. 

Dr. Mukund Kulkarni and James Franklin congratulate graduates

Penn State Harrisburg holds 2017 spring commencement

On Saturday, May 6, Penn State Harrisburg held its 2017 spring commencement at the Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Approximately 700 degrees were conferred, with more than 530 graduates in attendance at the ceremony.

2017 Erickson Discovery Grants

Record 83 undergraduates receive 2017 Erickson Discovery Grants

Eighty-three students from across Penn State’s campuses will each be awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Office of Undergraduate Education. The students will use the funds to immerse themselves in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
From left to right: Valeria Vigueras and Denise Sheperson

Internships help engineering students determine career paths

An internship at Phoenix Contact proved to Penn State Harrisburg student Valeria Vigueras that electrical engineering is the right career choice for her.

School of Public Affairs students inducted into health administration honor society

Fourteen students from Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs were recently inducted into the Upsilon Phi Delta Academic Honor Society, an honor society recognizing students’ academic achievement in health administration.

Data User Conference set for May 9

Data users from across the Commonwealth are set to gather at Penn State Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania State Data Center’s (PaSDC) 2017 Data User Conference on May 9.  The annual conference serves as Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive single-day forum for research and development in demographic data.

Drs. Mukund Kulkarni and Omid Ansary congratulate Catharine Pinkerton on her award.

Student achievement recognized at awards ceremony

Penn State Harrisburg recently honored students for accomplishments in academics, service, and leadership at the 2017 Student Awards Ceremony.

View the award descriptions and photos of the event, or a gallery of award winners.

Award winners with hometowns by county include:

Focus Brands Group President Kat Cole

Focus Brands Group President Kat Cole shares secrets of sweet success

Kat Cole has made her mark as a top executive with the $3 billion company that owns brands like Auntie Anne’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Cinnabon and Carvel. A well known young executive, in 2012 she was featured on the TV show, “Undercover Boss.” In 2013, she made Fortune Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 list.

Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes

Julnes to travel to Greece as a Fulbright Specialist

Dr. Patria de Lancer Julnes, director of Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Public Affairs, has been named a Fulbright Specialist.  She will travel to Thessaloniki, Greece in early May.

The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.