Rosa C. Stroh, vice president and treasurer for The Hershey Company and a graduate of Penn State Harrisburg’s MBA program, will deliver the keynote address at Penn State Harrisburg’s spring commencement Saturday, May 14. Celebrating its 100th commencement, the college will confer nearly 600 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the 9:30 a.m. ceremony at the Hershey Giant Center.
The men’s golf team made Penn State Harrisburg history on April 27 by earning the college’s first NCAA championship berth, while also capturing the NEAC conference championship with a total team score of 612. The Nittany Lions will travel to North Carolina for the NCAA Division III Championship beginning May 7.
Dr. Erdener Kaynak, professor of marketing and coordinator of the Marketing program in the School of Business Administration, is playing a lead role in organizing the Twentieth Annual World Business Congress, to be held July 3-7 at Poznań University of Economics in Poland.
Penn State Harrisburg’s nationally accredited Economic Development Course has named Dr. Robert Garraty as its director.
With more than 40 years experience in economic and workforce development, Garraty is president and CEO of the Hummelstown-based consulting firm Garraty Workforce Investment. Previously, he had served as deputy secretary for Workforce Development, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry; executive director, Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board; and executive director, South Central (Pa.) Workforce Investment Board.
Applied Clinical Psychology master’s degree student, Dawn McElhenny, has received The Patricia M. Bricklin Student Ethics Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) for her paper about the principles and ethical standards of conversion therapy. As the award winner, she is writing an article for the “Pennsylvania Psychologist.”
Penn State Harrisburg has teamed with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) to offer the award-winning Harrisburg Semester internship program to students at the state’s private higher education institutions.
James T. Ziegenfuss Jr., Penn State Harrisburg professor of management & health care systems, and Patricia O’Rourke, Concordia University, have written The Ombudsman Handbook: Designing and Managing an Effective Problem Solving Program, published by McFarland.
Penn State Harrisburg sophomore Kara Boyd (Alexandria, PA/Juniata Valley), has broken the NCAA Division III softball record for consecutive hits this past week with 17 hits in a row. This streak also ties the hit streak record for NCAA Division II and eclipses the Division I record.
Boyd’s streak started April 7, 2011 in the first game of the doubleheader with Wilson College, when she recorded four straight hits. In game two, Boyd went five for five including a double and a triple.
The local chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society inducted 37 new members recently at Penn State Harrisburg.
Represented at the college for 19 years, Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes adult students who achieve academic excellence. To be inducted, members must be in the top 20 percent of their class, maintain at least a 3.2 grade point average, be 24 years of age or older and have completed a minimum of 24 credits at Penn State.