Penn State Harrisburg


May 17, 2011
Photographs of Europe’s Jewish Heartland

This spring, the Penn State Harrisburg library served as more than a student resource center and study hub, playing host to everything from a women’s history collection anniversary celebration to a Jewish photographer’s portfolio and presentation to a classical music recital. Take a look.

May 17, 2011
Carlos Ojeda Jr.

Motivational speaker Carlos Ojeda Jr. encouraged students during a college presentation to make a difference, asserting “our voice is our power.”

May 13, 2011
Marissa Graby Hoover

Marissa Graby Hoover has been named director of development and alumni relations at Penn State Harrisburg.

A 2000 graduate of Penn State with a degree in elementary education, Hoover joined the Penn State Harrisburg Office of Development and Alumni Relations in 2004 and, since January 2011, had served as its interim director. Previously, she was associate director of development.

May 11, 2011
Trevor Blank

As a Penn State Harrisburg doctoral student, Trevor Blank has received considerable recognition. He has published four books and numerous articles and reviews; received several national awards; presented his research on children’s folklore to widespread audiences; and been featured in several newspaper articles. After Penn State Harrisburg’s May 14 commencement ceremony at Hershey’s Giant Center, Blank will hold another distinction. He officially will be the first graduate of the college’s new doctoral program in American Studies.

May 10, 2011
In 1969, Capitol Campus, as it was called originally, held its first on-campus commencement at which 251 degrees were awarded.
In 1972, Hurricane Agnes led to commencement’s cancellation and trailers on campus became home to displaced local residents.

Penn State Harrisburg hosts its 100th graduation ceremony, Saturday, May 14. In the 45 years since the campus was created on the decommissioned Olmsted Air Force Base in Middletown, many things have changed. 

May 10, 2011
Camilla Robinson

When Camilla Robinson took a sabbatical from her job as a London police officer to pursue a master’s degree in criminal justice at Penn State Harrisburg, she wasn’t sure what to expect.  She had studied in the U.S. before, having graduated from Ohio State in 2000, and she is outgoing and adventurous. Still, she said that despite many similarities, the U.S. and her homeland of Great Britain are very different culturally.  She knew that could be challenging.

May 6, 2011
Rosa Stroh

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.

May 5, 2011
Brad Goss

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.

May 3, 2011
Dr. Erdener Kaynak

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.

April 28, 2011

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.

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