Joongyeup Lee has come a long way from his home in South Korea – both geographically and academically.
Lee, who earned a degree in economics in his native country, came to Penn State Harrisburg in 2006 for a change in careers, enrolling in the master’s degree program in Criminal Justice and graduating in 2008.
Long before terms such as eco-friendly and sustainability became common in the world’s vocabulary, Penn State Harrisburg had a commitment to environmental study. That commitment continues to expand as the college offers programs targeted to professionals, students, and even schoolchildren.
Sustainability is the hallmark of the newest residence hall to be constructed at Penn State Harrisburg.
In keeping with the University’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the $10 million, 30,000-square-foot structure is planned to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and considers the environment and energy efficiency.
Two of Penn State Harrisburg’s many accomplished graduates – Ralph J. Papa and Jeffrey B. Miller – have been honored as Distinguished Alumni of the University.
Papa, chairman of Citizens Bank in Pennsylvania, and Miller, director of Strategic Security Programs of the National Football League, were honored Friday, June 5 in formal ceremonies at University Park with six other Penn State graduates.
The educational partnership between Penn State Harrisburg’s MBA program and its students doesn’t end with graduation.
Those MBA professionals – more than 900 of them who reside in the Harrisburg area – create a comprehensive network of experience and assistance at the disposal of fellow grads and area firms facing corporate challenges.
Security Penn State Harrisburg is playing a lead role in the University’s homeland security education efforts throughout the Commonwealth.
The college’s School of Public Affairs is the academic home for Penn State’s new postbaccalaureate certificate in Homeland Security and Defense which will offer its first course in the fall 2009 semester.