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Penn State Harrisburg's championship men's tennis team with Head Coach Becky Cecere

Men’s tennis advances to NCAA Tournament; Cecere named league Coach of the Year

Penn State Harrisburg’s men’s tennis team won its second straight North Atlantic Conference (NAC) championship match on Saturday, May 5, earning the league’s first-ever automatic NCAA tournament bid. The Lions, winners of the league’s West Division, defeated East Division champions Colby Sawyer 6-3 to win the conference crown and secure the tennis program’s first NCAA tournament berth.

Penn State Harrisburg Library

Doctoral Information Night May 15

Penn State Harrisburg will hold a Doctoral Programs Information Night on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m.

Held in the college library, the session will provide information on the college’s D.Ed. in Adult Education, the Ph.D. in Public Administration, and the Ph.D. in American Studies.

Those attending will have an opportunity to speak with faculty and students in the three programs.

For information, contact 717-948-6250 or

Golfers Ryan Foell, Matt Plummer, Max Hrip, Steve Foell, and CJ Foust; and Head Coach Brad Kane

Lions return to NCAA tournament

Last year, Penn State Harrisburg’s golf squad became the first team in school history to earn an NCAA Division III championship tournament berth when it won the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championship.  On April 21 and 22, the Lions shot a combined two-day total of 650 at the NEAC tournament in Pennsauken, N.J., to win the league title again and earn its second straight NCAA tournament bid.

Meghan Jasani

Alumna recognized for professional accomplishment

Penn State Harrisburg alumna Meghan Jasani was recognized with the 2012 Penn State Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award. She is the fifth Penn State Harrisburg graduate to receive this honor.

Admiral James M. Loy

Former Homeland Security administrator to deliver commencement keynote

Admiral James M. Loy, retired deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard commandant, will deliver Penn State Harrisburg’s spring commencement address on Saturday, May 5. The college will confer more than 600 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the ceremony, which starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.

Football coach Bill O'Brien headlines the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour this spring.

Penn State Coaches Caravan: 18 stops, including Camp Hill on May 2

The Nittany Lion Club and the Penn State Alumni Association will team up to provide fans the chance to meet and hear from some of the leaders of Penn State Athletics this spring when the Penn State Coaches Caravan hits the road for destinations across Nittany Nation, encompassing seven states and Washington, D.C.

Kara Boyd and Kenton Alston

Setting records and examples

As student athletes and de facto ambassadors for Penn State Harrisburg’s upstart NCAA Division III athletics program, you couldn’t ask for more from Kenton Alston and Kara Boyd. They are good students and team leaders. Driven, yet grounded.

Dr. Samuel Monismith

Monismith is 2012 recipient of Faculty Outreach Award

Source: Penn State Live; April 12, 2012

Samuel Monismith, associate professor of health education at Penn State Harrisburg, has received the University's 2012 Faculty Outreach Award.

The award honors faculty who have positively and substantially affected individuals, organizations or communities through problem solving or development as a result of extending their scholarship.

Environmental film festival

College to hold environmental film festival

The Penn State Harrisburg Conservation Committee will hold its first annual environmental film festival on April 20 and 21, bringing to a close the college’s Earth Day celebrations. The film festival aims to raise local awareness of environmental concerns and show how each person can do their part to protect the environment.

Electrical engineering students work on controllable vehicle window tinting.

Senior projects today, safer living tomorrow: Engineering students present capstone designs

Penn State Harrisburg senior engineering and engineering technology students may be on to something big. Projects they’ve developed during their capstone design course have the potential to save lives in the workplace, make land and air transportation safer, and aid people with disabilities.

On Saturday April 21, students presented these senior projects and more during the college’s first Engineering Capstone Design Conference on the Penn State Harrisburg campus in Middletown.