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Penn State Harrisburg students making an impact

Penn State Harrisburg students have a passion for giving back to the community. While organizations and clubs are required to complete at least a couple of community service projects a semester, students go above and beyond that requirement, giving their time to senior citizens, elementary and secondary school students, children suffering from cancer, shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals and much more.
students creating care packages

Penn State Harrisburg students making an impact

Early in the fall 2017 semester, Harrisburg Benefiting THON joined with the Office of Student Engagement to create Little Lion Care Packages for pediatric hospital patients. The entire college community joined in, creating and filling bags with coloring books, crayons, and other fun activity items, along with messages of support and encouragement for the children.

Student Building House

Penn State Harrisburg students making an impact

Clinton Asalu, who traveled to Atlanta to help build homes with Habitat for Humanity, said that community service experiences have a dual benefit of helping those in need and enhancing career goals.

Mae Jemison

Penn State Harrisburg to welcome Dr. Mae Jemison

Astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician, educator, and the first woman of color in the world to travel into space, Dr. Mae Jemison will visit Penn State Harrisburg Jan. 25.

Norfolk Southern Railroad locomotive

Faculty research on railway security leads to new book

Richard Young, professor of supply chain management in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration, collaborated with Jeremy Plant, professor emeritus of public policy in the college’s School of Public Affairs, and retired Lt. Col. Gary Gordon, adjunct professor at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, on a book titled "Railway Security: Protecting Against Manmade and Natural Disasters," which provides an overview and assessment of the risks facing railways and rail networks.
Jeannine Peterson

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates fall 2017 graduates

Jeannine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center located in Harrisburg, delivers the keynote address at the fall 2017 commencement ceremony. 

Jeannine Peterson

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates fall 2017 graduates

Jeannine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center, a not-for-profit Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, delivers the keynote address at the fall 2017 commencement ceremony. 

Amber Sessoms and Nittany Lion

Penn State Harrisburg celebrates fall 2017 graduates

Amber Sessoms, who received her doctor of education degree, with a major in adult education, poses with the Nittany Lion at Penn State Harrisburg's fall 2017 commencement ceremony. 

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