Patricia Aguilera, assistant teaching professor in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg, never intended to leave her home country of Mexico to live, learn and work in the United States. “It was more of a coincidence,” she recalled. A decade later, she's helping fellow international students find their place at Penn State, just as she did.
Penn State Harrisburg recently recognized outstanding employee contributions at the 2022 Faculty and Staff Recognition Program. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards.
Penn State Harrisburg has selected six graduates to serve as student marshals at the spring 2022 commencement ceremony on May 7. The graduates will bear the banners representing each academic school and, together with the faculty marshals, lead the graduating students during the ceremony processional.
Senel Poyrazli, professor of psychology and chair of the Division of Social Sciences and Psychology in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar award for the 2022-23 academic year.
Penn State Harrisburg will hold its spring 2022 commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Ted Kauffman, alumnus and chairman of Kauffman Holdings, will be the keynote speaker.
Researchers led by Jane Wilburne, professor of mathematics education in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, have been awarded a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to recruit, prepare and retain a diverse workforce of secondary mathematics teachers who are skilled at implementing culturally responsive instruction.
A team of Penn State Harrisburg researchers has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships and mentoring support for 30 academically talented students with financial need to help them graduate with a degree and be successfully prepared for a career in a STEM field.