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Weiler-Timmins named Penn State Harrisburg faculty athletic representative

Rebecca Weiler-Timmins, associate teaching professor of kinesiology in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, has been named Penn State Harrisburg’s faculty athletic representative, serving as as a liaison between the college and the athletics department, assisting student-athletes in balancing their athletics and academics, and representing Penn State Harrisburg in conference and NCAA affairs.

My journey to commencement: Kristen Capion

Kristen Capion will receive her master’s of education in teaching and curriculum as part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Class of 2021. Here she reflects on her time as a student before and during the coronavirus pandemic.

My road to commencement: Brittany Nicole Harris

Brittany Nicole Harris, who will receive a bachelor of science degree in psychology as part of Penn State Harrisburg’s Class of 2021, said personal perseverance and a strong support system have helped her reach her academic goals. She reflected on her journey.

New certification programs aim to address teacher shortages in Pennsylvania

In an effort to help address teacher shortages in Pennsylvania in critical areas such as special education, English, social studies and math, Penn State Harrisburg’s Teacher Education Program is offering post-baccalaureate certification for individuals who hold a baccalaureate degree and want to become certified to teach in the commonwealth.

Elizabeth Tisdell named distinguished professor

Elizabeth Tisdell, professor of lifelong learning and adult education, has been named a distinguished professor by the Penn State Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. She is one of 13 faculty University-wide named as a distinguished professor for 2021.