Latest News

Program highlights advancing equality in corporate America

Undergraduate and graduate students from Penn State Harrisburg were able to network with women and men from a number of companies at the recent Network of Executive Women’s (NEW) Greater Philadelphia regional committee meeting hosted by the Penn State Harrisburg School of Business Administration.
Ashley Williams

Williams becomes Penn State Harrisburg’s first female All-American athlete

Penn State Harrisburg track and field’s Ashley Williams is the college’s first female All-American athlete, finishing eighth nationally in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.
Penn State Schuylkill students Marla, Ian, and Alyssa build a wall in their Portugal Habitat for Humanity build site.

An uplifting trip: Habitat for Humanity Portugal

Nine Penn State students from three different campuses — Schuylkill, University Park and Harrisburg — were charged with helping to build the exterior walls for a home of three in the city of Amarante in the northern Portuguese district of Porto, where they discovered, “Te deixas sempre um pouco de ti e lleas also contigo” — "You always leave a bit of you and always take something with you." The students traveled to Portugal as part of a Habitat for Humanity International Global Village Trip to Amarante, Portugal, May 5-14, thanks to a grant from Penn State's Student Engagement Network.
Craig Merkey

Merkey recognized as aquatic professional of the month

Craig Merkey, associate director of recreation and aquatics at Penn State Harrisburg, received the Competitor AOAP Aquatic Professional of the Month Award from the Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP) in April.
Chef Athan Spanos in the Penn State Harrisburg kitchen

Penn State Harrisburg chef wins regional culinary challenge

Penn State Harrisburg managing chef and culinary support specialist Athan Spanos has won the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Culinary Challenge and earned a Gold American Culinary Federation (ACF) medal.
County sheriff

Newest class of sheriff deputies set to graduate from Penn State-run academy

The newest class of sheriff deputies graduated from Pennsylvania’s Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff Education and Training Program, which the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute administers, on Friday, May 18.
Kuan Huang

Three Harrisburg grad students receive University information literacy awards

Three Penn State Harrisburg graduate students have received the Penn State University Libraries Award for Information Literacy, which recognizes students' scholarly work based on a foundation of careful background research and literature review.
Old Main Tower

Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2018

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.

Researcher examines religion and patient-therapist relationships

Stephanie Winkeljohn Black, assistant professor of psychology in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, sees a gap between how mental health counselors manage religious beliefs and the type of understanding and care that their clients need. She has made closing that gap a mission.

Harrisburg dedicates the Courtney Pollock Memorial Field and Softball Complex

Penn State Harrisburg recently hosted the dedication of the Courtney Pollock Memorial Field and Softball Complex on campus. The event honored the memory of Penn State Harrisburg alumna Courtney Pollock, who passed away in June 2013 from cancer.