Continuing its analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Pennsylvania, the Institute of State and Regional Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg has released new data examining Pennsylvanians’ trust in key public figures to provide information related to the coronavirus, finding that while generally, Pennsylvanians trusted state leaders to provide information more than national leaders, political affiliation played a large part in levels of public trust.
Patricia Marie Luna received her bachelor of science degree in criminal justice as a member of Penn State Harrisburg’s Class of 2020. The 53 year-old said she was so proud to share her story, adding, “If I can do it, anyone can.”
The Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs and the City of Harrisburg have received the 2020 Innovative Public Service Partnership Award from the Keystone State Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) for their collaborative efforts to address issues of importance to Harrisburg City residents.
With Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement today (May 22) of additional counties moving to yellow phase over the next two weeks, students residing in those counties can now begin scheduling a move-out date from their on-campus residence halls. A number of Penn State campuses will also begin scheduling students for move out.
A newly established partnership between the Pennsylvania Center for Folklore at Penn State Harrisburg and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation aims to put Pennsylvania’s folklore in the spotlight through a roadside marker grant program called Legends & Lore.
Pravallika Sanke, who received her bachelor of science degree in health science as a member of Penn State Harrisburg’s Class of 2020, credits the college with providing her with opportunities and a path for success, which she said has helped her become “a well-rounded individual while maintaining excellence in academics, leadership and service.”
Last fall, students in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration participated in the Russ Berrie Institute’s 13th annual National Sales Challenge, a three-day event held at William Patterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. The event hosted over 100 professional sales students from 36 invited schools from across the United States and Canada.
Clinton Asalu, who received his bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State Harrisburg this spring, said that the most influential five years of his life were spent as a Nittany Lion. He discusses what “life in blue and white” has meant to him.
Since March, Labriola-Cuffe has worked on supply logistics for the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services in New York as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I love helping people. I always have – it’s just something in my blood,” she said. “I feel if we didn’t come in to work, people would suffer.”