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New data examines Pennsylvanians’ trust in public officials amid pandemic

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.

My road to commencement: Patricia Marie Luna

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.”

My road to commencement: Nimesh Silva

Nimesh Silva, who earned his bachelor of science degree in information sciences and technology as a member of Penn State Harrisburg’s Class of 2020, shares his journey to commencement story.

My road to commencement: Pravallika Sanke

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.”

Students showcase sales skills, make valuable connections, at competitions

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.

My road to commencement: Clinton Asalu

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.