A moment of levity: Penn State Lehigh Valley graduates celebrated with the Nittany Lion after commencement ceremonies, held May 5 at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pa.
Penn State Lehigh Valley graduate Vicctoria Nadig stood to be recognized as the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Penn State Walker Award, which recognizes a commonwealth campus student who displays outstanding qualities of character, scholarship, leadership and citizenship. Nadig was recognized during the campus' spring commencement ceremony, held May 5 at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, Pa.
Commissioned just before the start of Penn State Harrisburg's May 5 commencement, U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Kenton Alston, a criminal justice major, was among the graduates participating in the ceremony at the Giant Center in Hershey.
More than 450 students participated in Penn State Harrisburg's May 5 commencement ceremony, held at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pa.
Frederick Haag, associate professor of visual arts at Penn State York, delivered the keynote address during the campus' commencement ceremony, held May 4. Haag was named a Penn State Teaching fellow, and is the recipient of an Alumni/Student Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Akshay Singh, from Mumbai, India, shared a few words at the open microphone during Penn State York's spring commencement, as chancellor Lisa Plowfield looked on. Singh received a bachelor of science degree in information sciences and technology.
Penn State Great Valley graduate Jennifer Spevak (master of education, instructional systems), who spoke on behalf of students at the campus' 22nd commencement on May 4, summed it up best. The campus conferred more than 300 master's degrees to students in their education, management and engineering degree programs. The ceremony was held at the campus' conference center in Malvern, Pa.
Amy L. Bertram, who earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Penn State Mont Alto, held her daughter following the campus' commencement ceremony on May 5.
Professor of Art Bud Gibbons, Chancellor Kevin Snider, and retiring Director of Academic Affairs Arlene Hall lead the recession from the Athletics Center during Penn State New Kensington's spring commencement ceremony, held May 5. Hall was the commencement speaker and will be retiring this summer after 36 years of service to the campus.
Penn State Hazleton graduate Priyanka S. Chawan, from Mumbai Maharash, India, turned her tassel after receiving her degree from campus Chancellor Gary M. Lawler. Chawan was one of three students who studied Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State Hazleton for the past two years. Lawler conferred 76 associate degrees and 42 baccalaureate degrees during the May 4 ceremony.
John Lydon, CEO at the Auberle and Pauline Auberle Foundation in McKeesport, Pa., spoke to graduates at Penn State Greater Allegheny's commencement ceremony, held last weekend. Lydon, whose foundation serves at-risk children and families, spoke to graduates about the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community.
Students from the Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences stand while their degrees are conferred by Timothy Slekar, division head.
Penn State DuBois graduate Matthew Johnson, left, was congratulated by campus Chancellor Anita McDonald following commencement, held May 5.
Staci Neal, right, Graduate and Baccalaureate Degree Academic Awardee, talked with her brother, Michael Copen, as she prepared to enter the commencement processional May 5 at Penn State DuBois.
From left, Penn State Schuylkill graduates Akshay Javlekar, Aaron Kuston and Gabriel Marrero, stood during the processional at the campus' commencement ceremony on May 5. All three earned bachelor's degrees in information sciences and technology. Javlekar, from Mumbai, India, is the first international student to earn a four-year bachelor's degree from Schuylkill campus.
Penn State Fayette graduate Shawn Nicholson, center, posed in his cap and gown with Alison Reagan, left, and Corey Spaw, during the campus' May 5 commencement ceremony.
Graduate Martina Gill was overcome with emotion as she received her bachelor of science degree in business at Penn State Brandywine's spring commencement ceremony, held May 5.
Lisa Dececco proudly displayed her bachelor's degree in human development and family studies at Penn State Brandywine's commencement ceremony, held May 5.
Candidates for graduation from Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, file into downtown Erie's Louis J. Tullio Arena on Friday evening. Penn State Behrend awarded 624 degrees at its spring commencement: 37 master's degrees, 545 bachelor's degrees and 42 associate degrees.
Candidate James Pander received his Schreyer Scholar medallion from Associate Dean David Christiansen during commencement at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, on May 4. Pander, who earned two degrees, in chemistry and mathematics, also won the University’s Douglas G. and Regina C. Evans Award for Research Achievement. This fall he will begin his doctoral studies in chemistry at Princeton University.