Cellist Kim Cook, accompanied by pianist Svetlana Rodionova, makes her Penn State Laureate debut at the New Kensington campus. She is a world-renown cellist who has performed in Europe and Asia. She was named the inaugural Penn State Laureate in April by President Spanier.
Jon Skaggs, vice president of the SGA, totes the Joe Paterno- autographed football that was auctioned at Penn State New Kensington's 50th anniversary Grand Finale at Oakmont Country Club. The gala culminated a yearlong celebration of the campus' golden jubilee.
Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses John Romano chats with Sarah Snider, wife of Chancellor Kevin Snider, who is in the background. Romano, Provost Rod Erickson and Board of Trustees chair Jim Broadhurst, were guest speakers at the event. Mike Bonk, right, checks the current Silent Auction bidding for the autographed football.
Jack Sennett, a member of the first graduating class at the campus in 1960, gives gala guests a "Overview" of life at the New Kensington Center, as the campus was originally known when it began on Fourth Avenue in the city of New Kensington. Sennett was also a member of the campus' first basketball team in 1958, the year the campus was founded.
John Spadaro, president of the Alle-Kiski Society, is seen with Joe Kotelnicki, right, and society members Tim Oberlin and Laura Kelly. The Alle-Kiski Society was one of the major corporate sponsors of the 50th gala.