Academic Convocation to feature signing of Penn State Principles

Penn State Greater Allegheny's Fall academic convocation will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22 in the Wunderley Gymnasium. Members of the faculty and staff of Penn State Greater Allegheny will welcome first-year students and their families to campus during the annual event.

The convocation will celebrate the campus’ dedication to student-centered success, global education, and community engagement. Since its beginning at the current location in 1957, the Greater Allegheny campus continues to serve as a key factor in the revitalization of Pennsylvania’s southwest region.

Margaret Signorella, director of academic affairs at the campus, will serve as master of ceremonies and will greet everyone on behalf of Interim Chancellor Nancy Herron. Douglas Charles, associate professor of history, will welcome the new students on behalf of the faculty, and Student Government Association President Jacqueline Dell will deliver the student government welcome.

During the program, Signorella, Charles, and Dell will be joined by Director of Student Affairs Glenn Beech and Program Marshall Mary Preuss in introducing new students to the Penn State Principles. The principles were developed to embody the values that Penn State hopes its students, faculty, staff, administration and alumni possess. The faculty will then lead the new students in a ceremony where each student will sign their name to the Penn State Principles.

After the ceremony, students and their families will learn about campus services, and then will join the faculty and staff for lunch in the Student Community Center.

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Last Updated August 21, 2014