Two important experiences inspired Cezary Mikoluk to want to become a doctor. Now halfway toward that goal, he graduates magna cum laude from Penn State Berks this spring, and is on his way to studying medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey.
The top three graduates in the Penn State Berks spring 2017 class not only represent an outstanding depth and breadth of award-winning academic excellence, but hold a deep sense of compassion for their fellow humans and the environment, and dream of improving our world, each in their own way.
Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Spring 2017 commencement will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, in the Wunderley Gymnasium on campus. Campus Advisory Board Member James Lawrence will be the keynote speaker.
At the May 6 commencement ceremony, 21 students will represent the College of the Liberal Arts as student marshals. Approximately 1,400 undergraduates will receive their degrees at the event, which will be live streamed at wpsu.org/liberalarts beginning at 6:25 pm. Elizabeth Catchmark is the college student marshal and commencement speaker.
Nicole Kirchner, of Birchrunville, Pennsylvania, and Jennifer Taylor, of Erie, Pennsylvania, have been named student marshals for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' spring 2017 commencement. The ceremony will be held April 5 at Pegula Ice Arena on Penn State's University Park campus.
Penn State York will celebrate its 47th annual spring commencement at 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at the campus. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Shannon McCully, manager, industrial engineering, supporting global marketing and sales at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in Orlando, Florida, is the commencement speaker.
Roshan Khadka, who received a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from the Penn State Harrisburg School of Behavioral Sciences and Education during the campus' fall 2016 commencement, has a story unlike many of his fellow graduates. Khadka is a refugee from Bhutan who came to the U.S. in 2009 after years in a refugee camp in eastern Nepal.
Danang Endrayana Syeh Qodir received his master’s of public administration degree from the Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs at the campus' fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Dec. 17. Qodir, who traveled from Indonesia to study at Penn State Harrisburg, said that completing his studies as an international student came with challenges and rewards.
Marc Anthony Merino Jr. was one of more than 250 students to receive his degree at Penn State Harrisburg’s fall 2016 commencement ceremony on Dec. 17. He received a bachelor of science in criminal justice from the School of Public Affairs, with a minor in psychological science. It was a moment of triumph for Merino; it was also a moment that almost didn’t happen.
Penn State Greater Allegheny’s fall 2016 commencement was held at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Ostermayer Room in the Student Community Center on campus. Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Andrew Egan presided. Jay Breckenridge, professor emeritus of theatre arts, was the commencement speaker.
“Believe in yourself and what you have to contribute to the world.” That’s advice from Ginia M. Moorehead, who will cross the stage of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York on Friday, Dec. 16, and receive a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies.
It has been a long and arduous college journey for Habida Popal, but she has finally earned her bachelor's degree with a double major in Science and Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State Berks. Spanning more than 10 years, Popal studied at five different colleges and universities, but attributes the majority of her success and accomplishments to Penn State Berks.