Penn State Harrisburg will hold its spring commencement at 9:30 a.m. May 8 at the Giant Center in Hershey. More than 680 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony. David Black, president and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (HRC/CREDC), will serve as keynote speaker at the ceremony.
While at Penn State Harrisburg, 2015 graduate Cindy Withjack took “Writing for the Web,” a course taught by Rodney Zink. “This course was a major catalyst in the creation of my blog,” she said. With Zink’s guidance, she said she turned, “I should really make a blog” into “I finally made a blog!” In addition to writing for her blog, Withjack’s writing has also been published on The Huffington Post.
Electrical engineering graduate students Darshan Karnawat and Tapan Khilnani set off for the LeadingAge Hackfest competition last October looking for a way to get more involved with extracurricular activities; what they got was more life-changing than they could have imagined.
To explore the future of the state’s wind energy opportunities and challenges, the American Wind Energy Association, in collaboration with the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition, will host a Pennsylvania State Wind Energy Forum Oct. 14 at Penn State Harrisburg.
Penn State Harrisburg has named alumnus Kevin Harter as the college’s first professor of practice. As such, Harter, the former chairman, president and CEO of Saladax Biomedical Inc., will lead Penn State Harrisburg’s new entrepreneurial center.
Penn State Harrisburg now offers two new integrated undergraduate/graduate (IUG) programs, one in applied psychological research and one in electrical engineering. The integrated programs allow strong undergraduate students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.
When Sherrita Dobson arrives at Penn State for commencement, she will not only be fulfilling a goal two years delayed, but also making her first visit to campus. She completed her criminal justice degree in 2011 through the World Campus, but because of her Army duties wasn't able to attend commencement. Dobson will pick up her diploma Aug. 10.
Health care is one of the fastest growing employment sectors, thanks to baby boomers and the 32 million who will become eligible for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. These groups are driving demand for medical and health services managers. Penn State’s master of health administration (MHA) is helping to fill these jobs.