Fall commencement address, photos now online

January 09, 2013

The fall commencement address, “Attitude Makes the Difference,” delivered Dec. 22 by George Adda to the fall Class of 2012 at Penn State New Kensington, is now posted on the campus website.

Mixing humor with sage advice, Adda, a former New Kensington student, prepared the new Penn Staters for life after college. Adda, vice president for corporate marketing for the Elliott Group, earned his bachelor's degree at Penn State University Park. He stressed to the new alumni that attitude will always control their actions and their success can only be maximized when they have faith, confidence and mutual respect for others. Fifty graduates earned their baccalaureate and associate degrees. Kevin Snider, chancellor, and Andrea Adolph, director of academic affairs, conferred the four- and two-year degrees. The new graduates were inducted into the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA) by Kerry Kelly, president of the Alle-Kiski Society, the local chapter of the PSAA.

For the full text of the commencement address and photos of the ceremony, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/Information/News/45102.htm#NEWS45102.


  • Former campus student George Adda mixed humor with sage advice for the Penn State New Kensington Class of 2012.

    IMAGE: Bill Woodard

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Last Updated January 10, 2013