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York Commencment Speaker David Chown 2018

Chancellor encourages York graduates to embrace their humanity

“Graduates, whenever the opportunity arises, practice your compassion, be an active listener, be respectful of everyone, be sympathetic, and most of all, strive to be understanding, as knowledge is power,” said David W. Chown, chancellor of Penn State York and the commencement speaker during Penn State York’s 48th annual spring commencement May 4.
Trevor Tranchina at York

Trevor Tranchina at York

Trevor Frank Tranchina takes advantage of the open microphone to say thank you to family, friends, and Penn State York faculty and staff for their support.  Tranchina earned a bachelor of science in biology.

Heather Kreiser at York

Heather Kreiser at York

Heather Kreiser, returning to Penn State York to receive a master's degree in professional studies in homeland security, takes a quick selfie with the Nittany Lion prior to the commencement ceremony May 4.  Kreiser earned a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies at York in 2014, and returned to the campus she loves to receive her master's degree.

York Commencment Speaker David Chown 2018

York Commencement Speaker David Chown 2018

Presiding over commencement for the last time at Penn State York, Chancellor David W. Chown served two roles during the event, removing his cap to fulfill his responsibility as the commencement speaker during the May 4 ceremony. Chown encouraged York graduates to embrace their humanity.

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2018CommencementPennStateYork

Jason Harold Graves, left, took advantage of the open microphone to say a few words during Penn State York's commencement May 4.  Graves, a student-veteran and adult learner, used his military benefits to help pay for his education.  He earned a bachelor of science in business and was the student marshal.  David W. Chown, Ph.D., chancellor of Penn State York, and also a veteran, looks on during his last official commencement at the campus.  Chown is retiring as chancellor of the campus effective Aug. 1

Clinton Pettey Fall 2017

Commencement Fall 2017

Clinton Pettey, a student-veteran, left, says a few words during Penn State York's commencement ceremony in December 2017.  The open microphone tradition allows students about to graduate to speak for a moment during the ceremony.  Pettey, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, earned a bachelor of science in Science  with a minor in Business.

Rachel Patz York 2017

Students achieve their goals despite adversity

When Rachel Patz and Jeff Parthree, both adult learners, cross the stage during Penn State York’s 17th annual fall commencement ceremony, set for 6 p.m. Dec. 15, there will be many people to thank, and a great deal of pride. Both Parthree and Patz have persevered through a variety of events in life, and will be reaching their goal of a Penn State degree.
Rachel Patz York 2017

Rachel Patz York 2017

Rachel Patz is graduating from Penn State York with a bachelor of science degree in human development and family studies, and is thankful for the support she has received from the campus community.

Jeff Parthree 2017 York

Jeff Parthree 2017 York

Jeff Parthree worked as an intern in the web office at Penn State York in addition to his course load, and had a major impact on the campus website. He will graduate Dec. 15 with an associate degree in information sciences and technology.

York 2017 Commencement

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Kirsten McWilliams celebrates with friends and fellow Penn State York students following the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 5 in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) on campus.  McWilliams graduated with a bachelor of science in business and was a Graham Fellow.  She also already has a job!  Pictured left to right are Shawnee Hostetter, Kirsten McWilliams, Mary Inyang Cobham, Destinee Mateo, and Fabrizio Delgado Ramirez.

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