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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.
woman walking across stage to receive her diploma

Lauren Clemens graduates from Penn State York

Lauren Clemens graduated on Friday, May 4 from Penn State York's accelerated bachelor of science degree program. The mixture of formats that the program offered allowed her to continue working full-time while earning a Penn State degree. 

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.
York Invent Penn State Launch

York celebrates the launch of Working Class and Start-Up Challenge winners

Penn State President Eric Barron, Penn State York officials and Erin Casey, co-founder and board member of Working Class, announced the launch of Working Class, a makerspace partnership, to a crowd of more than 100 on Aug. 9 on the stage of the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York. The winners of the 2016-17 Start-Up Challenge, a business pitch competition for students, were also recognized during this celebration of entrepreneurship, leadership, partnerships and innovation.
Students clapping at Commencement

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Graduating students at Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrate their accomplishments at commencement, which was held at ArtsQuest, Bethlehem.

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Penn State Harrisburg spring 2017 commencement

Penn State Harrisburg Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni and Penn State head football coach James Franklin, who served as spring 2017 commencement keynote speaker, are Instagram ready right before the ceremony.  For more photos from commencement, visit  https://www.flickr.com/photos/penn-state-harrisburg/sets/72157683575221785/page1. 

Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Student Marshal Adriana Perez Camacho (left) and Science Student Marshal Laura Post led their divisions out of the Beaver Community Center following the HASS and Science Commencement Ceremony on May 6, 2017.

2017 Commencement - Berks

Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Student Marshal Adriana Perez Camacho (left) and Science Student Marshal Laura Post led their divisions out of the Beaver Community Center at Penn State Berks, following the HASS and Science Commencement Ceremony on May 6, 2017.

2017 Erickson Discovery Grants

Record 83 undergraduates receive 2017 Erickson Discovery Grants

Eighty-three students from across Penn State’s campuses will each be awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Office of Undergraduate Education. The students will use the funds to immerse themselves in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
Alpha Sigma Lamdba 2017

York students join Alpha Sigma Lambda, adult honor society

Twenty outstanding adult students from the area were inducted into the Penn State York Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda during ceremonies on Monday, May 1, at a 5:30 p.m. ceremony in the Community Room of the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center. Alpha Sigma Lambda is a national honor society that recognizes the unique achievements demonstrated by adult students in higher education programs.
Penn State Commencement, Agricultural Sciences, Dec. 2016

Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers

This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.

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