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Shenango campus students pose at Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Students utilize fieldwork and community outreach in support of program

Each semester, Penn State Shenango’s Occupational Therapy Assistant students plan several events in support of their field of study. These initiatives include community outreach programs as well as learning/skill projects. This past September, thanks to a grant that was received from the Penn State Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, several sophomore OTA students joined hundreds from their profession to speak to senators and representatives in Washington, D.C., on various topics.
Shenango campus students pose at Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Penn State Shenango students at Hill Day in Washington, D.C.

Penn State Shenango sophomores at Hill Day in Washington, D.C. The students are enrolled in the occupational therapy assistant program.

OTA student Sara Wasacz works on another student during a lab

In-state tuition program helps Ohio students

Sara Wasacz was stressed. Her husband was preparing for the first of two brain surgeries that would help to eliminate his epileptic seizures. Her 4-year-old son needed to be carted from preschool to babysitter, home and back again. She was working 30 hours a week at Sam’s Club. And her final exams were fast approaching.
OTA student practices on another student during a class

In-state tuition program helps Ohio students

Penn State Shenango offers in-state tuition to residents of Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. Hear from one of our OTA students how this enabled her to begin an education at the Shenango campus.
OTA student Sara Wasacz works on another student during a lab

OTA student Sara Wasacz works on another student during a lab

OTA student Sara Wasacz works on another student during a lab

Shenango students head to Washington, D.C., for Hill Day

Students from Penn State Shenango’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program will be heading to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18-19 for Hill Day, where they will join hundreds from their profession to speak to state senators and representatives on various topics, including supporting rehabilitation research, repealing the Medicare therapy cap, and supporting occupational therapy in Medicare home health.

Shenango faculty lecture series leads off with Head Librarian Matthew Ciszek

Penn State Shenango will begin its 2016-17 Faculty Lecture Series with Matthew Ciszek, head librarian of the Penn State Shenango Lartz Memorial Library, who will speak at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, in Sharon Hall room 105, located on Penn Avenue in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The title of his lecture is “Intellectual Freedom: What is it and Why is it Important?” The event is free and open to the public.
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Amish upbringing influences Shenango graduate

Raised in an Amish community in Pennsylvania until the age of 23, Linda Byler, a 4.0 student who graduated from Penn State Shenango in December 2015, knew at a very young age that she would leave the old-order sect to pursue her dreams and live a life that included more than what limited options were available to her.
Penn State Shenango alumna Linda Byler poses at the Shenango Nitany Lion Shrine during a visit to the campus.

Penn State Shenango Alumna Linda Byler

Penn State Shenango Alumna Linda Byler at the Nittany Lion Shrine

Advisory board member and Penn State alumnus to give commencement address

Penn State Shenango will hold its 2016 spring commencement ceremony at 7:30 p.m. May 6 in the Shenango campus auditorium with a reception immediately following. Jo Anne Carrick, campus director, will confer baccalaureate and associate degrees on the graduating students.

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