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Three students are sitting at a table in the campus' Great Hall area and are speaking with the the campus director and a faculty member.

Building from a solid foundation

Campus Director Dr. Jo Anne Carrick takes us through the highlights and progress at Penn State Shenango in 2017. The campus saw major plans unfold as Shenango continued to grow through support, collaboration, and a strong foundation.
Two people, one professor and one student, looking down on the campus' new synthetic cadaver.

Male and female SynDavers provide students realistic hands-on experience

Shenango's male and female SynDavers, "Ana" and "Tomy," receive lots of attention from students and visitors, alike.
Ribbon cutting at Penn State Shenango's VenturePointe incubator

Campus celebrates VenturePointe incubator with official ribbon cutting

VenturePointe currently includes two start-up businesses and a pair of 3Dprinters. This past spring, senior Riley Atterholt completed his internship at the eCenter under the auspices of VenturePointe.
Riley Atterholt in front of the sign at the eCenter@LindenPointe in Hermitage, Pa.

Invent Penn State initiative supports student internship

Penn State Shenango student Riley Atterholt completed his business internship at the eCenter@LindenPointe. The internship was funded through the campus' VenturePointe incubator, which is located at the eCenter, and made possible by the Invent Penn State initiative.
Naitive Mayan students with Shenango campus student during alternative spring break trip

ASB trip gives students opportunity to learn beyond the classroom

Several Penn State Shenango students and two staff members will spend this year's spring break in Belize as part of the campus' Alternative Spring Break. This will be the second time that Shenango students have visited Belize to help the native Mayan citizens.
A posed picture of student Ashley Balas with other stunt people at Stunt Predators

Student Ashley Balas dreams of becoming stunt woman

Ashley Balas, a non-traditional student at Penn State Shenango, enjoys learning and working hard to some day become a pharmaceutical representative. However, it is the thrill of stunt work and acting that really keeps her life fulfilled.
A student intern waits on a customer inside of The Nittany Connection in downtown Sharon.

Business student utilizes work and class experience to complete successful internship

Michael Phillips completed his senior internship at The Nittany Connection, where he brought awareness of and new customers to "the shop around the corner" from Penn State Shenango.
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.
an Amish farm

Growing up Amish

Penn State Shenango alumna Linda Byler says leaving her Amish home to pursue an education was one way of staying true to herself.