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Picture of Mark, Joanne and Kate Erdesky at the 2017 Student Convocation Banquet

Outstanding Shenango students are honored at annual event

Students of Penn State Shenango were honored at the campus’ 2017 Honors Convocation and Recognition Banquet for their outstanding academic and student leadership achievements and services. The recipients of this year’s Eric and Josephine Walker Award, Dennis W. Bartholomew Outstanding Adult Student Award, the Ann Wansack Award, as well as the Leonard R. Riforgiato Memorial Teaching Award and the Margaret Cunningham Foley Memorial Teaching Award, were also part of the program.
The student speaker at Penn State Shenango's commencement ceremony

Shenango student Kerri Criss speaks to a full auditorium on May 6

Shenango student Kerri Criss speaks to a full auditorium on May 6.

Picture of Dr. Kathy Mastrian

Penn State alumna and associate professor to give 2017 commencement address

Penn State Shenango will hold its 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on May 6, in the Shenango campus auditorium with a reception immediately following. This year's commencement address speaker is Kathy Mastrian, associate professor and program coordinator in nursing at Penn State Shenango.
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.
Earth Day(s)

Penn State celebrating Earth Day(s) with events throughout April

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, but Penn State will celebrate Earth Day(s) with a variety of events for students, faculty, staff and the community throughout April. Activities are scheduled across the Commonwealth at many of Penn State's campuses, from Berks to University Park to Shenango.

Learn why sustainability is so important to our environment

Penn State Shenango will continue its 2016-17 Faculty Lecture Series with Tamrya d’Artenay, instructor in biology, at noon on Thursday, April 20, in Room 105 of Sharon Hall. The title of her lecture is “Why You Should Care About Sustainability Everyday—Not Just on Earth Day.” The event is free and open to the public.
Billy globe & git 5

Earth Fest 2017 will feature live music, kids’ activities, artists and more

Adults and children of all ages are invited to join the fun as Penn State Shenango holds Earth Fest 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the campus in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The event, which offers free admission and is open to the public, will include live music and entertainment, children’s activities, a local artists’ market, Penn State Berkey Creamery Ice Cream, and information from sustainability-minded local organizations and businesses.

PTA Club to host eighth annual Hustle for Muscle 5K run/walk April 1

Now in its eighth year, Penn State Shenango’s Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club’s Hustle for Muscle 5K Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m. on April 1. The annual event, which is held on a family-friendly, fast course around the Shenango campus and downtown Sharon, raises funds to support the PTA Club’s mission and program.
Students on stage at Shenango campus during Earth Fest 2016

Students of the Upcycled Art Contest at Earth Fest 2016

Students of the Upcycled Art Contest receive certificates and giveaways for their participation in last year's event.

Children from San Pedro, Columbia, Belize with a Shenango campus student.

Shenango campus students help build new library for children in Belize

When students weren't busy building a new library for the children in the village of San Pedro, Columbia, Belize, they had the opportunity to deliver lessons to children in the classroom.