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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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‘Financing College: Where’s the Money?’: The campus connection

It’s no secret that Penn State includes a network of campuses throughout the state of Pennsylvania, but incoming students may not be fully aware of all the financial benefits attending a campus other than University Park may afford.
Students pose after Marketing Competition at Penn State Shenango

2017 Penn State Shenango Marketing Competition

Tom Robert, executive director of HopeCAT, left, with students from e-Academy at LindenPointe, Lakeview High School and Farrell High School. 

A posed picture of student Ashley Balas with other stunt people at Stunt Predators

Ashley Balas works out during a training session at Stunt Predators

Penn State Shenango student Ashley Balas works out during a training session at Stunt Predators.

A posed picture of student Ashley Balas with other stunt people at Stunt Predators

Student Ashley Balas dreams of becoming stunt woman

Every girl has a dream of what she wants to be when she grows up — a dancer, teacher, nurse, doctor. Becoming a stunt woman, however, never crossed Ashley Balas’ young mind, although from the time she could walk, she was energetic, and, according to her mother, “ready to take on the world.”
A posed picture of student Ashley Balas with other stunt people at Stunt Predators

Ashley Balas works out during a training session at Stunt Predators

Penn State Shenango Ashley Balas works out with members of Stunt Predators during a training session.

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.
Caps of Penn State Shenango graduates

Shenango fall commencement to be held on Dec. 17

Penn State Shenango will hold its 2016 fall commencement ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Shenango campus auditorium, with a reception immediately following. Jo Anne Carrick, campus director, will confer baccalaureate and associate degrees on 37 graduating students. William R. Kiefer, president and CEO of A. Stucki Co., will be the guest speaker.
Caps of Penn State Shenango graduates

Penn State Shenango students at their graduation ceremony in 2015

Penn State Shenango students at their graduation ceremony in 2015.

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.

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