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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.
Students from the Shenango campus' OTA program stop for a picture in front of the Capitol building in D.C. on HIll Day in Sept.

Hill Day in Washington, D.C. gives OTA students insight into legislative power

OTA students receive the skills they need to be successful in their field while getting real life, hands-on experiences, such as visiting Washington, D.C. on Hill Day.
Guests talking during the campus' Veterans Center celebration on October 25.

Shenango veterans want to keep on giving

With the campus' Veterans Center now up and running and the Student Veterans of America (SVA) Club in place, Penn State Shenango veterans are geared up to giving back to their communities.
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.
Phil Nash in the classroom

Professor makes history accessible

The sole full-time history professor at a campus with virtually no history majors, Dr. Nash offers a wide variety of courses to his students. Outside the campus, Nash shares his expertise with the community with his frequent guest appearances on the Ron Errett show on WPIC 790 AM and on Professor Buzzkill's podcasts.
a therapy dog sits with student Dani Johnson in the library

Wellness is important focus for campus

Mental and physical well-being are at the heart of the campus' wellness goals. The committee hopes by showing others that positive thinking, along with physical activity and emotional wellness, will not only help them stay healthy and happy, but will also help them achieve their maximum potential in life.
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.
Nick Taylor pushes a preschooler on a swing

Volunteer work ultimately helps alumnus launch career

The campus' HDFS program gave alumnus Nick Taylor the knowledge and skills he needs to help children and families--a goal that has always been important to him.

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