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New incoming freshman listen to Student Lion Leader Kate Erdesky in the Great Hall

Shenango campus community celebrates students' return for fall semester

Each summer, the staff, faculty and maintenance team at Penn State Shenango are busy preparing for the arrival of new and returning students for the fall semester. The hallways are quieter and the parking lots are barer. It all becomes relevant, however, when the doors open in August and the students return to begin a new year.
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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.

Shenango Alumni Society to host cornhole tournament scholarship fundraiser

The Penn State Shenango Alumni Society will host its third annual Cornhole Tournament July 30 at Quaker Steak and Lube in downtown Sharon. The event’s proceeds and a portion of food sales from 3 to 9 p.m. will go to Penn State Shenango student scholarships.
Shenango faculty and staff pose with CCC's Fern Torok (far right) at this year's annual dinner.

Penn State Shenango receives community service award

Penn State Shenango has been named the recipient of this year's Community Counseling Center of Mercer County's DeWitt Boosel Community Service Award. The Shenango campus received the award for its successful partnership and collaboration with the Community Counseling Center for more than a decade

Shenango hires new development and alumni relations director

Allison M. Engstrom has been hired as Penn State Shenango’s new director of development and alumni relations, effective June 20. Engstrom comes to the Shenango campus from Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, where she held the position of development coordinator for special events and annual fund.

Shenango Alumni Society invites you to particpate in its 15th annual golf outing

The Penn State Shenango Alumni Society will hold its 15th annual Golf Scramble on June 18 at the Pine Lakes Golf Club in Hubbard, Ohio. Don't miss out on the fun, prizes and Penn State spirit! Proceeds from the event benefit Penn State Shenango student scholarships and special projects.

Shenango is one of six to receive funding to begin new entrepreneurial endeavor

Penn State Shenango is the recipient of a $50,000 seed grant through the Invent Penn State initiative to expand entrepreneurial endeavors. The Shenango campus is one of six campuses recently named as part of the newest wave of entrepreneurial sites across the Commonwealth that are poised to become economic strengths in their region.

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.

Shenango faculty member to discuss trial and death sentence of David Camm

Penn State Shenango Instructor in Administration of Justice Barie Goetz will discuss the investigation and trial of former death row inmate David Camm at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Community Library of the Shenango Valley in downtown Sharon, Pa. The event is free and open to the public.
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Local students pitch business plans at Shenango marketing competition

It was West Middlesex High School students who came out on top in Penn State Shenango’s inaugural marketing competition on Saturday, April 2, held in the campus’ auditorium. Lakeview High School was close behind in second place, and Hickory High School students took third. The event was held in conjunction with the Greater Sharon Associates (GSA) and its Downtown Sharon Spring Fling. High school teams of two to five students were required to create and present an integrated marketing plan for this year’s Sharon Spring Fling.