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Picture of two men who have been hired as assistant basketball coaches for the Shenango campus. The two men are left to right, David Jackson and Geoff Evans.

Jackson and Evans are hired to assist head basketball coach Andre Smith

Penn State Shenango hires David Jackson and Geoffrey Evans as assistant basketball coaches.

Picture of two men who have been hired as assistant basketball coaches for the Shenango campus. The two men are left to right, David Jackson and Geoff Evans.

Shenango hires two local former basketball standouts for new athletic program

Two area veteran basketball standouts and well-respected coaches have joined the Penn State Shenango Men’s Basketball coaching staff. Geoffrey Evans, former assistant coach for the Hickory Hornets, and David Jackson, former Penn State Nittany Lion basketball player, will unite with Penn State Shenango Head Basketball Coach Andre Smith to share his vision for the campus’s reinstated athletic program which begins this fall.
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Nicole Nych is hired as Penn State Shenango Head Women's Volleyball Coach

Nicole Nych of West Middlesex will lead Penn State Shenango's new Women's Volleyball Program.

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West Middlesex native hired to establish women's volleyball program at Shenango

Nicole Nych, of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, has accepted the position of head women’s volleyball coach at Penn State Shenango, effective July 1. The recent West Middlesex High School head girls’ volleyball coach was a former collegiate player at Waynesburg University and Slippery Rock University.
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OTA alumnae create new business to address loneliness in older adults

OTA alumnae and entrepreneurs Ali Izzo and Holly Masters are making a difference for the elderly with their new business "Purpose."

Two females holding one of their new boxes which contain items for the elderly

OTA alumnae create new business to address loneliness in older adults

OTA alumnae and entrepreneurs Ali Izzo and Holly Masters are making a difference for the elderly with their new business, "Purpose."

Two females holding one of their new boxes which contain items for the elderly

Shenango alumnae create new business to address loneliness in older adults

Recent Penn State Shenango occupational therapy assistant (OTA) alumnae Ali Izzo and Holly Masters saw the sadness of aging adults living in nursing homes firsthand while completing their OTA clinicals this past fall. Together, the two best friends asked one another, “How can we help these seniors feel more connected to their loved ones?” So they came up with “Purpose,” The Therapeutic Subscription Box LLC.
Two females holding one of their new boxes which contain items for the elderly

Ali Izzo and Holly Masters show off their new product "Purpose"

Penn State Shenango alumnae and entrepreneurs are excited to send their first shipment of "Purpose" boxes out this August.

Outstanding Shenango campus students, faculty and staff are honored

Penn State Shenango students were honored at the campus’ 2018 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, the Leonard R. Riforgiato Memorial Teaching Award, and the Margaret Cunningham Foley Memorial Teaching Award also were part of the program.

Penn State Commonwealth Campuses partner with Nike, BSN Sports

Intercollegiate athletics programs at Penn State’s 19 Commonwealth Campuses have entered into a four-year partnership with Nike through BSN Sports for sports apparel and equipment.

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