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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.

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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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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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.

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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Penn State announces fixed-term faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2018

The following is a list of fixed-term faculty promotions at Penn State, effective July 1.
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Students benefit from staff-led 'Fuel for the Future' fund

In 2016, the Penn State Shenango Staff Advisory Council (SAC) introduced a new fundraising initiative to support students at the Shenango campus. The program, titled “Fuel for the Future,” was designed to provide financial assistance to a student or students who are participating in an internship program or working on their clinical outside of the campus.

Shenango to hold all day Open Houses for adults and transfer students

Want a new career? Thinking of transferring to a new college? Ready to finish your bachelor’s degree? Penn State Shenango will hold two Adult and Transfer Open Houses: Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, July 19, both between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Stop by the Admissions Office in Lecture Hall room 225, located on Shenango Avenue in downtown Sharon. No appointment is necessary.

Penn State contracts with Metz Culinary Management for seven campuses

In an effort to consolidate multiple external food service contracts at seven of its Commonwealth Campuses, Penn State has awarded Metz Culinary Management a three-year food services contract to serve those locations.
Four women pose for a picture in front of a Penn State Shenango drop cloth at last year's golf fundraiser.

17th Annual Shenango Alumni Society Golf Outing set for June 16

The Penn State Shenango Alumni Society will hold its 17th Annual Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 16, at the Pine Lakes Golf Club in Hubbard, Ohio. Proceeds from the event benefit Penn State Shenango student scholarships and special projects.