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Penn State alumnus Jack Luchette stand at the podium in the Great Hall

Jack Luchette speaks at the 2016 Stamp Out Stigma event last October

Jack Luchette, Penn State alumnus and lead organizer of the Stamp Out Stigma event, speaks at Penn State Shenango last October. 

Participants of the Jane Williams 5K gather before the race begins

Sixth annual Dr. Jane Williams Memorial 5K slated for Sept. 30

Penn State Shenango will hold its sixth annual Dr. Jane A. Williams Memorial 5K run/1.5 mile walk on Sept. 30, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Shenango campus located in downtown Sharon. The event is in honor of Williams, who was employed at the Shenango campus for 25 years before dying after a brief illness.
Participants of the Jane Williams 5K gather before the race begins

2016 Jane Williams Memorial 5K race at Penn State Shenango

Runners and walkers get ready to begin the 2016 Dr. Jane Williams Memorial 5K race held on the Shenango campus in downtown Sharon.

Picture of Mark, Joanne and Kate Erdesky at the 2017 Student Convocation Banquet

Outstanding Shenango students are honored at annual event

Students of Penn State Shenango were honored at the campus’ 2017 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, as well as the Leonard R. Riforgiato Memorial Teaching Award and the Margaret Cunningham Foley Memorial Teaching Award, were also part of the program.
The student speaker at Penn State Shenango's commencement ceremony

Shenango student Kerri Criss speaks to a full auditorium on May 6

Shenango student Kerri Criss speaks to a full auditorium on May 6.

Picture of Dr. Kathy Mastrian

Penn State alumna and associate professor to give 2017 commencement address

Penn State Shenango will hold its 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on May 6, in the Shenango campus auditorium with a reception immediately following. This year's commencement address speaker is Kathy Mastrian, associate professor and program coordinator in nursing at Penn State Shenango.
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.
Earth Day(s)

Penn State celebrating Earth Day(s) with events throughout April

Earth Day is Saturday, April 22, but Penn State will celebrate Earth Day(s) with a variety of events for students, faculty, staff and the community throughout April. Activities are scheduled across the Commonwealth at many of Penn State's campuses, from Berks to University Park to Shenango.

Learn why sustainability is so important to our environment

Penn State Shenango will continue its 2016-17 Faculty Lecture Series with Tamrya d’Artenay, instructor in biology, at noon on Thursday, April 20, in Room 105 of Sharon Hall. The title of her lecture is “Why You Should Care About Sustainability Everyday—Not Just on Earth Day.” The event is free and open to the public.
Billy globe & git 5

Earth Fest 2017 will feature live music, kids’ activities, artists and more

Adults and children of all ages are invited to join the fun as Penn State Shenango holds Earth Fest 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the campus in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The event, which offers free admission and is open to the public, will include live music and entertainment, children’s activities, a local artists’ market, Penn State Berkey Creamery Ice Cream, and information from sustainability-minded local organizations and businesses.