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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.

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

Female entrepreneurs are working at campus's VenturePointe incubator at the eCenter@LindenPointe in Hermitage, Pa.

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.
A female student is pictured completing paperwork in the campus's OTA Lab.

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.
Penn State Shenango graduates' caps seen from above

Penn State Shenango Commencement Ceremony

The "blue cap" says it all! It's graduation time at Penn State Shenango.

Shenango students recognized for academic excellence in fall semester

Penn State Shenango congratulates and would like to recognize its students who made the Dean’s List for the fall 2017 semester. Full-time students who are on the Dean’s List must have earned a 3.5 grade-point average or better for the semester. Part–time students—those completing less than 12 credits each semester for two or more consecutive semesters—are indicated by an asterisk (*).
Three men standing in front of a building at the eCenter@LindenPointe

Penn State funds entrepreneurship centers in each of its 21 campus communities

As part of its Invent Penn State initiative, Penn State Feb. 5 announced four new seed grants, each valued at $50,000, designed to bolster entrepreneurship and economic development in communities surrounding Penn State campuses across the Commonwealth. With the announcement, the University’s effort has grown to include 21 hubs for innovation spread across Pennsylvania, including the Shenango campus — an undertaking that was introduced by Penn State President Eric J. Barron just two and a half years ago.

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