At the 2021 Northeast Natural History Conference, recent Penn State biology graduate Joseph Medica and rising biology senior Bethany Hollenbush, together with Lucas Redmond, assistant professor of biology at Penn State Schuylkill, presented findings of years-long gray catbird research conducted on and adjacent to the campus.
In 2019, the College of Nursing and Penn State Schuylkill announced the delivery of the college’s four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the commonwealth campus. Fast forward to early 2021 and the first cohort is poised to begin the curriculum’s highly structured sequence of nursing courses.
During its quarterly meeting this spring, the Penn State Schuylkill Advisory Board approved on-campus housing rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Penn State Schuylkill resident students have the opportunity to enjoy modern, apartment-style living where they can transition to independent living while accessing a variety of resources in a safe and supported environment.
Valerie Schrader, associate professor of communication arts and sciences and Honors Program coordinator at Penn State Schuylkill, was recently named to the Distinguished Honors Faculty Program of the Schreyer Honors College for a term of two years. Schrader will develop innovative programming to enrich the Schreyer Scholars experience across the University.
Catherine Fiorillo, associate teaching professor of theatre and speech at Penn State Schuylkill, has written, produced, and starred in a short film in collaboration with director David “DJ” Higgins, assistant teaching professor of film/video and music. “Sanitize This!” has earned 15 awards thus far and premiered locally on Thursday, May 20.
The Penn State University Athletic Conference recently announced its 2021 All-Conference First Team and named Penn State Schuylkill junior Jacob Leininger Player of the Year, East Division. Other members of the Penn State Schuylkill baseball and softball teams earned PSUAC All-Conference honors.
This summer, Penn State Schuylkill will offer seven Career Exploration Academies, weeklong seminars that allow high school students to explore college majors and careers as they consider life after graduation. Topics include communication, criminology and psychology, cybersecurity and coding, health careers, and entrepreneurship.
For recent biology graduate Julia Hahn, success is non-negotiable. Challenged, inspired and impassioned by motherhood, this new Penn State alumna will take a gap year to prepare for the MCAT and spend time with her young son before applying to medical school, where she intends to specialize in pediatrics.
Noel Kaufman is an accomplished student-athlete and has the athletic conference awards and academic honors to prove it. While she takes her volleyball game seriously, she is also a dedicated student who balances athletic play with school and full-time work responsibilities.
Members of the Penn State Schuylkill chapter of the business honor society, Phi Beta Lambda — part of a national student business organization, Future Business Leaders of America — recently competed in a statewide event, with two students earning top finishes.