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Northeastern Pennsylvania Penn State alumni societies, chapters honor veterans

The 2018 Penn State Day at Knoebels Amusement Park featured the Nittany Lion, fun and a generous community spirit. This year the day took on a giving component, as participants were encouraged to help the northeastern Pennsylvania Penn State alumni societies and chapters honor the region’s veterans.
NEPA VA Donation 2018

NEPA VA Donation 2018

The Penn State Hazleton, Schuylkill, Wilkes-Barre, and Scranton alumni societies, along with the Greater Binghamton, Greater Hazleton, Greater Scranton, Greater Susquehanna Valley, and Schuylkill alumni chapters, collected gift cards, blankets and clothing items to assist veterans in need at the Wilkes-Barre VA.

Penn State Schuylkill students Marla, Ian, and Alyssa build a wall in their Portugal Habitat for Humanity build site.

An uplifting trip: Habitat for Humanity Portugal

Nine Penn State students from three different campuses — Schuylkill, University Park and Harrisburg — were charged with helping to build the exterior walls for a home of three in the city of Amarante in the northern Portuguese district of Porto, where they discovered, “Te deixas sempre um pouco de ti e lleas also contigo” — "You always leave a bit of you and always take something with you." The students traveled to Portugal as part of a Habitat for Humanity International Global Village Trip to Amarante, Portugal, May 5-14, thanks to a grant from Penn State's Student Engagement Network.
A group of Penn Staters proudly pose in front of their Portugal-based Habitat for Humanity build site.

Penn Staters visit Portugal

A group of Penn Staters proudly pose in front of their Portugal-based Habitat for Humanity build site. Front row, left to right: Jaqueline Beltran, University Park; Raquele Amato, Penn State Schuylkill; Tesi Washington, Penn State Harrisburg; Rogerio, Habitat for Humanity Portugal construction coordinator; Gabriel, partner family - Angela’s son; and Marla Stoner, Penn State Schuylkill. Second row, left to right: Madison Altmyer, University Park; John Sloane, University Park; Ian McGowan, Penn State Schuylkill; Alyssa Hatter, Penn State Schuylkill; Angela, partner family - Gabriel’s mother; Alex Bengel, University Park; Florbela Ferreira, Habitat for Humanity Portugal host coordinator; and Bryan M. Valentine, Penn State Schuylkill staff.

Penn State students stand in front of their Habitat for Humanity build site in Portugal

Penn Staters visit Portugal

A group of Penn Staters proudly pose in front of their Habitat for Humanity build site in Portugal.

Front row, left to right: Jaqueline Beltran, University Park; Raquele Amato, Penn State Schuylkill; Tesi Washington, Penn State Harrisburg; Rogerio, Habitat for Humanity Portugal construction coordinator; Gabriel, partner family - Angela’s son; and Marla Stoner, Penn State Schuylkill.

Second row, left to right: Madison Altmyer, University Park; John Sloane, University Park; Ian McGowan, Penn State Schuylkill; Alyssa Hatter, Penn State Schuylkill; Angela, partner family - Gabriel’s mother; Alex Bengel, University Park; Florbela Ferreira, Habitat for Humanity Portugal host coordinator; and Bryan M. Valentine, Penn State Schuylkill staff.

Marla, Ian, and Alyssa at Habitat for Humanity Portugal build site

An Uplifting Trip: Habitat for Humanity Portugal

“Te deixas sempre um pouco de ti e lleas also contigo”—You always leave a bit of you and always take something with you. Nine Penn State students from three different campuses—Schuylkill, University Park and Harrisburg—will always recall this Portuguese-inspired thought as shared with them by Florbela Ferreira.

Dr. Song crunches numbers

Big data, big research and a big heart combine to make a big impact

Dr. Juyoung Song, assistant professor of administration of justice, is impacting her field in a big way.
Penn State Schuylkill LionLaunch Business Plan Competition winners

Schuylkill's LionLaunch Business Plan Competition a near pitch-perfect event

Penn State Schuylkill recently hosted its second LionLaunch Business Plan Competition, an event that allows Schuylkill County entrepreneurs to request and earn up to $5,000 in startup or expansion funding.

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