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Beaver student Ty Cole sits at picnic table on campus.

Scoring a dream job

Corporate Communications major Ty Cole is working as the community relations intern for the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. It's the type of work he hopes to do full time after graduation in May.
Andrea Patrucco points to a projection screen.

Andrea Patrucco: Delivering the goods

Assistant Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management Andrea Patrucco can sum up his field in four words: Plan. Source. Make. Deliver.
A student wearing a construction hat looks down from the 17th floor of a building.

Keeping it real

What happens when engineering professor Jim Hendrickson meets a Beaver alum who works at the nation's sixth-largest, coal-fired power plant? A learning experience, of course.
A student peers into a tomato plant searching for ripe fruti.

Campus garden helps to feed the community

What began as a class project is now a vital part of helping Beaver County fight food insecurity.
Student actors run down a hallway.

Can we stop the violence?

A group of experts and the families of both victims and offenders – including the parents of James Holmes – will gather at Penn State Beaver in October to discuss the links between mental health and violence and the ways we may be able to curb the bloodshed.
Campus entrance sign with pond and amphitheater in background.

Resourceful engineering students save iconic campus sign from demise

When the P and the B from Penn State Beaver’s iconic “chimney stack” entrance sign went missing, the campus called on Senior Engineering Instructor Jim Hendrickson and two of his students to find a fix.
Graduate Khalia Adams smiles and walks up the aisle after the ceremony.

Congratulations class of 2017

On May 5, 43 students received their degrees from Penn State Beaver and got a little advice from Penn State alum Mia Aquino, who told them "Use your voice. Be heard."
View, through caged door, of a nearly empty room in a former mental hospital.

Asylum seekers

Assistant Professor Marissa Mendoza took her History of Psychology students to Weston, West Virginia, where they toured the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and watched research and lectures come to life.
Forward Peri Coleman watches the game from the bench.

You're gonna hear them roar

Katie Work and Peri Coleman are the first, and only, women skating for the Fightin' Beavs Inline Hockey team, proving that, in college as in life, you can be anything you want to be.
Boxes of food sit on the floor of the food bank warehouse.

Fixing the food crisis

Beaver faculty and students have received a Pepsi Mini Grant to fund the creation of a community garden, a digitized food map and a food rescue program.

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