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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.
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.
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.
A view of the memorial at the American Cemetery at Normandy.

An American in Paris

This month, while studying abroad in France, Beaver student Sydney Jean splashed in a freezing ocean, went on a quest for bubble tea and visited the place she believes "every American has to see within their lifetime" - the American Cemetery in Normandy.
The sign as you enter the Austrian town of Niederwaldkirchen.

Auslandsemester

Abenteuer is German for adventure and Alexa DiPietrantonio, who is studying abroad in Vienna this spring, enjoyed several adventures over her European Spring Break. Read her latest blog entry, where she details her visit to the real "Sound of Music" house and her night at a silent disco.
Penn State Beaver graduates, professors and guests look toward stage at commencement.

'Be proud of the work you've done'

Eighteen students participated in the campus' Dec. 16 commencement ceremony, receiving degrees in administration of justice, business, communications, information sciences and technology, and psychology.

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