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Penn State Beaver graduates, still wearing gowns, talk with fellow students.

Internships lead to full-time jobs for Beaver IST students

Beaver Instructor Ashu Kumar tells his students they need to display clarity, confidence and commitment if they want to succeed. Those qualities have resulted in full-time jobs for three IST graduates.
Chancellor Cushman hands Alexa Di Pietrantonio a framed certificate.

Students, faculty, staff honored at campus’ 50th Annual Awards Ceremony

Penn State Beaver recognized more than 30 students, faculty and staff for excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, teaching and research at the 50th Annual Awards Ceremony.
Cassandra Miller-Butterworth and two students transfer liquid into beaker.

Beaver biology professor stars in a book published by local fifth-graders

Cassandra Miller-Butterworth consulted on, and stars in, a book about the plight of little brown bats, written by Kennedi Emery, left, and Kaitlyn Desrochers, students at Baden Academy.
Professor Stephanie Cabarcas-Petroski holds an ophthalmoscope up to a student's eye.

Biology: It's in the genes

Professor Cabarcas-Petroski uses a data to compare normal tissues to cancer tissues, making connections other researchers have either overlooked or not yet discovered.
An inmate dressed in a prison jumpsuit holds a book that says Bridges to Life on the cover.

Administration of Justice: Building bridges

Bridges to Life, a program run by Penn State Beaver Administration of Justice students at the Beaver County Jail, is helping victims and offenders heal by encouraging them to come together and share their stories.
Lesli Kelly, wearing her chef's uniform, poses in front of a tree.

University establishes memorial scholarship in chef's name

The Lesli Jo Stone Memorial Endowed Scholarship was created by the University with an investment of $50,000, to ensure that Stone's legacy of service won’t be forgotten.
Ashu Kumar talks to members of advisory board while standing in IST lab.

Beaver launches business advisory group

The group will serve as consultants to area businesses and non-profits, identifying their specific problems and challenges and connecting them with faculty and students who may be able to provide solutions.
Graduate Taejsha McBride hugs her daughter.

Congratulations, graduates

Twenty-nine student received their degrees in nine academic areas on Friday, Dec. 15, in the Student Union Building Auditorium.
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.