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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.
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.
A photo of Russ Brignano sits beside books on a shelf.

In their own words

In honor of Black History Month, a reminder that Beaver's African-American autobiography collection - the only one of its kind in the university system - is open to the public through a community borrower's card.
Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Students forge a path for restorative justice

Five students from Penn State will help launch Bridges to Life, a restorative justice program, in Beaver County this spring.
Jamie Silicki poses with her lion statue after winning the Walker Award.

Alumni Spotlight: Jamie Silicki

Jamie Silicki is the board president of Crisis Center North, a Pittsburgh-based domestic violence nonprofit organization that's been in existence longer than she's been alive.
Eight Beaver students pose with their "All In" T-shirts in the Bistro.

Beaver goes 'all in'

Penn State Beaver students prove their commitment to "All In," a university-wide diversity and inclusivity initiative.
Eva Zhou sits with classmates in the Bistro.

‘I wanted to experience a different life’

In high school, Xiaoying “Eva” Zhou spent a week living with an American family in Pittsburgh and attending classes at Shadyside Academy. Upon returning to her home in Shanghai, Zhou immediately began hatching a plan to attend an American university. She chose Penn State.
Jessica Findling and a friend pose in their caps and gowns in front of the Lion Shrine.

Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Findling

Psychology graduate Jessica Findling found her way - and her confidence - at Penn State Beaver.
Penn State Beaver students take a break from volunteering to pose with the Franklin Center's Valerie McElvy.

Paint the town

As part of New Student Orientation, Beaver’s Class of 2020 will join community members and artists in Aliquippa to paint wooden pallets, which will then be affixed to broken windows and doors, turning a few blighted city blocks along Franklin Avenue into a sea of form and color.
Former student Mia Aquino poses on a dock.

Alumni Spotlight: Mia Aquino

Made to Measure is disrupting the traditional television model and the fashion space, and Mia Aquino is leading the way online.