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Psychology major receives scholarship for service to African American community

A Penn State World Campus student received a Penn State scholarship for her service to the African American community. Tamara Aharon, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology student, is one of the recipients of the 2023 Fannie Lou Hamer – W.E.B. DuBois Service Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to full-time, degree-seeking Penn State students who are excellent scholars and actively engaged in service to the African American community.

Penn State World Campus online bachelor's, graduate programs ranked by U.S. News | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State World Campus’ comprehensive portfolio of online degree programs has been included in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report’s "Best Online Programs" rankings. The annual rankings, released Jan. 24, recognize bachelor’s programs and master’s degree programs in disciplines like business, engineering and education, as well as specialties within certain programs. The list also rates the best programs for veterans.

U.S. News rankings include bachelor's, graduate programs

Penn State World Campus’s comprehensive portfolio of online degree programs has been included in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings. The annual rankings, which were released January 24, recognize bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in disciplines like business, engineering, and education, as well as specialties within certain programs. The list also rates the best programs for veterans.

Penn State World Campus students, staff participate in Day of Service | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State World Campus students and staff volunteered in multiple cities in honor of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Penn Staters spent some of their weekends helping sort donations, organizing store shelves, and cleaning warehouse space. Penn State World Campus is hosting a month-long "Acts of Service" initiative from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15.

World Campus students create community through new group | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jennifer Volatile has been juggling the responsibilities of being a parent and an online learner. As she got back into learning, Volatile longed for a sense of support and belonging. “When I started back, my challenges were different than other students’ because I didn’t know how to separate myself from being a mom, wife, and having a job, to taking time for myself to pursue my passions — to pursue my dreams,” Volatile said.

Students with Children Club offers support for parents

Jennifer Volatile has been juggling the responsibilities of being a parent and an online learner. As she got back into learning, Volatile longed for a sense of support and belonging. “When I started back, my challenges were different than other students’ because I didn’t know how to separate myself from being a mom, wife, and having a job, to taking time for myself to pursue my passions — to pursue my dreams,” Volatile said.

Penn State World Campus celebrates its Fall 2022 graduates | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Business owner Jennifer Zeares had just started a beard-care company and planned a year’s worth of marketing and in-person sale events. But when the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world in March 2020, the business was forced to the back burner. “I should go back and get my degree,” Zeares recalled thinking. Zeares had initially enrolled in college after graduating high school a year early but left when her father died in 1997.

Penn State World Campus celebrates its Fall 2022 graduates

Business owner Jennifer Zeares had just started a beard care company and planned a year’s worth of marketing and in-person sale events. But when the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the world in March 2020, the business was forced to the back burner. “I should go back and get my degree,” Zeares recalled thinking. Zeares had initially enrolled in college after graduating high school a year early but left when her father died in 1997.

CEDEV celebrates 15th anniversary

Tanja Hernandez was working in community nonprofits and sought additional knowledge about how to inspire change in her community. She had a background in public policy and administration but experienced a need for more specialized information about community development and engagement. Hernandez found the knowledge she wanted through the Master of Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development, which is offered online through Penn State World Campus.

CEDEV program marks 15 years online with World Campus | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tanja Hernandez was working in community nonprofits and sought additional knowledge about how to inspire change in her community. She had a background in public policy and administration, but experienced a need for more specialized information about community development and engagement. Hernandez found the knowledge she wanted through the Master of Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development, which is offered online through Penn State World Campus.

State College Borough, Centre County recognize military service in November | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Local government officials will honor the service and sacrifice of military service members, veterans and their families with proclamations announced in coordination with Penn State’s 11th annual Military Appreciation Week. State College Borough officials issued a proclamation on Oct. 3 at its regular public meeting. The proclamation recognized Military Appreciation Week in the borough from Nov. 4 through Nov. 12.

Concert to kick off 2022 Military Appreciation Week | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Join Penn State for a night of Grammy Award-winning jazz, soul and blues music at the first annual Military Appreciation Week Concert. The Penn State Military Appreciation Committee together with The State Theatre will present Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears along with Cedric Burnside, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at The State Theatre in downtown State College.

Homecoming events scheduled for World Campus students

Penn State World Campus students, alumni, staff, and faculty can participate in a number of events during Penn State’s 2022 Homecoming celebration during the week of October 17–22. Homecoming activities include a mix of in-person and virtual events, so World Campus community members from all over the globe can participate. The virtual events include a paint night, a spirit contest, a trivia night, and more.

Homecoming events scheduled for World Campus students | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State World Campus students, alumni, staff and faculty can participate in a number of events during Penn State’s 2022 Homecoming celebration during the week of October 17-22. Homecoming activities include a mix of in-person and virtual events, so World Campus community members from all over the globe can participate. The virtual events include a paint night, a spirit contest, a trivia night and more.

Volunteers needed for Military Appreciation Tailgate on Nov. 12 | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Volunteers are needed at the Penn State Military Appreciation Tailgate for service members, veterans and their families on Saturday, Nov. 12. The tailgate precedes the 11th annual Penn State Military Appreciation Football game, when the Nittany Lions will take on the University of Maryland. The tailgate will be held three-and-a-half hours before kick-off.
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