Students bag meals for a community member.

Love is free

As part of new campus initiatives to combat clothing and food insecurities in the Pittsburgh region, Greater Allegheny campus has opened Free Store 15132 to provide community members with necessities at no cost. The store will be managed by students through volunteer work, providing them with valuable real-world experiences.
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Students Pedro Escobar and Marcos Lopez collect a donation from Dash Phuyel in a can wrapped in a drawing of the Puerto Rican flag outside of Café Metro.

'Puerto Rico rises'

“Puerto Rico se levanta” is the phrase serving as inspiration as the island begins to rebuild, translating to “Puerto Rico rises.” Puerto Rican students at Greater Allegheny campus are spearheading a collection for Hurricane Maria victims.
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Jalen Ledbetter and Jacqueline Edmondson talk with Chair Franco Harris at The Pittsburgh Promise event on Sept. 27 at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh.

New grant to live on campus

In the fall of 2018 Penn State Greater Allegheny will begin offering a new grant and resources for eligible students living on campus. The grant is a result of an initiative by The Pittsburgh Promise, the Preferred College Program.
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MaryEllen Higgins answers a student’s question in class.

Restoring Africa’s forgotten films

Several classics of African cinema have been lost, discarded or forgotten. MaryEllen Higgins, associate professor of English at Penn State Greater Allegheny, attended the Africa in Motion Film Festival in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, where she presented on the importance of restoring Africa’s cinema archives.
Students bag a thanksgiving meal for a community member.

Repurposing to make a difference

As part of new campus initiatives to combat clothing and food insecurities in the Pittsburgh region, Greater Allegheny campus has opened Free Store 15132 to provide community members with necessities at no cost. The store will be managed by students through volunteer work, providing them with valuable real-world experiences.
Verónica Montecinos teaches her sociology of gender course.

Professor publishes book on women in executive office

Professor of Sociology Verónica Montecinos’s edited volume of “Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies” analyzes the cultural, institutional and policy dimensions of the ascent of women to executive power. The book includes several theoretical chapters and eight country studies in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
James Jaap reads Willa Cather in his office in front of book shelf

Greater Allegheny's James Jaap elected to Willa Cather foundation board

James Jaap, associate teaching professor of English at Penn State Greater Allegheny, has recently been elected to a three-year term on the Willa Cather Foundation Board of Governors.
Johnathan White interviews Dr. Michael Eric Dyson on stage at Crossing Bridges: A Summit

Heard on Campus: Michael Eric Dyson

Building Bridges: A Summit brought together Greater Allegheny campus neighbors, community leaders and students to open up dialogue on how the campus can play a role in bridging racial divides in the region.