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Penn State students take a group photo with local residents from Beaumont Texas.

Penn State students Aid Help in Hurricane Harvey Relief

Penn State students from around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania gave up their Spring Break to opt for an Alternative Spring Break assisting in the Hurricane Harvey relief. Penn State Greater Allegheny (PSUGA) was one of the participating campuses.

Student smiles as campus favorite barista prepares coffee

Class honors campus favorite by making donation to Equality Now in her name.

MCKEESPORT, Pa.— “I wanted to introduce my students to the gender problems of the world in a larger context than what we discuss in the United States,” says Elizabeth Mazur.

Mazur, associate professor of Psychology at Penn State Greater Allegheny, teaches one Psychology class Psychology of Gender-Psych 479, that they can make a difference through the “Make A Grant Project.”

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.
Students reveal donation total at 2017's All That’s Jazz scholarship benefit.

'All That's Jazz' takes campus to the 1920s

Faculty, students, staff and honored guests enjoyed an evening of jazz, delicious food and investing in the futures of Greater Allegheny students at the 14th annual "All That’s Jazz" scholarship event.
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.
Before the NAMIWalks 5K, the Greater Allegheny campus team stopped for a photo. Pictured: Back row: Erin Kendall, Steven Hayes, Payton Burnsworth, Marino Swanson, Natalie DiGuillo, Michael Edmondson. Center row: Barbara Kendall, Camille Mickle, Winter Holmes, Jackson Buchko, Elizabeth Mazur, Livia Bodner, Jacqueline Edmondson. Front row: Melissa Turner, Ke’ira Williams.

Psych students walk for mental health

Students of the Psychological Association of Greater Allegheny recently organized a NAMIWalks team and nearly tripled their fundraising goal.
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.
people standing near small food pantry

Campus helps to combat food insecurity

On September 6, a crew at Penn State Greater Allegheny broke ground on a new community garden with the hopes of helping to combat food insecurity in the local neighborhoods.

      food in·se·cu·ri·ty
      noun   1. the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.

students dressed up holding big check

14th Annual All That's Jazz Scholarship Benefit set for October 14th

Penn State Greater Allegheny will celebrate 14 years of great jazz music, delicious food, fun, and fellowship at the 14th annual All That’s Jazz Scholarship Benefit.

The events will be held Saturday, October 14 in the Student Community Center on campus. 

More than $1 million has been raised for scholarships in the past 13 years through All That’s Jazz.