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Regis and Barbara Becker

Regis and Barbara Becker fund scholarship at Penn State Greater Allegheny

Regis Becker, alumnus and chief ethics and compliance officer at Penn State, has established an Open Doors Scholarship with wife Barbara. The $30,000 scholarship will be matched 2:1, turning the $30,000 scholarship into a $90,000 scholarship.
Students stand with homeowners outside a Houston residence damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Penn State students spend break renovating Texas homes damaged by hurricane

More than 100 students from six Penn State campuses spent spring break in Texas, cleaning out homes that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. "It's easy to repair a house," one said. "It's not as easy to put a home back together."
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Greater Allegheny Alumni Society to sell Creamery ice cream and grilled stickies

The Penn State Greater Allegheny Alumni Society is bringing back the Penn State Creamery Ice Cream and Ye Old College Diner Stickie Sale.
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Photographer Aaron Regal presents Pittsburgh photo project to students

Photographer Aaron Regal presents a showcase of photos to students of the ever-changing town of East Liberty in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Three students in front of a computer researching for the Pittsburgh Literature Project in an office.

Students help develop the Pittsburgh Literature Project with James Jaap

The Pittsburgh Literature Project is a new undertaking by James Jaap, associate teaching professor at Penn State Greater Allegheny. The project is set to incorporate students in English 496, where they will research authors, novelists and artists from the greater Pittsburgh region and bring recognition to their literary works.
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Alandra Kahl publishes second book, 'Management of Environmental Impacts'

Alandra Kahl, assistant teaching professor of engineering in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Penn State Greater Allegheny, recently published a new book titled “Management of Environmental Impacts.” In the book Kahl dives into environmental concerns and addresses ways in which society can safely preserve the environment, focusing on the future, climate change and global innovation.
Penn State students repair bicycles during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service project.

Penn State campuses partner on MLK Day service projects

Students from six Penn State campuses, including Penn State Behrend, participated in public service projects in Erie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They repaired bicycles, ran bingo games and sorted clothes at a community shelter.
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.

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