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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.
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.
 Greater Allegheny campus students reveal donation total at this year’s All That’s Jazz scholarship benefit on October 14th.

Greater Allegheny travels to the 1920s with 'All That’s Jazz'

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 se levanta'

“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 in coordination with Brother’s Brother Foundation and the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
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 club donates to Pittsburgh mental health efforts

For the fourth year, Psychological Association of Greater Allegheny students organized a NAMIWalks team. This event kicks off a year of community-based club initiatives, such as the upcoming Middle School Mentor Program.
Lion Plaza in autumn

Penn State MBA in Cranberry Township to hold two information sessions

Penn State’s part-time master of business administration degree program in Pittsburgh will host two fall events for prospective students Oct. 16 and 26.
Ledbetter and Dr. Edmondson smile as they meet Franco Harris at a The Pittsburgh Promise event.

New grant makes living on campus easier

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.
Mark Gruskin

Long-time supporter makes another commitment to Greater Allegheny campus

Mark Gruskin's fond memories and the fact that he grew up in Western Pennsylvania are two of the reasons he decided to renew his commitment to Penn State Greater Allegheny by making a $50,000 pledge to the Open Doors scholarship program.
students load cases of water on to truck

Black Student Union at Greater Allegheny supports hurricane relief

Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Black Student Union is collecting items to send to families affected by the recent hurricanes. Specifically, they are collecting water and non-perishable food items. Representatives from the club made their first drop-off of items to the Salvation Army branch in Greentree, Pennsylvania, on Friday, Sept. 22.

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