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Penn State McKeesport Alumni Society Scoops Ice Cream at International Village

The Penn State McKeesport Alumni Society will have a  Penn State Creamery Ice Cream booth at the City of McKeesport's International Village on August 15, 16, and 17, 2006. Alumni will be serving Creamery favorites, including Peachy Paterno, Butter Pecan and Death by Chocolate. Ye Olde College Diner Grilled Stickies will also be served a la mode. Half-gallons of ice cream will also be available for sale. All proceeds benefit the Penn State McKeesport Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Jazz Greats Warren Vache and Joe Negri to Perform at Scholarship Benefit

Renowned trumpet soloist Warren Vaché and Pittsburgh treasure Joe Negri will be the featured musicians at Penn State McKeesport's third annual All That's Jazz scholarship benefit on Saturday, November 4, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. in the campus' Student Community Center.  Proceeds will be added to the Penn State McKeesport Scholarship Fund.

Summer Transfer Night and Adult Student Drop-in Scheduled

Penn State McKeesport will host two information programs for adult and prospective transfer students this summer. Prospective students who have previous undergraduate academic work can bring a copy of their transcripts and our admissions staff will perform an informal evaluation of the courses for transfer to Penn State. The fall semester begins on Tuesday, September 5, 2006. The two programs will take place: Tuesday, July 18, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Pathways to Success Closing Achievement Gap

  Two school districts.Two local foundations.Two program models.One goal:  Close the achievement gap for elementary and middle school students struggling with math and reading. Penn State McKeesport Continuing Education (CE) is piloting the Pathways to Success program in the East Alleghenyand the WashingtonCountyAreaSchool Districts. Dr.

2006 Alumni Interest Survey

Dear Fellow Alum: Did you know that as a dues paying member of the Penn State Alumni Association (PSAA), you are automatically a member of the Penn State McKeesport Alumni Society and your have a voice in our future? 

Penn State McKeesport Business Students in Marketing Contest

A team of Penn State McKeesport business students captured third place in the Pittsburgh American Marketing Association contest held recently.  The contest, an annual event open to area college students, matches teams of marketing  students with non-profits in the area who wish to develop a marketing initiative.  The students become the marketing consultant for the non-profit as they establish a plan and its implementation.

New Students Begin Summer Advising Program

During the months of June and July, Penn State McKeesport invites newly admitted first-year students to a FTCAP session.  FTCAP (pronounced FIT-CAP) is an acronym for First-year Testing, Counseling, and Assessment Program. This University-wide advising program gives students the opportunity to examine their academic abilities, interests, and educational plans before their first semester of classes. Students receive their invitation to FTCAP after completing their on-line placement tests and their Educational Planning Survey.

Spend a Summer Evening at Penn State McKeesport

Join us at one of Penn State McKeesport's Spend a Summer Evening programs! This program is designed for students and parents seeking information on admissions, academics, and student life at Penn State McKeesport. The evening's agenda will also include a campus tour plus a refreshing treat perfect for a summer evening. The two programs will take place: Tuesday, June 27, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Ostermayer Room, Student Community Center &

Dual Enrollment Celebration Scheduled

High school juniors and seniors who participated in Penn State McKeesport's Dual Enrollment High School Program this past spring will be honored at an upcoming Dual Enrollment Celebration. Penn State McKeesport faculty and staff along with the students' high school staff will be in attendance to congratulate those who were able to jumpstart their college education at Penn State. For more information, please call 412-675-9010.

Fifty-Six Graduates Receive Diplomas

Chancellor Curtiss E. Porter, Ph.D. conferred degrees on fifty-six students at Penn State McKeesport's spring commencement on May 13.  Diplomas were awarded in a number of areas, including business, communications, applied psychology, information sciences and technology (IST). Penn State alumnus Ronald R. Davenport, chairman of Sheridan Broadcasting Corp.

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