Fall 2008 Commencement

Chancellor Curtiss E. Porter, Ph.D., conferred degrees on 39 students at Penn State Greater Allegheny?s fall commencement on Thursday, Dec. 18 in the Wunderley Gymnasium.  Diplomas were awarded in a number of areas, including organizational leadership, political science, business, communications, applied psychology, and information sciences and technology.

Mary Preuss, a member of the Penn State Greater Allegheny faculty since 1989, was the keynote speaker at commencement. Currently a professor of Spanish and comparative literature, Preuss has traveled extensively in Mexico and Latin America.  Her research has focused on the Mayan civilization in Mexico and Guatemala where she has recorded, transcribed, and translated ancient oral literature in an effort to preserve the stories of the Yucatec-Maya language and heritage for future generations.