August 22, 2008
Penn State Greater Allegheny hosted an Academic Convocation on Friday, August 22 at the Wunderely Gymnasium. Chancellor Curtiss E. Porter, Ph.D. served as master of ceremonies along with Kurt Torell, Ph.D., director of academic affairs and associate professor of philosophy, who organized a pinning ceremony for the incoming class. Keynote speaker was retired USAF Colonel and NASA Astronaut, Guion S. Bluford, the first African American in space (as mission specialist on the Space Shuttle Challenger).
After the ceremony, an all campus picnic was held on the William L.Buck Family Green where students and their families enjoyed the company of faculty and staff.