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Student Derrick Ferrer Standing in front of Penn State Greater Allegheny Logo

Greater Allegheny exchange student interns with McKeesport Little Theater

Exchange student Derrick Ferrer, from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, is studying at Penn State Greater Allegheny and interning for the McKeesport Little Theater this spring semester.
Honorees of the 2018 EPIC and Academic Achievement Awards Holding Their Awards

Penn State Greater Allegheny honors exceptional students with first EPIC Awards

Penn State Greater Allegheny recently celebrated its inaugural "Empowering Purpose through Individual and Cultural-Awareness" (EPIC) awards ceremony to honor exceptional students inside and outside of the classroom.
Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke

 Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Tarana Burke Streaming of Tarana’s speech will be available Thursday, March 22, at 8:00 p.m. EDT  

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.
Three Penn State students repair bicycles at the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network bike warehouse.

MLK Day bikes

Shannon Josefoski, right, cleans a bicycle at the Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network in Erie. Josefoski, a student at Penn State New Kensington, was one of 50 students who participated in Erie service projects on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Two Penn State Behrend students paint a hallway during a MLK Day service project.

MLK Day painters

Will Taylor, an Americorps VISTA intern at Penn State Behrend, and Ashlyn Kelly, a senior at the college, paint a hallway at the Lodge on Sass, a transitional housing shelter in Erie. A total of 50 Penn State students contributed to service projects in Erie on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Students bag meals for a community member.

Love is free

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.

Free Store launches at Greater Allegheny

Penn State Greater Allegheny opens their doors to the McKeesport and surrounding communities with the launch of Free Store 15132. The Free Store will supply customers with necessities, such as food and clothing, free of charge. 

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.

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