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STUDENTS EARN AWARDS FOR VOLUNTEERISM

Penn State Brandywine students Christopher Bakey, engineering, and JacQuita Lessane', HDFS, have been chosen to receive the AmeriCorps Education Award and a Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their unwavering dedication to volunteerism. As campus representatives to Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania, AmeriCorps' Education Award program, for the last year, they were each required to volunteer 450 hours throughout the academic year.

CAMPUS AWARDED $39,000 FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Penn State Brandywine has received a one-year grant of $39,000 to benefit student scholarships from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust, West Conshohocken.

EARTHQUAKE MONITOR TO BE INSTALLED ON CAMPUS

A member of Penn State University's department of geosciences at University Park will install an earthquake monitoring station on the Penn State Brandywine campus in the next few weeks. The station will be part of a new seismic network being established for the state of Pennsylvania and will be connected to the national network. 

In the wake of the earthquake in New Jersey early Monday, this new  technology could prove to be a valuable educational and outreach tool for students and the local community. Dr.

STUDENTS RAISE DONATIONS FOR PHILADELPHIA CHILDREN

Did you know that Philadelphia has one of the highest child poverty rates in our nation?  Local food pantries help to alleviate child poverty and hunger, but donations often suffer in the summertime as people are more likely to donate during the cold winter months.  This summer has been especially tough since federal funding for food pantries has been cut, and the failing economy has slowed individual donations even more than usual.

One of Penn State Brandywine's own faculty members, Dr.

SORKIN TRANSLATES POEMS OF RENOWNED ROMANIAN WRITER

Adam J. Sorkin, distinguished professor of English at Penn State Brandywine, recently published a new book of translated poetry by one of Romania's most prominent younger poets.

Sorkin, of Havertown, collaborated primarily with the author, Ruxandra Cesereanu, to translate the poems found in Crusader-Woman, published by Black Widow Press, Boston. Cesereanu is the author of nine books of poetry, five books of fiction, and significant essays on the Romanian political prisons and political torture in the twentieth century.

"THE FIRST TEN YEARS"

Freshmen write book on Brandywine's beginnings

SPRING 2008 COMMENCEMENT

Over 100 students received their degrees

GALA HONORS ALUMS AND RAISES SCHOLARHIP DOLLARS

In keeping with the "40th" theme throughout the past year, Penn State Brandywine raised more than $40,000 for student scholarships at its 40th Anniversary Gala May 10.

GUERTIN RECEIVES CONGRESSIONAL CITATION

Laura Guertin, associate professor of earth and mineral sciences at Penn State Brandywine, received a congressional citation from Delaware County U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak, April 28, on campus. Guertin received the award for all of the community service activities she has initiated and organized at Penn State Brandywine, including those for the 40 Acts of Kindness and Civic Engagement campaign this year as part of the campus' 40th anniversary celebration.

Campus Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska said the honor was well deserved. "I am delighted and proud that Dr.

ESPARRAGOZA FIRST RECIPIENT OF FRANZ AWARD

Ivan Esparragoza, associate professor of engineering at Penn State Brandywine, was named the first winner of the George W. Franz Advising and Mentoring Award at the campus‚ Spring Honors Convocation on April 17. The Franz award annually recognizes a faculty or staff member for his/her efforts in helping others to achieve their potential.

Esparragoza, a member of the faculty at Penn State Brandywine since 2001, goes above and beyond for his engineering students.

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