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Penn State Brandywine Graduate is an Inspiration to All

Corporate communications major Brittney Walker, of Yeadon, will finally fulfill a dream on Friday, Dec. 16, when she walks on stage to receive her diploma from Penn State Brandywine. Through much adversity, she has not just persevered; she has flourished.

Son Inspires Children's Book for Special Needs Children

Joanna McGowan's son, Christopher, was diagnosed with autism when he was just two years old. Since that day more than two years ago, McGowan, campus registrar at Penn State Brandywine, her husband, Dave, and their two sons have embarked on a difficult journey of healing, acceptance and never-ending love.

Students Spend Thanksgiving Studying, Exploring London

Over Thanksgiving break, 18 students and two faculty members embarked on an educational journey through London, England as part of Penn State Brandywine's Global Programs. The students took courses, completed projects that required them to explore the city on their own or with their peers and even interacted with the locals.

Brandywine Students Learn Leadership Strategies

Ten Penn State Brandywine students attended the National Center for Student Leadership Fall 2011 Conference in Miami, Fla. earlier this month. The conference consisted of three days of presentations and workshops that were aimed at offering students the opportunity to build upon the leadership skills needed to improve themselves as well as their campus communities.

Graduate Releases First Album under Realize Records

Penn State grad John McManus, of Media, released a compilation of music on November 1 under independent record label, Realize Records, in Los Angeles. The album, titled "613," has an "indie" alternative sound to it and was inspired by McManus' desire to "share his life thoughts through music," he said, adding that he uses music as a vehicle for expressing his feelings in the hopes that others can relate.

Distinguished Professor Finalist for Prestigious Literary Prize

Distinguished Professor of English Adam J. Sorkin was shortlisted for the British Poetry Society's Corneliu M. Popescu Prize for Poetry Translated from a European Language into English. His nomination stemmed from a translation of Mircea Ivanescu's "Lines Poems Poetry," published by the University of Plymouth Press. This work, along with five others, was honored by selection as part of the group of finalists out of an initial pool of 73 submissions.  Sorkin's translation of a book of poems by Marin Sorescu, "The Bridge," won this prize in 2005.

Brandywine Tennis Team Wins PSUAC Championships

The Penn State Brandywine tennis team finished first in the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) Championships last weekend, October 21 through 23. The new champs finished the regular season undefeated with a 9-0 record in the PSUAC and an overall score of 78 in the championships, followed by Penn College with a score of 55.

HDFS Researchers Meet Families at Senator's Kid's Fun Fair

Current and former students from Penn State Brandywine joined Senator Dominic Pileggi's fifth annual Kids' Fun Fair to engage with local families and discuss their research on child development on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Sun Valley High School in Aston. Two current students and one alumna accompanied Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Jennifer Zosh to represent the campus' new Brandywine Child Development Lab (BCDL), where they explore how young children learn.

Campus Receives $15,000 PA Liquor Control Board Grant

Penn State Brandywine received a $15,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) as part of the Alcohol Education Grant program, which helps organizations across the state curb underage drinking. The campus has been awarded the maximum amount of funds for the past two years.

Students Reenact History at Local Cemetery

Several Penn State Brandywine students donned nineteenth century garb and gave a walking tour of Cumberland Cemetery on Sunday, Sept. 25. Junior Eileen Fresta created the tour during her summer internship at the cemetery.

Fresta researched some of the most important people interred at Cumberland Cemetery and explored what life was like in Delaware County hundreds of years ago. She used her findings to create a tour that included anecdotes about the lives of the cemetery's inhabitants.

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