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Professor Cole wins Prestigious Award

Penn State Brandywine Professor of English Phyllis Cole was honored last month with the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award of the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society. An active member of the group for more than two decades, Cole said the award was not only a surprise, but also humbling.

"The company I am in makes this a really significant honor," she said. "The people who have won this award are nationally and internationally-known Emerson scholars, at a time when Emerson's stock is very high. It's a recognition by a group of people I really value."

Annual Athletics Banquet Recognizes Excellence

Penn State Brandywine athletes were recognized for another great season at the 23rd annual Athletics Banquet on Sunday, May 15, at D'Ignazio's Towne House in Media.

Laura Patton, intramural and fitness center coordinator, said the banquet was held to recognize student athletes who have performed well during the season both in the classroom and on the field of play. 

Seventh Grade Girls Encouraged to Explore Math and Science

Penn State Brandywine held its twentieth annual Math Options event, warmly welcoming seventh grade girls from 24 local schools, who are interested in math and science, on Friday, May 20. The event encourages young girls to consider pursing math or science in the future and shows them just how fun it can be. The girls learn they can break the mold and be successful in these fields that are historically male-oriented.

Campus Welcomes Thousands to Celebrate Township's 325th Anniversary

Middletown Township made quite an impression during its 325th anniversary celebration and annual Community Day festival on Saturday, May 7 at Penn State Brandywine.

In addition to the more than 100 vendors and organizations that featured games, music, and great food and other items for sale, the Township kicked off the day of fun with a parade. Penn State Brandywine Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska made her way down the parade route in style, as she waved to onlookers from an American flag-clad corvette provided by the Delaware County Corvette Association.

Two Penn State Brandywine Students Present Research in Harrisburg

Two Penn State Brandywine Cooper Honors Scholars presented their research at the 8th Semi-Annual Undergraduate Research at the Capitol Event in Pennsylvania in April.

Twenty-six students from eleven Pennsylvania colleges and universities were selected for this honor, which showcases outstanding and award-winning projects by undergraduate students from Pennsylvania. Penn State was also represented by students from University Park.

Campus Raises $30,000 for Student Scholarships

Amidst a sea of smiling faces and cocktail dresses, friends of Penn State Brandywine came together at the campus' Spring Soiree at the Merion Cricket Club in April to help make education affordable for current and future students.

Together the group raised nearly $30,000 to benefit the Penn State Brandywine Student Scholarship Fund. The event's live and silent auctions included a Joe Paterno-signed football, vacation homes in Jamaica and Myrtle Beach, fine jewelry, Phillies autographed gear, tickets to the Philadelphia Orchestra and much more.

A Tragedy Becomes a Mission to Save Lives

One family's tragedy has become one class' combined mission for prevention education.

Last December, four-year-old Isabelle Jean Wage-Sindon, along with her father and paternal grandfather, were killed in a catastrophic house fire in Binghamton, N.Y. The house had no smoke detectors.

Students' Efforts Raise Money to Help Build Wells in Haiti

Where there's a will, there's a way, and Myra Goldschmidt's honors civic engagement students were determined last spring to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Inspired by the words of Brandywine alumnus and humanitarian, Aldo Magazzeni, who shared his experiences during a campus visit, they came up with an idea that led to unimagined success in raising funds for this purpose.

Alumna Living in Japan Reconnects with Campus to Bring Hope

Alumna Crystal Bowhall is still feeling the aftershocks of the earthquake that devastated northeastern Japan in March. A teacher in Nagano Prefecture, she reconnected with her alma mater to bring hope to her fifth and sixth graders.

Students Win Business-Related Competitions at State Conference

Five students from Penn State Brandywine competed and won awards at the State Leadership Conference for Phi Beta Lambda in Gettysburg. During the three-day Future Business Leaders of America conference, the students networked with other members and business professionals from throughout the state, attended workshops and general sessions and helped to elect next year's Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state officers.

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