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Happy 50th Brandywine

Penn State Brandywine celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first day of classes on Sept. 25 with cakes featuring historical photos, ice cream and apple pie.  The campus property had been both a dairy farm and apple orchard in the past. Chancellor Kristin Woolever (center) and the Nittany Lion were joined at the celebration by four members of the campus community who share Brandywine’s Sept. 25 birthday:  Head Softball Coach Mark Caserta, sophomore Brian Reynolds, freshman Brandon Welden and part-time instructor Thomas “Max” Guerin.

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Graduating students at Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrate their accomplishments at commencement, which was held at ArtsQuest, Bethlehem.

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Penn State Harrisburg spring 2017 commencement

Penn State Harrisburg Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni and Penn State head football coach James Franklin, who served as spring 2017 commencement keynote speaker, are Instagram ready right before the ceremony.  For more photos from commencement, visit  https://www.flickr.com/photos/penn-state-harrisburg/sets/72157683575221785/page1. 

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Penn State announces spring 2017 commencement events and speakers

This spring Penn State expects to award 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees. Following is a compilation of commencement ceremonies and speaker information for Penn State’s 24 locations.
Penn State Brandywine’s THON Dancers

Meet the three Brandywine students dancing at THON 2017

Most Penn Staters are familiar with THON, a completely student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. The organization’s efforts culminate each year with a 46-hour dance marathon in the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park, to which each participating Penn State campus sends dancers as representatives.
A group of students during commencement

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Penn State Lehigh Valley held its annual commencement ceremony on May 7 at ArtsQuest Center at Steelstacks in Bethlehem. The campus awarded associate and bachelor's degrees to over 100 students. Bill Phillips, Men's Health editor-in-chief and 1991 alumnus, was the featured speaker at the new venue.

President of SAP North America to speak at Brandywine commencement

Jennifer Morgan, president of SAP North America, will be the speaker at Penn State Brandywine’s spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. May 7 in the Commons Building Gymnasium on campus.
THON 2016

Believe Beyond Boundaries

VIDEO: Penn State Brandywine THON ranked in the top 10 among Penn State Commonwealth campuses by raising nearly $20,000 in the fight against pediatric cancer.

THON 2016 - Believe Beyond Boundaries

Penn State Brandywine THON ranked in the top 10 among Penn State Commonwealth campuses by raising nearly $20,000 in the fight against pediatric cancer. 

Two women celebrating Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving celebrations, food drives bring Penn State communities together

Each year, Penn State students, faculty and staff get together to celebrate Thanksgiving, learn about traditions and create their own. Here is a look at the food drives and dinners at Penn State locations around the state.