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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.

Students clapping at Commencement

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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. 

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.