For Penn State students across Pennsylvania, one year of fundraising to support children fighting pediatric cancer culminated February 17-19 in a 46-hour no-sleeping, no-sitting dance marathon at University Park in the Bryce Jordan Center.
After earning her bachelor's degree in human development and family studies from the Brandywine campus, Penn State alumna Cara Colantuono went on to start Support Homeless Veterans (SHV) — a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness among U.S. veterans in the Philadelphia region.
Jake Fida, an information sciences and technology major at Penn State Brandywine, does not fit the typical student mold. At the age of 18, Fida joined the United States Marine Corps, serving for four years in Djibouti, Kuwait and on a carrier before being honorably discharged from active duty in October 2015.
When Penn State Brandywine senior Heather Gartside began her independent research capstone, she knew that she wanted to take a unique approach to the project — and has made a deep impact on her community as a result.
The Penn State Brandywine women’s volleyball team partnered with the Side-Out Foundation by hosting its sixth annual Dig Pink weekend tournament Sept. 17-18. The event raised money and awareness for breast cancer research and support.
Hunger is not a distant social issue — it's one that impacts thousands of local individuals, including college students. At Penn State Brandywine, students, faculty and staff have taken action to combat student hunger by creating a new campus service: a food pantry called the Brandywine CUB-Board.