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Penn State to recognize class of 2020 with virtual commencement ceremony

In response to the growing coronavirus pandemic, orders from the state government and recommendations from global public health organizations, Penn State will hold its spring 2020 commencement ceremony via livestream on May 9. The virtual ceremony will recognize all Penn State undergraduate students and all graduate students in the Penn State Graduate School.

Danielle Guth

Brandywine psychology major Danielle Guth serves as president of DMAX and vice president of Active Minds. Both campus clubs have gone “online” to support students during the coronavirus pandemic.

Brandywine makes donation

Penn State Brandywine donated gloves, protective suits and safety glasses to the Delaware County Emergency Services Department for use by medical personnel and first responders. Chancellor Marilyn Wells (left) presented the personal protective equipment to Emergency Services Director Tim Boyce (center) and Delaware County Council Member Christine Reuther (right). The equipment is typically used in campus science labs.

Laura Guertin

Penn State Brandywine Professor of Earth Science Laura Guertin, who is now teaching her classes remotely, has added fun science facts to the front door of her Media home.

Victor Ficarra

Penn State Brandywine junior Victor Ficarra is using online video conferencing for remote learning, student club meetings and keeping in touch with friends.

Penn State Brandywine students adjust to remote learning

Transitioning 1,300 college students from in-person classes to remote learning with only a few days’ notice is no easy feat, but in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Penn State Brandywine was able to make the switch with minimal impact on students’ coursework.