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Omar Ashour, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, Awarded College's First Early Career Professorship

When Dr. Omar Ashour graduated from high school, he was accepted into both medical and engineering schools. But which to choose?

Ashour’s grandmother counseled him to pick medicine. “I remember her saying that it was much better to save lives than to sell detergent, which is what her perception of industrial engineering was.”

Read Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh's Commencement Address, "Future Imperfect"

In keeping with Penn State Behrend's longstanding tradition of inviting a member of the faculty to address graduation candidates and their guests, Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh, professor of accounting and management information systems, was the speaker at the Friday, May 6, commencement at Erie Insurance Arena. 

Greg Zimmerman '02 Honored With 2016 Penn State Alumni Achievement Award

Mechanical Engineering Technology alumnus Gregory A. Zimmerman ’02 is a 2016 recipient of Penn State’s Alumni Achievement Award, a celebration of accomplished alumni age 35 or younger.

Zimmerman is director of global application and product engineering for SKF Aerospace, a leading supplier of bearings, seals and structural components for aviation engines and frames. He directs a multinational team of engineers who support SKF Group’s sales professionals and customers.

Accounting Graduate Bruce A. Gray '80 is 2015 Alumni Fellow

Oil City native Bruce A. Gray, a senior vice president at Bank of America, has been named Penn State Behrend’s 2015 Alumni Fellow. Gray graduated from the college in 1980 with a degree in accounting.

Read the Commencement Address by Michael Woycheck '97, "Your Opportunity"

Michael A. Woycheck '97, who was the Farewell speaker at the commencement where he was awarded a B.S. in Management Information Systems, gave the Commencement Address at the December 16 ceremony in Junker Center.

Read Dr. Soledad Traverso's Commencement Faculty Address, "Surrealism in Everyday Life"

Professor of Spanish Dr. Soledad Traverso gave a Faculty Address titled “Surrealism in Everyday Life” at the fall 2016 commencement in Junker Center.

Trustee Emeritus Ted Junker Dies

Edward P. “Ted” Junker III, a Penn State trustee emeritus and 40-year member of the Penn State Behrend Council of Fellows, died Dec. 10 at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He was 79.

Alumnus Picked for MIT Top Innovators List

The 43 muscles in your face can form 10,000 unique expressions. Ehsan Hoque, a 2004 graduate of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, programmed a computer to interpret all of them – and then teach you to do better.

Alumna Wins Gold Medal at Paralympic Games in Rio

Penn State Behrend graduate Shawn Morelli, a soccer player who turned to cycling after being injured by a bomb blast in Afghanistan, won the first U.S. gold medal at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro on Sept. 8. She finished first in the 3,000-meter C4 individual pursuit, a track race.

Morelli, 40, finished in 3:59.407, more than four seconds ahead of her closest competitor.

College to Celebrate Life of Late Benefactor Kay Logan

The mural on the wall of Kay Hardesty Logan’s summer home is a tribute to the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, which launched Mrs. Logan’s career in music. The woman at its center is playing a flute solo.

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