Penn State Behrend has added seven new members to its Council of Fellows. The 80-member council is composed of regional community and business leaders who advise Chancellor Ralph Ford and the campus' leadership team on issues related to economic development and regional need.
A team of Penn State Behrend students participated in Howard University’s 15th annual National Model African Union Summit. The four-day summit, sponsored by the African Union Mission and Member State Embassies in Washington, D.C., is a simulation of the proceedings of the African Union.
Mickie MacNicol, a junior nursing major at Penn State Behrend, will combine her passions for humanitarianism and photography this spring. From now until the end of the semester, she invites all graduating seniors to contact her to set up a senior photo shoot. In exchange for the photos, participating students are asked to donate only what they can afford, and MacNicol will give all proceeds from the photo shoots to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania.
Seun Babalola, a sophomore political science major at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, collected more than 3,000 bottles and raised $308 to assist the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The bottles will be delivered in early April to Mission of Hope, a church and food bank in the Flint area.
Alicyn Rhoades, an assistant professor of engineering at Penn State Behrend, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation CAREER grant to study thermal transition rates in plastics processing.
At the close of its 2016 employee campaign, which raised $54,000 for United Way of Erie County, Penn State Behrend reached an important milestone: More than $1 million in total giving to United Way and its programs.
Bill Lasher, chairman of the mechanical engineering program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is hit with a cream pie during a United Way fundraiser. The campus has raised more than $1 million for United Way since 1992.