Behrend represented at campaign kickoff
The Campaign for a Greater Penn State launched publicly with a weekend of volunteer training and activities in April for members of the fundraising committees of various units from across the University. During the weekend’s Blue & White Game in Beaver Stadium, Penn State President Eric Barron, center, gave a nod to the college with Behrend campaign committee member Dr. Priscilla Hamilton ‘78, retired U.S. Army Colonel, and campaign committee chair Greg Yahn ‘85, ‘99 M.B.A., president of Advanced Finishing U.S.A.
Broadway star visits Behrend
Students cast in the college’s spring production of Rent had the opportunity to learn from a pro when Wilson Jermaine Heredia, the actor who portrayed Angel in the show’s original Broadway run, taught a master class in the Studio Theatre in March. Later that day, Heredia and Behrend’s Rent cast members gave a free concert, performing selections from the Tony Award-winning rock musical.
400 Science Olympians compete
More than 400 middle- and high-school students from thirty-five northwestern Pennsylvania schools spent a day on campus this spring competing in individual and team events in biology, earth science, engineering, physics, and computing. Penn State Behrend is the regional host for the national Science Olympiad program.
Robotics Club members win big
Members of the Behrend Robotics Club swept the competition at the Collegiate Clash in Ohio this spring. The team of Mechanical Engineering majors, from left, Sam Schoone, Patrick Murphy, and Chris Lang, won Best Documentation, Best Engineering Design, Best Sportsmanship, and First Place Overall!
Penn State Behrend added 624 new members to its alumni ranks at the spring commencement held at Erie Insurance Arena in downtown Erie. See a gallery of photos from the ceremony at the college’s Facebook page, facebook/pennstatebehrend.