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Dan Perritano pushes his daughter Emma in a specialized wheelchair.

Behrend soccer coach completes 130-mile charity walk from Erie to Pittsburgh

Penn State Behrend soccer coach Dan Perritano went for a walk with his daughter. They went all the way to Pittsburgh. "We walk, and we talk, and Emma points me where to go," he said.
Dan Perritano pushes his daughter Emma in a wheelchair on a charity walk.

Dan and Emma Perritano (DuBois 2017)

Penn State Behrend soccer coach Dan Perritano pushes his daughter Emma during a fundraising walk. The pair traveled from Erie to Pittsburgh in May, raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

A candid photo of a Penn State graduate at commencement.

Florida student makes first visit to Penn State Behrend -- for commencement

Natalie Splinter traveled more than 1,000 miles to participate in Penn State Behrend's commencement ceremony. Splinter, a World Campus graduate with a degree in finance, had never before been to Pennsylvania.
A portrait of AmeriCorps VISTA member Will Taylor.

Behrend campus garden becomes a community resource

More than 40,000 people in Erie County do not have consistent access to fresh, affordable food. Penn State Behrend's campus garden and food pantry can help reduce that number, Will Taylor says.
A portrait of AmeriCorps VISTA member Will Taylor

Will Taylor at Penn State Behrend

Erie native Will Taylor was the first AmeriCorps VISTA member at Penn State Behrend. He helped manage the campus garden and food pantry and the Waste Not program, which donates food to the Erie City Mission.

A Penn State Behrend graduate poses on the commencement stage.

Natalie Splinter at Penn State Behrend

Natalie Splinter earned a bachelor of science in finance through Penn State World Campus. She traveled to Pennsylvania for the first time to participate in the commencement ceremony at Penn State Behrend. "I worked hard for this," she said. "I wouldn't miss it for the world."

Dr. Xin (Jessica) Zhao (top) and Dr. Qi (Flora) Dong (bottom)

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Dr. Xin (Jessica) Zhao (top) and Dr. Qi (Flora) Dong (bottom).

In the Black School of Business, students have the chance to network with industry professionals at Corporate Days.

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In the Black School of Business, students have the chance to network with industry professionals at Corporate Days.

Executives in Residence Justin Bloyd ’05, left, and Mark Nachman, hosted a networking event for Black School of Business students at the college’s Logan House in March.

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Executives in Residence Justin Bloyd ’05, left, and Mark Nachman, hosted a networking event for Black School of Business students at the college’s Logan House in March.

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