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Ralph Ford, Rebecca Olanrewaju and Tim NeCastro pose at the announcement of the Excelerate program at Penn State Behrend.

Erie Insurance boosts student scholarship program

The Excelerate program will provide scholarships and research stipends for as many as 50 Penn State Behrend students every year.
Ralph Ford, Rebecca Olanrewaju and Tim NeCastro pose at the announcement of the Excelerate program at Penn State Behrend.

Excelerate announcement photo

A new partnership with Erie Insurance will provide scholarships and research funding for as many as 50 Penn State Behrend students beginning next year. Following the announcement, Chancellor Ralph Ford, at left, met with student Rebecca Olanrewaju and Erie Insurance President and CEO Tim NeCastro.

Penn State Behrend student Rebecca Olanrewaju speaks at the podium during a program announcing a $4 million partnership with Erie Insurance Group.

Rebecca Olanrewaju

Penn State Behrend student Rebecca Olanrewaju, a plastics engineering technology major, discusses her experience in the college's Pathways to Student Success: Summer Start program.

Erie Insurance Group President and CEO Tim NeCastro speaks at a podium during an announcement program for a new partnership with Penn State Behrend.

Tim NeCastro

Tim NeCastro, president and CEO of Erie Insurance Group, discusses the new Excelerate program, which will provide scholarships and research stipends for students at Penn State Behrend.

Seaway Manufacturing CEO Jana Goodrich

Seaway Manufacturing CEO Jana Goodrich named 2018 Alumni Fellow

Erie businesswoman Jana G. Goodrich, a 1995 graduate of Penn State Behrend’s master of business administration program, will be honored as one of 14 Penn State Alumni Fellows later this week at a ceremony on the University Park campus.
2018 Alumni Fellows photo

14 Penn Staters honored with Alumni Fellow Award

The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 14 graduates on Oct. 3 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.

Behrend students provide financial literacy training to local teachers

Twenty-six states, including Pennsylvania, have no curriculum requirement for basic K-12 financial education. Faculty members and students at Penn State Behrend's Black School of Business are closing that knowledge gap by providing lesson plans and financial literacy training to teachers at more than 40 schools.
The co-founders of the Oasis Market pose in the marketplace.

Behrend alumna launches year-round Erie farmer's market

Penn State Behrend alumna Faith Kindig saw a need for a year-round, indoor farmer's market in downtown Erie. With support from the Northwest Pennsylvania Innovation Beehive Network, she's now planning a grand opening.
The co-owners of the Oasis Market pose for a portrait in the market

Faith Kindig and Jonathan D'Silva

Faith Kindig and Jonathan D'Silva are co-founders of the Urban Oasis Project. They are developing a year-round, indoor farmer's market for downtown Erie.

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