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Penn State Berks students worked to help restore mangrove forests during the Alternative Spring Break to Puerto Rico.

Planting the seeds of service in San Juan, Puerto Rico

This year, the Penn State Berks Alternative Spring Break program took a group of six students, along with a staff adviser, to San Juan, Puerto Rico where they spent a week working on a mangrove reforestation project.
Thomas Jay Lynn and his book “Chinua Achebe and The Politics of Narration: Envisioning Language”

Lynn publishes book on Chinua Achebe and politics of narration

Thomas Jay Lynn, associate professor of English at Penn State Berks, has published his first book — “Chinua Achebe and The Politics of Narration: Envisioning Language”
Unity Day

Penn State Berks welcomes largest international class

This fall, Penn State Berks welcomed its largest class of international students: a total of 126. Of that number, 66 are new students. To help these students succeed, the college has implemented a variety of programs and events.
Melissa Daniels Foster

Melissa Daniels Foster, ExxonMobil Chief Engineer

Melissa Daniels Foster began her studies at Penn State Berks and completed her degree at University Park, graduating in 1987 with a bachelor of science in chemical engineering. She was recently named the first female chief engineer for ExxonMobil Chemical, with global responsibility for olefins technology, a key plastic building block.
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Penn State’s NSF I-Corps program seeks applications by Sept. 15 and Oct. 15

The National Science Foundation has joined in supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more of its discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps (I-Corps) grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox, and Invent Penn State’s Innovation Hubs.
students preserving documents

Preserving History

During their Alternative Spring Break trip, students from Penn State Berks entered Auschwitz as curious scholars and left with a greater appreciation for the horrors of war, and in particular, the Holocaust.
Members of the Provost's Global Advisory Council

Members of the Provost's Global Advisory Council

Members of the first Global Advisory Council meeting.

Alumna helps bring wheelchair donations

When Kimberly Grinberg, an alumna of Penn State Berks, heard her mother tell a story about a man she met in the Dominican Republic who was pushing himself with his hands to move down a road on a wooden block, she wanted to help.

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