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Penn State Berks is hosting students from local area high schools to participate in the fifth annual Latino Forum.

Berks holds Latino Forum for high school students

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, Penn State Berks is hosting students from local area high schools to participate in the fifth annual Latino Forum from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is open to students from all Berks County high schools, as well as to members of Centro Hispano Daniel Torres, Inc. in Reading.
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.
Rolf Schmidt

Schmidt creates scholarship at Penn State Berks for RAC

Rolf D. Schmidt, a German immigrant and Berks County entrepreneur, recently committed $250,000 to establish the Schmidt Family Scholarship Fund, a new endowed scholarship for students with demonstrated financial need who enroll in one of Penn State Berks' baccalaureate degree programs upon graduation from Reading Area Community College.
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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 serving dinner

Community service at Country Meadows, Opportunity House

Penn State Berks students will visit the residents of Country Meadows and serve dinner at Opportunity House in September.

On-site document shredding at Penn State Berks

Penn State Berks will have an on-site document shredder on campus for faculty and staff from 9 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Aug. 15, in the Franco Building parking lot as part of its sustainability initiatives.
Judith L. Schwank

State Sen. Judith Schwank receives Friend of Penn State Legislative Award

Pennsylvania state Sen. Judith L. Schwank, D-11th District, received the 12th annual Friend of Penn State Legislative Award for the significant role she has played in the continued improvement of Penn State.
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United Way's 'Big Cheese III'

United Way of Berks County's Big Cheese event continues to grow, and this year's effort, which will draw 1,000 volunteers to package 500,000 meals, has been noted as the largest event of its type organized by a United Way, as well as the largest food packing event by any organization in the country's Northeast area, according to The Outreach Program. The Outreach Program is the national nonprofit organization that organizes food packing events with local organizations across the country.

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