The key to understanding people is to understand their perspective. What Sharon Pitterson-Ogaldez brings to her role as the coordinator of diversity and international programs is not only passion for the work, but that understanding.
Choosing a college is hard. There are so many things to take into consideration — especially when it comes to your future. When you’re making this kind of investment in yourself, you want to make sure it’s the right school.
Nicole Heker ’15 went on a ‘journey of unlearning’ that originally took her from Penn State to Thailand, then on to Indonesia, to India, and back to Thailand – where she began 15-month solo bicycle excursion that ended in Portugal.
The Berks LaunchBox will hold a veterans entrepreneurship resource panel webinar from 6:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27. This event is free and open to the public but attendees must register in advance.
Enrolled students who are noncompliant with the weekly required testing will lose access to Canvas until they become compliant. Continued noncompliance will result in additional disciplinary sanctions, up to and including conduct suspension upon the completion of a formal student conduct process.
Budding entrepreneurs are invited to apply for the Penn State Berks Flemming Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Center’s Customer Discovery Lab, a six-week series of workshops that will provide commercialization training and mentorship, as well as the opportunity to apply for micro-grants, for up to 30 startup teams per year.
Penn State Berks recently received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program. The grant will be used to create the Penn State Berks Leveraging Innovation and Optimizing Nurturing STEM Scholars Program, which will provide support in the form of a four-year renewable $6,250 scholarship to talented engineering students with demonstrated financial need. Students who meet the requirements will receive $25,000 over four years.
Berks Benefitting THON, a Penn State Berks student organization, will host a benefit dinner and a night of fun — all for a good cause. The fifth annual "Inspire the Night" benefit dinner will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading.
Francian Cooke’s interest in nursing began when she was growing up in Jamaica and caring for her terminally ill father. On Friday, Dec. 17, her dream was realized when Cooke graduated from the practical nursing program at Penn State Berks.
When Genesis Muñoz Arias was a student at Reading High School, she was introduced to Penn State Berks through the Upward Bound program, which provides support to participants in preparation for college. Now that she is graduating from Penn State Berks, she is putting her degree to work to help Reading residents.
Brooke Chiappetta was born into a Penn State family, so when she was applying to colleges, Penn State was at the top of her list. On Dec. 15, she will join the ‘lion’s pride’ when she walks across the stage as student marshal –– graduating magna cum laude –– to receive her diploma from Penn State Berks.
Many returning adult learners credit their children as their motivation, and Bianca Marie Ruiz is no exception. A first-generation college student, mother of three, and now a graduate of the occupational therapy program at Penn State Berks, Ruiz and her fellow graduates will celebrate their achievements during the fall commencement ceremony on Dec.15 at the Santander Arena.