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Vibrant campus life awaits students at Berks

At Penn State Berks, students have the opportunity to create a college experience unlike any other.
Kaylee Grindrod at graduation

Using Technology to Empower Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Kaylee Grindrod developed an app to help children with ASD learn to read facial expressions and improve their communication skills.
Launick Saint-Fort during undergraduate study at Penn State Berks

Saint-Fort receives Fulbright award to study impact of immigration

Penn State Berks alumna Launick Saint-Fort recently received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program to research “The Impact of Immigration on the State of Tobacco in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.”
photos of students playing gold, men's tennis, baseball, softball, and women's tennis above a banner that says "We are proud of our spring sports teams"

5-for-5: One sweet spring to never forget

Penn State Berks athletics pulled off an amazing feat this spring that has never been seen before, by the program itself or by any institution in the North Eastern Athletic Conference. All five of the teams with championships in the spring won the conference title and four of those teams went on to compete in the NCAA Tournament.
Rezene travels across the world to earn degree

From the Horn of Africa to Penn State Berks

Tesfay Rezene found a second home at Penn State Berks after fleeing his native Eritrea at just 14 years old. Armed with two Penn State degrees in global studies and political science, he plans to do his part to help other refugees.
Odhner and his fellow engineers prepare to launch their rocket.

'Rocket Man'

Kale Odhner and his fellow Penn State Berks students took their senior capstone project all the way to the "Sugar Shot to Space" in California’s Mojave Desert in hopes of breaking a world record for altitude with a sugar-fueled rocket.
Two student marshals lead the graduating class out of Beaver Community Center

Berks to hold two commencement ceremonies on May 5

The first commencement ceremony will be held for students graduating from the EBC Division at 10 a.m. The second ceremony for students graduating from the HASS Division and the Science Division will be held at 2 p.m.
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.
Dr. Barron addressing the attendees of the economic development luncheon

Penn State President Barron hosts economic development luncheon

The discussion focused on the success of student entrepreneurs through the Invent Penn State initiative.
From left to right: Irv and Lois Cohen, Chancellor Hillkirk, Dena Hammel and Victor Hammel. The Cohens and Hammels have made a combined gift of $3 million to Penn State Berks, which will help create the Cohen-Hammel Fellowship Program.

$3 Million Gift to Launch Cohen-Hammel Fellows Program at Penn State Berks

With a transformational joint gift to Penn State Berks, two Penn State alumni couples have launched a comprehensive new scholarship program.