Penn State Berks is reaching out to the local community in a new way — through "LionSide Chats," a modern interpretation of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Depression-era “Fireside Chats.”
Penn State Berks students enrolled in the college’s Business Negotiations course had an opportunity to engage in a cross-cultural business negotiation exercise via videoconference with counterparts at the University of São Paulo earlier this month.
For Shivansh Bhatt, attending Penn State Berks was not part of the plan. An international student born in India and raised in Dubai, Bhatt had originally applied to University Park to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering.
Ryan Morris, a first-generation college student who was a race car driver before attending Penn State Berks, has won a Schwarzman Scholarship, which will enable him to pursue a master’s degree in global affairs from the Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Penn State Berks junior Jovan Tate has launched a pilot program for his fledgling company, Campus Cars Inc., created to bring car sharing to fellow students at Penn State Berks who do not have access to their own vehicles. He gained valuable assistance and advice through the Langan LaunchBox, an incubation hub funded by the Invent Penn State initiative.
Ricki Kay Deeter enrolled in the Business degree at Penn State Berks because she wanted to help establish and grow her family’s farm in Pine Grove, PA. Her studies have paid off by enhancing her agricultural skills. As a result, she was recently honored with the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) American Degree.