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August 4: Spend A Summer Evening Admissions Event

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Burke Center in summerHigh school students and their families are invited to attend informal-yet-informative summer admissions events with faculty and other representatives of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

August 5: Spend a Summer Day Admissions Event

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Burke Center in summerHigh school students and their families are invited to attend informal-yet-informative summer admissions events with faculty and other representatives of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

July 22: Spend a Summer Day Admissions Event

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Burke Center in summerHigh school students and their families are invited to attend informal-yet-informative summer admissions events with faculty and other representatives of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Omar Ashour, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, Awarded College's First Early Career Professorship

When Dr. Omar Ashour graduated from high school, he was accepted into both medical and engineering schools. But which to choose?

Ashour’s grandmother counseled him to pick medicine. “I remember her saying that it was much better to save lives than to sell detergent, which is what her perception of industrial engineering was.”

Read Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh's Commencement Address, "Future Imperfect"

In keeping with Penn State Behrend's longstanding tradition of inviting a member of the faculty to address graduation candidates and their guests, Dr. Ashutosh Deshmukh, professor of accounting and management information systems, was the speaker at the Friday, May 6, commencement at Erie Insurance Arena. 

Dr. Deshmukh is program chair of both Penn State Behrend's Master of Professional Accounting (M.P.Acc.) degree program and the Penn State World Campus iMBA. The M.P.Acc. presented its first candidates for graduation at the ceremony.

Greg Zimmerman '02 Honored With 2016 Penn State Alumni Achievement Award

Mechanical Engineering Technology alumnus Gregory A. Zimmerman ’02 is a 2016 recipient of Penn State’s Alumni Achievement Award, a celebration of accomplished alumni age 35 or younger.

Zimmerman is director of global application and product engineering for SKF Aerospace, a leading supplier of bearings, seals and structural components for aviation engines and frames. He directs a multinational team of engineers who support SKF Group’s sales professionals and customers.

April 9: Spring Undergraduate Admissions Open House

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Students in front of Glenhill FarmhousePenn State Behrend will host its spring Admissions Open House for prospective students on Saturday, April 9.

March 15: Adult Learner Admissions Open House

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Adult learner with familyPenn State Behrend  invites adults who are considering starting college or returning to their studies to attend an admissions open house on Tuesday, March 15.

The open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an exhibit fair in Roche Hall, located in the college’s School of Science complex. Seminars on adult learner services, admissions and financial aid will follow.

Accounting Graduate Bruce A. Gray '80 is 2015 Alumni Fellow

Oil City native Bruce A. Gray, a senior vice president at Bank of America, has been named Penn State Behrend’s 2015 Alumni Fellow. Gray graduated from the college in 1980 with a degree in accounting.

October 28: WQLN Collegiate Challenge

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WQLN 2015 posterHelp Behrend keep the WQLN Collegiate Challenge trophy!

Penn State Behrend’s employees, alumni, and friends led the college to the title of Most Improved in last year’s WQLN Collegiate Challenge fundraiser for Erie’s public radio station. Let’s keep the trophy in the Memorial Room for another year!