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MIS Grad Honored for Work at U.S. State, Justice Departments

Russell native Chad A. Lindell, a business-intelligence consultant who has worked with the U.S. departments of Justice and State, has received the Penn State Alumni Association’s Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes extraordinary professional accomplishment at or before age 35.

Lindell is a 2005 graduate of the Sam and Irene Black School of Business, where he studied management information systems. While a student, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves; he delayed his studies during a 16-month deployment to Iraq, where he led a gun truck team on fuel-resupply missions.

September 17: Retirement Planning Workshops for Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Parents

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Join us as we host two educational workshops to help you manage your financial retirement goals on Wednesday, September 17. These free workshops will be held in the Reed 114 and are open to alumni, faculty, staff and parents. Both the afternoon session (3 to 5 p.m.) and the evening session (6 to 8 p.m.) will cover both cover two topics. To register for our free workshops please email Sharron Zimmerman at sus5@psu.edu or 814-898-6159 and indicate your desired time slot.

Alumnus Signs with Colorado Rockies Single-A Team

Former Penn State Behrend pitcher Chad Zurat has signed with Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies organization. He is playing for the Tri-City Dust Devils, a Single-A team based in Pasco, Washington.

“Every baseball player wants a chance to play professionally,” head coach Paul Benim said. “Chad earned it. We are all really excited for him.”

Zurat, a Clearfield native, is a 2014 graduate of Penn State Behrend. He earned a degree in accounting.

PBS Series Features Work of Penn State Behrend Anthropologist

A new PBS series about a research team that uses laser technology to examine key archeological sites, including the Egyptian pyramids, features the work of Leigh-Ann Bedal, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Bedal appears in the final episode of “Time Scanners,” a three-part series that originally aired on the National Geographic channel. She discusses her work at a unique garden and pool complex in the ancient Jordanian city of Petra, which once was part of the Nabataean kingdom.

Erie Businessman, Philanthropist Joseph Prischak Named Honorary Alumnus

Erie businessman and philanthropist Joseph J. Prischak has been named an Honorary Alumnus of Penn State. He is one of only four people to receive the prestigious designation this year.

Honorary alumni status recognizes individuals who are not graduates of the university but have made significant contributions to Penn State’s welfare, reputation and prestige. The designation has been awarded fewer than 120 times since its creation in 1973.

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