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Intern Who Tended to U.S. Rep. Giffords After Shooting: 'Don't Underestimate Yourself'

Eighteen years, 1,875 interviews and one life-altering event later, the goal remains the same for Daniel Hernandez Jr.: helping people.

That was the prevailing message from the motivational speaker’s lunchtime presentation in front of 40 students, staff and faculty members in the lobby of Metzgar Center at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Pumpkin spice lattes warm hearts, spread joy in memory of Alyssa #ajo

The day before she died, Alyssa J. O’Neill, 18, a first-semester student at Penn State Behrend, told her mother, Sarah O’Neill, that she wanted to try a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. Her mom promised her she’d get one the next day. But, sadly, Alyssa died unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, September 4, before she and her mother had a chance to try the spicy fall coffee.

Fall 2014 Welcome Week

Behrend Section: 
Student Life
Housing and Residence Life
Student Activities
Rub Desk
News & Events
Academic and Career Planning Center
Undergraduate Admissions


Thursday, August 21, 2014 Girls Eating Ice Cream
New Resident Student Arrival Day
Check-In: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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