Student Life

September 17: Personal Counseling Workshop - Homesickness

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Personal Counseling Staff Invite you to mini workshops at noon in the Personal Counseling Office, Reed Room 1.

Free Snacks!

September 17 - Missing Home?

Lee Shadeck will offer tips to cope.

Behrend has been the Perfect Fit for T. Reed Ferguson Award Winner

Buffalo, N.Y. native Paul Lukasik was named this year's recipient of the T. Reed Ferguson Award.As a Buffalo, N.Y., native and avid Bills and Sabres fan, Paul Lukasik seemed destined to attend college in his home state. In fact, he didn’t even plan to look at colleges outside of New York.

He’s glad he did, though.

Childhood Memory Drives Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award Winner to Succeed

Kristina Peszel was this year's winner of the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award.Call it extra motivation. Call it an added incentive. Call it a chip on her shoulder.

However you label it, it’s clear there’s something that drives Kristina Peszel.

Supermileage Team Hopes to Travel 2,000 Miles on One Gallon of Gas

The longest six minutes of Cody Colpo’s summer will be on Friday, the final day of the Society of Automotive Engineers’ International Supermileage Challenge. He’ll be watching a timer, waiting for a carbon-fiber test car to clear the far side of the track at the Eaton Corporation’s Marshall Proving Grounds.

Kochel Award Winner Encourages Students to 'Scream Their Stories'

Stacy Rabat was this year's winner of the Irvin H. Kochel Award.When Stacy Rabat was a junior in high school, her father, Khalil Rabat, suffered a heart attack, went into a coma, and died.

The experience devastated Rabat, but she says it has taught her how precious life can be and to think before judging others. Because of her experience, she yearns to connect with other people and hear their stories.

M.B.A. Student Earns Third-best Score in the World on the Bloomberg Aptitude Test

Brian Seelinger finished third in the world on the April 2014 version of the BAT.Brian Seelinger, an M.B.A. student at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, earned the third-best score in the world for the April 2014 version of the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT). The performance improves Seelinger’s February ranking, when he finished among the top five scorers in the Americas Region.

Thomas H. Turnbull Award Winner Lands Job with Big Four Audit Firm

Meilyng Gonzalez Adams earned the Thomas H. Turnbull Award in her senior year at Penn State BehrendMeilyng Gonzalez-Adams had been planning for days, and her personal sales pitch was ready.

The senior International Business and Accounting major knew nearly 150 companies would be in attendance at the spring Career and Internship Fair at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and she was ready to make an impression.

For Outstanding First-Year Student, the Sky is the Limit

Ramisa Fariha received the Outstanding First-Year Student Award at the 65th annual Honors and Awards Convocation on April 27.Bangladeshi women do not typically come to America to pursue a college education, but there’s nothing typical about Ramisa Fariha, this year’s recipient of the Outstanding First-Year Student Award.

Junior Tara Sitter Presents Bumper Box Idea in Business Competition

Behrend junior Tara Sitter presented the Bumper Box at a business competition in April.Tara Sitter does not plan to become an entrepreneur after graduation, but she has a great first product if she ever changes her mind.

Psychology Major Margaret Eimers Awarded Hetzel Award

Maggie Eimers was awarded the Hetzel Award on Sunday, April 27, at the 65th Annual Honors and Awards Convocation.Margaret Eimers regularly reminds her children that a person is not defined by his or her past mistakes.

She would know. She’s proved it.

More than twenty years ago, Eimers dropped out of high school during her sophomore year after she failed a class and became fed up with school.