Student Life

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.

Penn State Behrend Honors Students at 65th Annual Honors and Awards Convocation

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, presented nPenn State Behrend presented 96 awards at the 65th annual Honors and Awards Convocation.inety-six different awards to students and student organizations at the 65th annual Honors and Awards Convocation on April 27.

Faculty and Staff Honored for Service, Outreach and Teaching Excellence

The following Penn State Behrend faculty and staff members were honored this week for excellence in teaching, research, outreach and service:


History Major Wins Essay Contest; Participates in Panel Discussion on Jewish History

History major Danielle Ropp won an essay contest to earn a spot on a panel discussion discussing Jewish history.Danielle Ropp sat quietly toward the center of the table as her legs shook under the tablecloth, hidden from the audience seated in front. Her quiet demeanor, indicative of her anxiousness, would soon subside.

After all, every living thing thrives in its natural habitat, and that’s exactly where Ropp was once the panel discussion got underway.

First-year Student Finds Niche with Chamber Singers and Concert Choir

Jessa Boarts has found her niche with the Penn State Behrend Chamber Singers and Concert Choir.There seems to be one in every family: one person who differs from the rest of the clan.

Jessa holds that distinction in the Boarts family, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“On multiple occasions, my mom has asked me where I came from,” Boarts says.

174 Student-athletes Earn 3.0 GPA or Better in Fall Semester

Garrett Fiscus was one of 174 Penn State Behrend student-athletes to earn a grade point average of 3.0 or greater during the fall semester.Garrett Fiscus has won two Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championships, advanced to two NCAA Tournaments and started sixty-four games while playing soccer at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

Yet, his greatest accomplishments are of a different nature.

Now: Order Berkey Creamery Ice Cream For June 22 Pick-Up

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Nittany Lion with ice creamThe Penn State Behrend Alumni Society is taking orders for its annual summer sale of the university’s famous Berkey Creamery ice cream.