Penn State Behrend is a comprehensive residential college offering more than 40 degree programs. Penn State Behrend is named in recognition of a donation by Mary Behrend, widow of Ernst Behrend, who founded the Hammermill Paper Co. in Erie in 1898. The Behrend family lived on the 400-acre Glenhill Farm, which is the core of the Penn State Behrend campus today.
The college has more than 325 faculty members in four schools—the Sam and Irene Black School of Business, School of Engineering, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and School of Science—plus its nursing program.
Faculty members routinely present on a range of topics, from astronomy and pop culture to the economy and business ethics as well as the history of Penn State Behrend—the Behrend family, Hammermill Paper Co. and the college itself.
To arrange a speaking engagement, please contact Robb Frederick, Public Information Coordinator, at 814-898-6063. This will help to ensure you locate the best speaker for your event.