Fall 2013

On our most recent trip to DC (October 23rd), we visited the Pentagon’s 9/11 Memorial and the fascinating O Street Museum. We’re pictured in front of the entrance to the museum.

Spring 2013

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, a group of Honors Students enjoyed an outing to Washington DC. They toured the Smithsonian National Gallery and enjoyed a beautiful afternoon at the National Zoo!

Dr. Mary Robinson — Ireland's first female president and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights — spoke at Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium on Wednesday, March 13. Dr. Robinson's speech focused on ethical leadership in a global society. Penn State Altoona Honors Students Becca Betty, Mike Cupples, Kelly Kapusta, Kimberly Snively, and Daniel Warner took advantage of a special invitation from the Schreyer Honors College to attend Dr. Robinson's talk and to enjoy a reception with Dr. Robinson after that speech. These pictures show the students with Dr. Robinson and with their signed copies of her book that they were given at the reception.

Drs. Arun Upneja and Richard Stoller of the Schreyer Honors College meet with students and host an open forum February 2013.

Fall 2012

Penn State Altoona honors students partcipated in the IST Project Copyright Awareness Campaign, November 15, 2012.

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 a group of Penn State Altoona honors students traveled to Washington D.C. and took a tour of the Pentagon.

The visit was arranged by Naval Captain Allen Edmiston, who began his undergraduate education at Penn State Altoona in the honors program and completed his education in Engineering at the University Park campus where he was part of the Schreyer Honors College. According to Edmiston, he shared his time with the current honors students because he remembered how formative one of his honors program trips to D.C. was and wanted to help provide that kind of community-building experience to our current honors students. This year marks the second year that the Honors Program has benefitted from Captain Edmiston's generosity and hopsitality.