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Lacey Wallace nears the finish line of the 2018 York, PA, marathon.

Hitting Her Stride

Penn State Altoona faculty member Lacey Wallace qualifies for the 2019 Boston Marathon
A monarch butterfly rests above several chrysalises waiting to metamorphosize.

Helping Monarchs Take Flight

Environmental studies majors create a monarch butterfly way station on campus to help protect the species.
Ashlery Schreyer with her parents

Turning Grief into Good

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Alumna Ashley Schreyer is using her own grief to spread awareness and education about suicide and end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Cairsty DePasquale and Jordan Wolfkill study the movements of zebrafish

Going with the Flow

Cairsty DePasquale and student research assistant Jordan Wolfkill use zebrafish and a newly constructed swim tunnel to conduct research on exercise and the brain.
Ru-El Sailor

Fighting for the Innocent

Inspired by his father’s advice, Jesse Knowlden follows an unconventional path, leading him to the Ohio Innocence Project.
Matt Adams in Austria

Learning the Language

Through the study of a second language, Matt Adams discovered a new passion and took a life-changing trip to Austria.
Latsko-Lockhart pictured with the first 10 girls to participate in the Global Give Back Circle.

Giving Back Globally

Alumni spotlight on Linda Latsko-Lockhart, founder and CEO of the Global Give Back Circle, a non-profit designed to help at-risk girls realize their leadership potential.
Kelsey Brumbaugh poses with two girls at Andrea’s Home of Hope and Joy in the cafeteria

Enacting Change

Enactus students use business skills to leave sustainable impact on Bolivian orphanage.
Steve Mullen on the deck of a Navy vessel

Uncharted Seas

Using the skills he learned as part of the Sheetz Fellows program, EMET grad Steve Mullen landed a job with Lockheed Martin helping to develop the world’s first maritime ballistic missile defense system.
Natalie Zetts

Where she belongs

Natalie Zetts never intended to come to Penn State Altoona, let alone earn her degree from the college. But time has a funny way of changing attitude and perception.

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