Feature Stories

Andrew Kennedy with the Union Pacific Big BOy

The Ultimate Railfan

Andrew Kennedy follows his passion—and amasses content for his YouTube channel—through Penn State Altoona's Rail Transportation Engineering program.
Paola Jaramillo Calderon interacts with a mannequin in Penn State Altoona's nursing simulation lab.

Fate Over Fear

It may not be the journey Paola Jaramillo Calderon imagined she’d take, but she’s putting trust in herself and destiny to get her where she is meant to be.
A mural spearheaded by Pam Etters near the Pacifica Fernandez Elementary School in Costa Rica

Murals Do "Talk"

Pam Etters uses the same tools she applies as a soccer coach off the playing field as part of the Murals Talk art project, which aims to positively impact people and communities.
Kevin Karpovich at his graduation ceremony

To Stand on the Other Side

Three students from Penn State Altoona’s Human Development and Family Studies program use their stories of addiction to help others stand with them on the side of recovery.
Robin Ha signing books

Meeting Robin Ha

Robin Ha, author of the 2022-23 Common Read Selection "Almost American Girl," visited campus on Wednesday, November 19.