Penn State celebrated the accomplishments of graduates during its spring 2021 commencement ceremonies May 7 through May 9. This spring the University awarded approximately 14,400 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing associate, baccalaureate, master, law, doctoral and medical degrees. All figures listed are estimates as of April 5; totals do not include the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Congratulations to the spring 2021 graduates of Penn State Altoona's Honors Program. Spring 2021 graduates include Jonathan Ambrosino, Michael Begany, Alicia Dolan, Lauren Everett, Julia Fessenden, Gabe Hayes, Joseph Lent (not pictured), Liam Logan, Rich Patterson, Tyrel Ramkisson, Israel Tucker, and Cindy Zeng (not pictured).
Congratulations to the spring 2020 graduates of Penn State Altoona's Honors Program. Spring 2020 graduates include nursing major Thomas Brotzman, history major Peter Casey, biology major Nathan Lose (not pictured), history major Kristin Newvine, nursing major Abigail Orr, biology major Taylor Stoudnour, nursing major Jamie White, and criminal justice major Allison Williamson.
A look behind the scenes as Penn State President Eric Barron and Vice President and Provost Nicholas Jones hosted the streaming of the University's virtual 2020 Spring Commencement ceremony, live from studios at WPSU-TV on May 9.
In an effort to enhance the student experience during the remote teaching period, Jared Frederick, instructor in history at Penn State altoona, dresses in historical gear while teaching his courses online.
Penn State Altoona hosted a panel discussion titled "The Science of Race" on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, in the Slep Student Center. The discussion was part of Penn State Altoona's 2019-2020 Common Read program, focusing on the book And It Begins Like This by LaTanya McQueen.
About 100 students and faculty members from Penn State Altoona kept in contact with Robert Eiche, the campus’ first director, after they left school to serve in World War II overseas. Today, the collection of about 500 letters is a permanent collection at the campus library.