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Dr. Julio Palma and his undergraduate research team, Janai Showman, Kaylee Ermine, Jaira Wells, and Ryan Godbey. Not pictured: Anastazia Polakovsky.

Undergraduate Research at Fayette Campus Attracts University Park Student

Five undergraduate students completed independent research projects during the summer semester under the supervision of Dr. Julio Palma, assistant professor of chemistry at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.

Michael Yocolano

Rising applicants beat first-ever Penn State escape room

Over thirty prospective students and their guests visited Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus on August 8 for the second Spend a Summer Evening event of the season.

The evening included tours of campus, dinner in the student lounge, introductions from student-volunteer Lion Ambassadors, an informational session for parents and guardians, and the main event: an escape room challenge, the first of its kind on a Penn State campus.

Alea McClintock

Student Spotlight: Alea McClintock

For Alea McClintock, there’s no place like Penn State. The Ohiopyle, Pa., native received her fourth Penn State Nursing degree May 7 at commencement ceremonies for The Graduate School. “I have been a Penn State student since the age of 17!” she proudly proclaims.

Dr. Julio Palma

Chemistry faculty member explores DNA and nanotech in latest research project

DNA, the molecule that contains all of our genetic information, could also be the future of nanotechnology, according to a paper recently published by a research team headed by Dr. Julio Palma, a Chemistry faculty member at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.

Wallace Frost Jr.

Vet finds much more than he expected at Fayette campus

After retiring from a 19-year U.S. Air Force career spent working on the electronics systems of intercontinental ballistic missiles, Wallace Frost Jr. enrolled at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus to become something he had long wanted: a petroleum engineer. Little did the Uniontown native know that enrolling at the Fayette campus would bring him several other things he desired: love, marriage, and fatherhood.

Ben Wilson

Local man embraces college life at Fayette campus

Ben Wilson deeply appreciates the independence he has gained since making the jump from Uniontown Area High School to Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.

“I love being a college student,” said the first-year pre-Nursing major, who observed, “It’s not so much like high school; you’re on your own.”

Haley Brothers displays a certificate she received at the 2016 United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s (USCAA) golf championships Oct. 11 in State College, where she was named to the USCAA National All-Academic Team for maintaining a 3.5 gpa.

Mt. Pleasant native living her dream at Fayette campus

Unopened since 2013, the letters sit gathering dust on Haley Brothers’ desk, waiting to deliver their news of acceptance or rejection from the other colleges where she had applied. She had no desire to read their contents because they arrived after the only acceptance letter that she wanted—the one from Penn State University.

From left: Josh Godzin, Zaria Chitan, John Fedorek, Assistant Coach Kyle Martin, Ethan Kenney, Nathan Spinetti, Assistant Coach Mike Simon, Coach Jerry Simon, Michael Perdomo, Caitlyn Williams, Pedro Tavarez Jr., Lucas Baranski, and Cody Maurin.

Fayette campus wrestlers win PSUAC championship

The wrestling team brought home a third Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) championship title this academic year to Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, with a strong showing in the combination 2017 PSUAC-USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) wrestling tournament, held Feb. 11 in University Park. In addition, the Fayette grapplers finished fifth of 14 teams in the USCAA portion of the tournament.

Brandon Rumbaugh

Loss of legs gives Fayette campus student vet new life

Four years ago, Brandon Rumbaugh was a world away from the ultra-secure environs of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, where he is currently a junior majoring in Business.

Back then, the Uniontown native was a 24-year-old Marine corporal on his second tour of duty—this time in war-torn Afghanistan—when a member of his platoon stepped on a buried improvised explosive device (IED).

Lauren and Esteban Esteban

Together serving, then studying at Fayette campus

Penn State Fayette is next deployment for married Army veterans

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