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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
St. Vincent de Paul Society representative Jody Wells, second from left, Rian Davis, Geoffrey Salitrik, Dan Bollbecker, William Cramer, and instructor Don Wilson.

Fayette campus class does good deed for local charity

St. Vincent de Paul Society gets new online presence, courtesy of Penn State Fayette
From left, Mara Wallace, Kori Whitehead, and John Yohman.

Fayette campus students restore historic painting

A 1964 painting of George Washington’s local grist mill that had long been displayed inside the Fayette County Courthouse recently got a much-needed touch-up, courtesy of some student volunteers from Patrick Daugherty’s ART 010 class at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.

Pictured are, from left, first row: Kendall Mitchell, Andrew Charnovich, Meredith, and Danielle Shirosky. Second row: Christopher Kesterson, Justin Quaranto, Dairui Yang, Marco Morici, and Cara Jackson.

Finding ways to save energy at Fayette campus

While almost every course at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus concludes with a final test, paper, or project of some sort, not very many result in benefits to the environment. But by reconsidering how they live their lives over the past semester, students in Associate Engineering Professor David Meredith’s EGEE 102 class discovered ways they could cut their energy consumption.

Kayla Bonus

Somerset County woman shapes her future in Fayette

A Fairhope, Pa., native found everything she wanted in a college at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.

Surrounded by students, staff, and faculty enjoying cake at the Athletic Appreciation Event, the Athletics Department's staff and coaches pose for a photo with Dr. Charles Patrick, second from right. Also pictured are, from left: Jon Puskar, Abigail Petrosky, Steve Oberly, Louis Zadecky, Joe Carei, and Nancy Wheeler.

Basking in the afterglow of victory at Fayette campus

The students, staff, and faculty at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus showed their support for the school’s athletic teams at an Athletic Appreciation Event, held Nov. 30 in the Community Center.

Speakers included Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Charles Patrick, Athletic Director Lou Zadecky, and the two coaches who led their teams to Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) championships this fall.

Constable Rocky Younkin (standing, right), an instructor with the Center for Community and Public Safety, trains Wilkinsburg Police Officers Brandon Rourke, (laying), Doug Yuhouse (center), and William Coffee (left) to become certified as patrol rifle instructors.

Fayette campus’ CCPS leads in law-enforcement training

When Doug Yuhouse, head of training for the Wilkinsburg Police Department, and two fellow officers recently needed to become certified as patrol rifle instructors, he turned, once again, to the Center for Community and Public Safety (CCPS) at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus.

Men's Cross Country Team wins PSUAC Championship.

`We are ... the champions, my friend’ at Fayette campus

Students, staff, and faculty at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus were still celebrating the Oct. 29 PSUAC championship victory of the men’s Cross Country team when, a few days later, on Nov. 2, the women’s Volleyball team beat all other Penn State campuses to win their tournament.

This was the first-ever PSUAC championship for the Fayette men, who also crowned their first individual champion, Cameron Coffey.

Mark Kempic and Robert Conti

Columbia Gas executive returns to Fayette campus

The fall 2016 CEO Conversations series at Penn State Fayette, the Eberly Campus, sponsored by Ford Business Machines, opened Oct. 19 with an insightful speech by a distinguished alumnus, Mark Kempic, who spoke about the University’s impact on his career and life.

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