In a serendipitous, but unplanned, coincidence, Future4U: An Exploration of STEAM Career Opportunities for Women took place at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus March 8, which also just happened to be the International Day of Women.
The Outreach and Continuing Education department at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus brought together a group of local educators, business people, government officials, parents, and activists Feb. 2 for a roundtable discussion on opioid abuse. The meeting morphed into a planning session, with eager participants ready to get to work on fixing the problem through education.
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus hosted 75 students from the University’s western campuses on Jan. 16 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, an annual opportunity to perform acts to benefit communities. Besides Fayette, Beaver, Behrend, DuBois, Greater Allegheny and New Kensington also participated.
Jody Wells of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is always seeking workers for the charity’s second-hand store in downtown Uniontown, but for the past year she had another mission: finding somebody to redesign the organization’s “boring” website that drew few visitors and no new volunteers.
Scouting has played a significant role in the life of Charles Patrick, chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus — from his youth, when he was a Cub Scout and a Boy Scout, to adulthood, when his two sons began Scouting and he served as a leader. So it was very fitting that the Westmoreland Fayette Council of the Boy Scouts of America chose to honor Patrick at its annual Distinguished Citizen Dinner, held Oct. 27 at the Historic Stone House restaurant.
Carolyn Castor Garver, a 1986 graduate of Penn State’s bachelor of science degree program in nursing, received her employer's annual Patient Safety Award twice in the past five years. In September, the College of Nursing Alumni Society recognized her as someone who exemplifies the spirit of nursing and a commitment to the college's ideals and philosophy.
The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) has awarded two contracts totaling more than a million dollars to the Center for Community and Public Safety (CCPS) at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus to develop courses for about 1,300 constables and 2,500 deputy sheriffs throughout Pennsylvania, it was announced today (Sept. 14).
Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus is known for its impressive fundraising for Penn State’s Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, having been the first campus to raise more than a million dollars for children with cancer. Demonstrating that concern for sick children does not stop at the state line, however, six undergraduates from the Fayette campus donated part of their summer paychecks to the Children’s Miracle Network at West Virginia University Children’s Hospital.
Kary Coleman, director of development and alumni relations at Penn State New Kensington, will be honored Aug. 25 as one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest in 2016 by Pittsburgh’s WHIRL Magazine and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) of Western Pennsylvania at the annual CFF gala in Pittsburgh.