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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
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.