Bradyn Claycomb of Penn State New Kensington (left) and Wes Nixon of Penn State Fayette (right) move items in the basement of the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale, Pa. The volunteer experience was part of the annual MLK Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21 with more than 50 Penn State student leaders from 5 campuses. The 2019 event was hosted by Penn State New Kensington.
More than 50 Penn State students from five campuses took their day off from classes to make it a "day on" for the annual MLK Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21. The 2019 Penn State New Kensington-hosted event featured volunteerism at six organizations in the Alle-Kiski Valley. In addition to New Kensington, participating campuses included Beaver, Fayette, Greater Allegheny and World Campus.
Penn State students from the Beaver, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington and World Campus gather for a group photo before volunteering during the annual MLK Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21. The 2019 event was hosted by Penn State New Kensington.
Adam Johnson, senior at Penn State New Kensington, loads a truck with props and supplies at the Casino Theatre in Vandergrift. Johnson was one of more than 50 Penn State student leaders from 5 campuses participating in the annual MLK Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 21. The 2019 event was hosted by Penn State New Kensington.
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.
If you noticed young maple trees, their roots contained in bags, strategically placed around Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, then they came from longtime faculty member David Meredith’s herb garden. If you passed a group of people picking up litter along University Drive recently, then it was Meredith and one of his classes. If you happened to see students planting trees on campus last week, they were brought there by Meredith, their instructor, an associate professor of engineering.
When Charles Patrick assumed the role of chancellor and chief academic officer of Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus last year, he made students the top priority. “We’re all about student success,” became his mantra.