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Cleaning up

Not your typical college spring break trip...

Students from Penn State Worthington Scranton joined over 100 more from five other Penn State campuses and spent their spring break on Texas’ Gulf Coast, helping to clean up communities still struggling through the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke

 Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Tarana Burke Streaming of Tarana’s speech will be available Thursday, March 22, at 8:00 p.m. EDT  

Students stand with homeowners outside a Houston residence damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Penn State students spend break renovating Texas homes damaged by hurricane

More than 100 students from six Penn State campuses spent spring break in Texas, cleaning out homes that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey. "It's easy to repair a house," one said. "It's not as easy to put a home back together."
Two Penn State Behrend students remove a damaged section of wall from a home in Houston.

Behrend ASB trip 2

Two dozen students from Penn State Behrend joined others from five different Penn State campuses to clean homes in Texas that had been damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

A group of Penn State Behrend students stand with the owners of a Houston home damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Behrend ASB trip 1

One hundred students from six Penn State campuses spent their spring break in Texas, gutting homes that were damaged by Hurricane Harvey.

Leaders from five eastern Penn State campuses sign an articulation agreement with Luzerne County Community College.

Five campuses sign articulation agreement with Luzerne County Community College

Students who earn an associate degree from Luzerne County Community College can directly transfer into bachelor’s programs at five eastern Penn State campuses, leaders of the institutions announced Feb. 27 at Penn State Hazleton.
PSWS group at Invent Penn State display

Campus showcases entrepreneurial project at Invent Penn State Day

A group of Penn State Worthington Scranton students, faculty and administrators attended the Invent Penn State Media Day earlier this month at the state capitol building in Harrisburg. The campus group was part of a University contingent who went to the capitol to draw attention to the Invent Penn State initiative, created just two-and-a-half years ago, which has established 21 innovation hubs across the Commonwealth.
award winners

MLK Day was a 'day on' at Penn State Worthington Scranton

Penn State Worthington Scranton celebrated Martin Luther King Day with a celebratory luncheon and the presentation of the campus' Excellence in Diversity Awards Ceremony. This year's award recipients were: Parminder Parmar, associate professor of HDFS; and Salma Ahmed, a student at Marywood University, interfaith youth core officer, and international ambassador and public relations officer for the Deen Community Center in Scranton.

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