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Student researcher Brian Escobar with his project at the Undergraduate Research Fair

Heeding a call to help others, more students enrolling in HDFS program at PSWS

The HDFS degree offered at Penn State Worthington Scranton is one of the most popular degree programs on campus and enrollment in the program continues to grow, more than 15 years after its inception in 2000.
Student researcher Brian Escobar with his project at the Undergraduate Research Fair

HDFS student research

PSWS student Brian Escobar's research project, "The Effect of Grit on College Students’ Academic Self-Efficacy and Performance: The Role of Gender" took first place in the Social Science category at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Fair at Penn State Worthington Scranton. His faculty adviser was Dr. Raymond Petren, assistant professor of HDFS. Research is an important component for students in the major and prepares them for both their future career fields, as well as graduate school.

 

Kailey Gearhart

Honors student presents celiac disease research at conference in Pittsburgh

Kailey Gearhart, an honors sophomore who plans to major in nursing at Penn State Worthington Scranton, presented her research findings on celiac disease at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference in Pittsburgh earlier this spring.
Kiernan Riley

Nursing student Kiernan Riley awarded University grant to continue research

Kiernan Riley, a senior honor’s nursing student at Penn State Worthington Scranton, was awarded a Penn State Student Engagement Network grant to study the effects of a teaching intervention about organ donation on high school students’ attitudes and intent to register as organ donors when applying for drivers’ licenses.
Kalei Kowalchik at the PSWS 2017 Undergraduate Research Fair

Kalei Kowalchik

Kalei Kowalchik, a sophomore nursing student at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has received a Student Engagement Network (SEN) grant to conduct home health and hospice research this summer. Here, she is shown with an earlier research project that she presented at the campus' 2017 Undergraduate Research Fair.

Kalei Kowalchik at the PSWS 2017 Undergraduate Research Fair

Grant to help nursing student pursue engaged learning experience

Kalei Kowalchik, a sophomore honor’s nursing major at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has been awarded a Penn State Student Engagement Network grant to pursue an engaged learning experience with the Visiting Nurses Association Home Health and Hospice of Lackawanna County.
PSWS commencement speaker vince sorgi

Class of 2017 commencement held at Worthington Scranton

Penn State Worthington Scranton held its 49th commencement on Saturday, May 13 during a ceremony at the Scranton Cultural Center.
Vince Sorgi speaking at 2017 PSWS commencement

2017 PSWS commencement speaker

PSWS alumnus and 2017 commencement speaker Vincent Sorgi, senior vice president and chief financial officer for PPL Corporation, addresses Penn State Worthngton Scranton's Class of 2017 on Saturday. He told the new graduates that if they worked hard and followed their passion, they would be successful. Seated behind Mr. Sorgi, from left, are: Maria Russoniello, PSWS director of development; Dr. Marwan Wafa, PSWS chancellor; Dr. Patricia Hinchey, faculty marshal and professor emerita; and Dr. H. Durell Johnson, PSWS chief academic officer.

2017 Erickson Discovery Grants

Record 83 undergraduates receive 2017 Erickson Discovery Grants

Eighty-three students from across Penn State’s campuses will each be awarded a $3,500 Erickson Discovery Grant for summer 2017 through the Office of Undergraduate Education. The students will use the funds to immerse themselves in original research, scholarship, and creative work under the direct supervision of a faculty member.
A group of students at a table at the etiquette dinner

Teaching the ‘lost art’ of etiquette – from a student perspective

Each year, Penn State Worthington Scranton hosts an Etiquette Dinner for graduating students to teach them the finer points of dining etiquette, so that they can properly conduct themselves on interview luncheons, dinners, and at formal, professional events that they attend as young professionals.

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