The Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus community has successfully secured a matching gift challenge made by long-time supporters Ric and Sharon Struthers for the benefit of the campus’ Student Emergency Fund and Food Bank.
Beginning June 2020, Penn State graduates have the opportunity to purchase a Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma), in addition to receiving the traditional paper diploma issued after degree conferral. A CeDiploma is available to graduates of the spring 2020 class and forward.
Following a three-month comprehensive planning process, Penn State officials have determined that the University can meet or exceed the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s guidelines for colleges and universities, and look forward to welcoming back faculty, staff and students to resume on-campus, in-person classes and other activities this fall in a limited fashion.
While Penn State’s plans for fall 2020 are still under consideration, the task groups working on returning students and employees to campus are planning to meet or exceed the expectations for colleges and universities announced June 3 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre held its annual Student Government Association Leadership and Athletic Awards on May 7. The awards honor students who show exceptional leadership both inside and outside the classroom through their participation in athletics, clubs and organizations, community service events and leadership programs.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre celebrated its graduates with an online event that included messages from Chancellor Dr. Dale Jones, Associate Chief Academic Officer and Associate Professor of English Lynda Goldstein, valedictorian Jesse Steltz, Advisory Board Chair Rebecca Bartuska and Penn State Wilkes-Barre Alumni Society President Jonathan Sinclair. It also featured video congratulations from Penn State Wilkes-Barre faculty and staff.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre alumnus Ric Struthers and his wife, Sharon, have made a commitment to the campus to help students who may be struggling with challenges related to coronavirus and related shutdowns. The couple, who live in Wilmington, Delaware, are also encouraging other friends of Penn State Wilkes-Barre to join them in supporting this effort through a matching challenge.
On May 13, students at Commonwealth Campuses will be able to select their individual Penn State Go Commonwealth Campus Experience by clicking on the Change App Experience button in the app. Selecting the Campus Experience will allow students to receive important messages and updates to stay connected to what is happening at individual Commonwealth Campuses.