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Penn State alumni and longtime supporters Ed and Judy Lucy have created the Samuel J. and Ruth Valick Family Scholarship with a gift of $50,000. The scholarship will give preference to students who have served or are serving in the United States military and who are majoring or plan to major in criminal justice.

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Special Agent Michael Byrnes, left, senior team leader of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s Evidence Response Team – Philadelphia, visited Penn State Wilkes-Barre to conduct a presentation for a forensic science class taught by Robert Jolley, right.

Capital Day 2018

Penn State President Eric J. Barron addresses a crowd in the rotunda during Capital Day 2018 in Harrisburg on March 13, 2018. During Capital Day, Penn Staters visited the state Capitol Building in Harrisburg and met with their elected officials to share their stories illustrating the University’s unique value to Pennsylvania.


Victoria Vespico is crowned Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton by Abby Traxler, Miss Pennsylvania Collegiate.