April 2015

Students teach business basics in rural Panama during spring break

In a family-owned kiosk in rural Panama, Penn State student Shealyn Williamson shows kiosk owner Maximino Opua how to organize his inventory of dried goods and keep better track of sales. She then steps back to let him execute his newly learned skills.

Penn State commencement ceremonies feature Schreyer Honors College connections

The Schreyer Honors College will be well represented at the commencement ceremonies for the Penn State Class of 2015, with more than 450 scholars who will graduate this May as well as three individuals who have been selected as commencement speakers.

Donohues’ $1 million gift endows energy and mineral engineering professorship

Former Penn State professor David Donohue, along with his son, Timothy, have made a $1 million gift, on behalf of the family, to endow a professorship in the John and Willie Leone Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State. The Donohue Family Professorship in Energy and Mineral Engineering will support a faculty member whose research focuses on petroleum and natural gas engineering.

Seven Penn State faculty receive Fulbright Scholar awards

Seven faculty scholars university-wide have received Fulbright awards for the 2014-15 cycle, which continues Penn State’s strong representation in that program.