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students, faculty and staff attending Convocation

Academic Convocation officially kicks off new school year

Ceremony held during New Student Welcome on Aug. 17.
Anita Serrano-Martinez with Chancellor Richardson accepting her award

Faculty and staff awards presented during All Campus Day meeting

Outstanding faculty and staff were recognized for their achievements at the All Campus Day meeting at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
two men holding award

Michael Morgan award winner

Michael Morgan received the 2017 Outstanding Staff Award from Kenneth Thigpen, director of academic affairs and Tina Q. Richardson, chancellor (not pictured).

two people leave a space for award winner who has passed

Kathy Gray award winner

Kathy Gray received the For the Glory award. Gray passed away in April. Corianne Thompson accepted the award on her behalf from Kenneth A. Thigpen, director of academic affairs at Penn State Lehigh Valley and Tina Q. Richardson, chancellor (not pictured). A space was left in between Thompson and Thigpen for Gray.

All In logo

Penn State Lehigh Valley comes together to officially kick-off ‘All In’

The Penn State Lehigh Valley community came together on April 17 to officially kick-off the “All In at Penn State” campus initiative.
Jacqueline McLaughlin headshot

Lehigh Valley professor receives esteemed Jefferson Science Fellowship

Jacqueline McLaughlin, associate professor of biology at Penn State Lehigh Valley, has been appointed to serve in the 2017 Jefferson Science Fellowship program by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Penn State President Eric Barron nominated McLaughlin for the fellowship.
Administrators gather to sign articulation agreement

Penn State and Northampton Community College sign articulation agreement

Administrators from Penn State and Northampton Community College (NCC) signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of NCC students into 11 baccalaureate degree programs at 14 Penn State campuses at an event on Jan. 18 at the Lehigh Valley campus.
Students present group project

First-year students present ideas to transform the Lehigh Valley campus

First-year students were challenged to reimagine spaces on campus through the Metamorphose project.
Mud Angels

Mud Angels

Mud-splattered students Kenneth A. Thigpen, second from left, with then-girlfriend and future wife Ann Marie Cianci, far left, posed with their classmates Esta Coverman and Ernie Brock near Piazza Santa Croce in front of the Biblioteca Nazionale in Florence in 1966.