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Grant to PSU-LV supports Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge

Penn State Lehigh Valley has received a $5,000 grant from the PPL Foundation for its Lehigh Valley LaunchBox Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge.
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PPL check presentation

Carol Obando-Derstine, regional affairs director for PPL Electric Utilities, presented a $5,000 grant to Tina Q. Richardson, chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley and Mike Krajsa, faculty liaison of Lehigh Valley LaunchBox for Lehigh Valley LaunchBox's Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge.

Internship spotlight | Jensen Vieczorek

Corporate Communication Senior, Jensen Vieczorek, was able to take all her experience in the classroom to her internship at PPL.

Internship spotlight: Jensen Vieczorek

Corporate Communication Senior, Jensen Vieczorek, was able to take all her experience in the classroom to her internship at PPL.

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Easton Employability Experience 2017 cohort

26 students were able to explore their desired careers with local community partners. The Easton Employability Experience (E3) is a grant funded program brought about by a partnership between Penn State Lehigh Valley, Easton Area School District and PA CareerLink.

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Easton Employability Experience: Simranjit Singh

Simranjit Singh, rising senior at Easton Area High School, spent the summer working at Merchants Bank.

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Easton Employability Experience: Bonnie Prough

Bonnie Prough, rising senior at Easton Area High School, spent the summer working at the Boys and Girls Club of Easton.

Collective Impact Scholarship

Penn State and community college join forces for combined scholarship fund

Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV) and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) are forging a new innovative partnership that will benefit students who want to attend college, but have limited means to afford it. The Collective Impact Scholarship Fund will be used to provide last dollar support to students who graduate from one of the high schools in the Lehigh Valley, and go on to attend LCCC or PSU-LV for their college education
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IST student interning at Dick's Sporting Goods

"Dick's Sporting Goods represents a culture of passion, commitment, drive and skill. I’m thrilled to be interning for a brand that is founded on these elements," said Saima Farooq, senior information sciences and technology student at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

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