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Blazer of trails, taker of risks

PSU-LV 2018 commencement speaker, Kassie Hilgert, took a nontraditional path while attending PSU, allowing her to work full-time as she finished up her senior year. Now as President and CEO of ArtsQuest, it’s clear her choices set her up for success.
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Penn State promotions in academic rank, effective July 1, 2018

The following is a list of academic promotions for tenured and tenure-line faculty members at Penn State, effective July 1.
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Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrates 115 graduates at spring commencement

Penn State Lehigh Valley held its annual commencement ceremony on May 5 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. The campus awarded associate and bachelor’s degrees to 115 students. The featured speaker for the event was Kassie Hilgert, CEO and president of ArtsQuest and a 1997 Penn State alumna.
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Lehigh Valley graduate overcomes obstacles to earn degree and walk at graduation

Richard “Wes” Schlauch graduated with a degree in corporate communication on May 5 with 114 of his classmates from Penn State Lehigh Valley at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Schlauch processed in with fellow graduates, walked up the stage to get his diploma and walked out of the Musikfest Café with his classmates during the recessional. These achievements on their own are noteworthy, but they are even more impressive because Schlauch suffered a stroke in 2010 when he was 16 years old, six days after he had an accident playing hockey while attending The Hill School in Pottstown.
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Gallery Exhibit: Bethlehem Palette Club 'All Member Exhibition' at Lehigh Valley

The Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley presents the Bethlehem Palette Club “All Member Exhibition,” which runs May 21 to July 21. The exhibit features paintings by both professional and first-time artists.
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Penn State Lehigh Valley announces 2018 student life award winners

More than 130 students, faculty and staff of Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrated the end of the spring 2018 semester with the Finally Finished Fest on April 26 at the Lehigh Valley campus. The festivities were then followed by the Student Life Awards ceremony.
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Penn State Lehigh Valley hosts 2018 Senior Send-Off brunch

More than 110 people attended a Senior Send-Off Brunch on April 29 which celebrated graduates and introduced them to their alumni opportunities.

Awards presented to outstanding Lehigh Valley faculty and staff at luncheon

With the academic year coming to a close, outstanding faculty and staff were recognized for their achievements on April 25 at the first-ever faculty and staff awards luncheon at the Lehigh Valley campus.
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Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrates student research successes

Highlights of undergraduate student research from May 2017 to April 2018 at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
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Penn State Lehigh Valley Student Awards Ceremony recipients announced

Academic award recipients, scholarship winners and University scholars were recognized for their achievements April 26 at Penn State Lehigh Valley’s 2018 Student Awards Ceremony.
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2018 Penn State Lehigh Valley Athletics Awards Luncheon

Student athletes from 2017-18 athletic season were honored at the Athletic Awards luncheon on April 19.