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First graduates of Educational Opportunity Program reflect on experience

Penn State Lehigh Valley’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) was established four years ago with the idea of giving promising students the extra support and resources needed to bolster their chances of college success. The program is paying big dividends, with the first group of EOP students receiving their degrees at the spring commencement ceremony.

Commonwealth Campus websites receive modern look, comprehensive update

A new look and feel will greet visitors to Penn State’s Commonwealth Campus websites beginning June 21. The refreshed websites, which apply to each of the University’s Commonwealth Campuses, are the result of in-depth research on user needs and best practices, resulting in modern, mobile-friendly and engaging sites that highlight the power of Penn State’s campus communities.
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Campuses recognize faculty for promoting open, affordable educational resources

Four Penn State campuses — Abington, Berks, Lehigh Valley and Mont Alto — awarded Penn State’s inaugural Open and Affordable Educational Resources (OAER) Champion Award during the spring 2022 semester. A collaboration between Penn State University Libraries and the University-wide OAER Working Group, the OAER Champion Award is a pilot initiative recognizing excellence, innovation and impact in OAER at Penn State campuses.
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Biology professor receives national award, delivers speech at conference

Penn State Lehigh Valley Associate Professor of Biology Jacqueline McLaughlin recently received the National Society for Experiential Education 2022 John S. Duley Lifetime Achievement Award in Experiential Education. In addition, in early June she delivered a virtual keynote address to attendees at the FarmConect Romania agriculture conference held in Slobozia, Romania.