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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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Commencement 2018: Nittany Lion and Featured Speaker Kassie Hilgert

Kassie Hilgert served as the featured speaker for 2018 commencement ceremony. Hilgert is CEO and president of ArtsQuest and a Penn State alumna. She posed with the Nittany Lion before the ceremony on May 5 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

Commencement Highlights 2018

Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrated 115 graduates during spring commencement held May 5 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

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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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Wes Schlauch with his adviser

Wes Schlauch hugged his faculty adviser Bob Wolfe, coordinator of the Corporate Communication program at PSU-LV, after graduating on May 5 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

Graduate walking with cane to get his degree from Chancellor

Wes Schlauch with Chancellor Richardson

Wes Schlauch walked across the stage at the PSU-LV 2018 Commencement ceremony to receive his degree from Chancellor Tina Q. Richardson on May 5 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

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Wes Schlauch with his parents

Wes Schlauch (center) shared a smile with his parents, Richard and Meg Schlauch, after the 2018 Penn State Lehigh Valley Commencement ceremony held May 5 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

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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.
Woman speaking at commencement ceremony at a podium

2018CommencementPennStateLehighValley

Penn State Lehigh Valley held its annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, 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 PSU alumna. PSU-LV Corporate Communication Student, Elise Yardley (pictured here), spoke during the ceremony as the 2018 Student Marshal.

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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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