On Campus

South Hills students explore internships

STATE COLLEGE — For the last 19 years, second-year students from all three South Hills School of Business & Technology campuses have participated in PSU Day events hosted by the South Hills Career Services department. The alliance between South Hills and the Pennsylvania State University was formed to give South Hills students the opportunity to explore internship opportunities at PSU, which in turn helps the university find well-trained employees for its administrative offices.

Each specialized associate degree program at South Hills requires students to complete an internship before graduation. Hundreds of South Hills students have completed internships and/or have been hired as employees of Penn State since the establishment of the South Hills/PSU partnership in 2000.

Nearly 90 South Hills students marked the beginning of the “Internship Season” by participating in PSU Day Part I. The day began with a guided bus tour of the PSU campus at University Park. After the tour, the students were taken to the Founders room in the Bryce Jordan Center where they were able to hear from two 2018 South Hills graduates who have recently been through the PSU internship process and are now employed at the University.

Tammy McCoy, Administrative Professional graduate and Administrative Support for PSU – Civil & Environmental Engineering, and James Thomas, Information Technology graduate and Desktop Support for Enterprise Information Services, discussed how South Hills provided them with the necessary tools to be successful in their internships that lead them to their current positions.

Cole Hons, Media Manager for PSU -Huck Institutes-Life Sciences, provided the students with “internship tips,” giving them the dos and don’ts for their upcoming internships. To close out Day I, Business Administration – Management & Marketing alumni and PSU – Human Resources Multimedia Specialist, Michael Keller, guided the students step-by-step through the employment process at Penn State.

Krater Receives Model UN outstanding delegate award

CEDARVILLE, OHIO — Cedarville University’s Model United Nations (U.N.) team returned from the 26th annual Dayton Model United Nations Conference (DAYMUNC) with 10 awards. Team member Adrienne Krater of Altoona received an outstanding delegate award. The conference was held February 1-2 at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.

During the two-day event, the 16-delegate Cedarville team competed against students from four Midwest universities including the University of Dayton, Sinclair Community College, Wright State University and Marietta College. The student delegates participated in four committees: Simulated Security Council (SimSec), Security Council, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ). In these committees, students addressed current world topics and issues, including famine and war in Yemen, child marriage, violence against women and policies in Venezuela.

The delegates were judged on diplomacy, negotiation, speaking skills, research and committee facilitation. Cedarville’s team was awarded five of the eight top honors, four honorable mentions and an outstanding position paper award.

A senior International Studies major, Krater received an outstanding delegate award in the Security Council committee. Teammate Jacob Sanders of West Richland, Washington, won distinguished delegate to the Security Council committee.

Scholar-athletes soar

at Clarion University

CLARION — Clarion University Golden Eagle student-athletes matched an incredible academic feat for the second year in a row as 51 percent of them achieved Clarion scholar-athlete status, marking the second straight year that more than half the student-athlete population hit the mark. In all, 174 student athletes earned the distinction.

To become a Clarion scholar-athlete, student-athletes must have achieved one of the following: earn a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher; attain a 3.2 GPA or higher in two consecutive semesters, in the previous year’s spring semester and this year’s fall semester; or, as a freshman or first-year transfer student, achieve a 3.2 GPA in the fall semester.

Among those honored as scholar-athletes are: Brooke Cline, Clearfield; Devin Clark, DuBois; Andrew Vonada, Hollidaysburg; Thomas Randazzo, Portage; Tate Swanson, Woodland.

Crow seizes opportunity to study over seas

GETTYSBURG COLLEGE — Michaela Crow, a political science major from Port Matilda, studied abroad in Tunisia. At Gettysburg, students use the opportunity to study globally to pursue diverse paths in multiple areas of study. Over 200 students studied globally in the Fall 2018 semester, representing over 30 majors in over 25 countries.