This summer Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education has transitioned its highly successful summer camp programming to remote delivery. Students can join new classes using the virtual delivery of Zoom. Children will work with teachers and other students remotely as they do hands-on activities.
As Penn State DuBois has adjusted to remote learning, faculty and staff have remained equally committed to the mission of helping students apply their education to launch rewarding careers. Recently, a Virtual Career Fair was held, affording students the opportunity to gain experience in interviewing for jobs and in presenting themselves in a professional setting.
Director of Student Affairs Rebecca Pennington has received the inaugural Penn State DuBois Staff of the Year Excellence Award. The award is extended to a staff member who goes above and beyond their normally assigned job responsibilities in resolving a particularly difficult dilemma, being exceptionally creative, or being responsive to others.
The Penn State alumni family grew by more than 15,000 this past weekend as the University recognized its spring 2020 graduates in a livestreamed commencement ceremony, which took place on Saturday, May 9.
In addition to Penn State’s virtual spring 2020 commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on May 9, individual campuses and colleges across the University will be offering special recognition and events to their graduates.
The Penn State DuBois Student Government Association (SGA) has announced award winners for the 2019-20 academic year. The SGA Awards Banquet originally scheduled for May 1 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but student leaders still wish to recognize award winners for their success in serving the campus and their community.
Penn State DuBois Lecturer of Human Development and Family Studies Marly Doty was added to the University-wide Student Engagement Network’s Faculty Academy as a fellow this spring. She will create a model to help freshmen students be informed in their journey as they participate in a first-year seminar or first-year experience course.
THON weekend came to a close on Sunday with $11,696,942 raised across all Penn State locations to help fund the fight against childhood cancer. While four official campus dancers from Penn State DuBois continue to nurse their tired feet, they are proud to say they all made it through the entire 46-hour dance marathon, and helped to usher in a record breaking $34,882 year for THON fundraising at DuBois.