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April 4, 2012
The seventh annual Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival begins at noon Wednesday, April 11, in the Multipurpose Activities Center. This event displays some of the academic works, which have been researched, developed, and created throughout the 2011-12 academic year by Penn State Mont Alto students. Individual and group projects to be featured cover a wide range of topics, including English, engineering, forestry, human development and family studies, nursing and information sciences.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | October 9, 2012
For students at Penn State Mont Alto and residents in the surrounding area, Tuesday's sentencing of convicted child sexual abuser Jerry Sandusky brought reaction ranging from a sense of closure to a feeling that the sentence was not harsh enough. A judge ordered Sandusky to serve at least 30 years in prison Tuesday. “What he got is what he deserved, and the victims can sleep better knowing he can't hurt anyone anymore,” Waynesboro, Pa., resident Camie Biggs, 19, said. “The sentence is fair.” Despite what is effectively a life sentence for Sandusky, the 68-year-old former defensive coordinator for Penn State's football program, Matthew Gossert, 20, of Waynesboro felt the sentence was not long enough.
NEWS
April 22, 2013
Two people kicked in the door at a home near Penn State Mont Alto on Monday morning and stole $5,000 from a woman, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. One of the male suspects held a gun to the 24-year-old victim's head during the 8:30 a.m. robbery in the 7300 block of Slabtown Road, police said. The college campus issued a warning that individuals stay inside and lock their doors. That warning was later lifted, and classes were to be held as regularly scheduled, according to Penn State Mont Alto's website.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
When Francis K. Achampong took over as Penn State Mont Alto's new chancellor on Aug. 1, he viewed it as something of a multifaceted homecoming. “I came back home in more ways than one. I am back on the campus where I started my Penn State career, and I'm back home with my family and my friends,” Achampong said Wednesday. Achampong worked at Penn State Mont Alto as its chief academic officer from 2002 until 2010, when he transferred to the Penn State Fayette campus in western Pennsylvania to serve as its interim chancellor.
EDUCATION
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2013
Penn State Mont Alto will change its nursing program from a two-year degree to a four-year degree beginning in the fall of 2014. “Hospitals are changing their employment pattern. They aren't hiring associate degree nurses like they had in the past. They are looking for the entry-level professional, which is the bachelor's degree,” said Carranda Barkdoll, Penn State Mont Alto's coordinator for nursing. As the health care delivery system increases in complexity, more education is needed to support the nurses who must navigate it, Barkdoll said.
NEWS
November 18, 2007
· 83 percent of students are from Pennsylvania, but students from 16 other states also attend. · 58 percent of students are female. · Students range in age from 15 to 65, and 20 percent are 24 or older. · 71 percent of students are full time. Source: Penn State Mont Alto
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 4, 2013
As Nicole Glaze of Waynesboro, Pa., fiddled with her cap and gown before Saturday's spring commencement at Penn State Mont Alto, she remembered the obstacles she faced to achieve her dream. “I've worked really hard to get here. I got pregnant when I was 16,” said Glaze, now 20. So many teens give up on their dreams when that happens, she said. But she vowed to herself not to let anything stop her from an education. “To be able to graduate from college is a big thing for me,” she said.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | February 12, 2001
Penn State Mont Alto gets a lion of its own MONT ALTO, Pa. - It may not roar, but Penn State Mont Alto's new 2,135-pound solid fiberglass Nittany Lion should become the most photographed icon on campus. The 8-foot lion, unveiled in a brief Monday afternoon ceremony, sits atop a knoll overlooking the campus entrance. At seven-eighths scale, it is a slightly smaller version of the 21-foot lion that graces Penn State's main campus in University Park. The original Nittany Lion was carved from a single block of Indiana limestone in 1942 by Heinz Warneke, a German-born sculptor.
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December 15, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto students, faculty and staff are getting an early start this week preparing for the campus' 150th anniversary. It falls in 2053. cont. from news page They are building a time capsule with the hope it will tell their successors about campus life at the end of the 20th century. Many of the students who are contributing to it should still be around when it's opened in the middle of the 21st century.
NEWS
By ASHLEY HARTMAN | August 25, 2007
MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto welcomed its first-year class on Friday, as 249 students wheeled and carried their belongings on to campus for move-in day. Although this year's first-year class of 461 is smaller than last year's class of 505, an increase in returning students and students who do not live within commuting distance caused the campus to search for more off-campus housing, said Holly Cieri, public relations manager for the...
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
When Francis K. Achampong took over as Penn State Mont Alto's new chancellor on Aug. 1, he viewed it as something of a multifaceted homecoming. “I came back home in more ways than one. I am back on the campus where I started my Penn State career, and I'm back home with my family and my friends,” Achampong said Wednesday. Achampong worked at Penn State Mont Alto as its chief academic officer from 2002 until 2010, when he transferred to the Penn State Fayette campus in western Pennsylvania to serve as its interim chancellor.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2013
A new chapter in education in Franklin County, Pa., began Monday when Winebrenner Theological Seminary officially opened its doors at the home of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. The school begins seminary classes this fall. “The way we are going to measure our success is not by the number of graduates, not by the money (the school) generates, but is the world a better place,” said David Draper, president of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The Ohio-based seminary is affiliated with the Church of God denomination, but recruits students from other backgrounds.
LIFESTYLE
June 19, 2013
Betsy Payette of Mont Alto, Pa., is a member of the Waynesboro (Pa.) Historical Society. She contributed this recipe for Finnish pancake to the society's 2001 cookbook, “Culinary Traditions: A Taste of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.” Payette said her family ate this pancake every Christmas morning with sliced peaches and honey drizzled over the top. “It was the three of us - my husband, my daughter and myself,” Payette said. “My husband, George, made it. We lived in Europe, and probably it was served to us.” Betsy and George lived in Germany when he worked with the U.S. military newspaper, Stars and Stripes.
BUSINESS
May 26, 2013
Using email for job searches May 29 - Learn how to set up an email account and basic tips on using email in job searches. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Washington County Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Suite 100, Hagerstown. Call 301-393-8255. Lunch and Learn May 29 - The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce's Lunch and Learn. Helen E. McGarry of Penn State Mont Alto will discuss how to manage everyday stressors. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-7101 or go to www.chambersburg.org.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 4, 2013
As Nicole Glaze of Waynesboro, Pa., fiddled with her cap and gown before Saturday's spring commencement at Penn State Mont Alto, she remembered the obstacles she faced to achieve her dream. “I've worked really hard to get here. I got pregnant when I was 16,” said Glaze, now 20. So many teens give up on their dreams when that happens, she said. But she vowed to herself not to let anything stop her from an education. “To be able to graduate from college is a big thing for me,” she said.
NEWS
April 22, 2013
Two people kicked in the door at a home near Penn State Mont Alto on Monday morning and stole $5,000 from a woman, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. One of the male suspects held a gun to the 24-year-old victim's head during the 8:30 a.m. robbery in the 7300 block of Slabtown Road, police said. The college campus issued a warning that individuals stay inside and lock their doors. That warning was later lifted, and classes were to be held as regularly scheduled, according to Penn State Mont Alto's website.
EDUCATION
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2013
Penn State Mont Alto will change its nursing program from a two-year degree to a four-year degree beginning in the fall of 2014. “Hospitals are changing their employment pattern. They aren't hiring associate degree nurses like they had in the past. They are looking for the entry-level professional, which is the bachelor's degree,” said Carranda Barkdoll, Penn State Mont Alto's coordinator for nursing. As the health care delivery system increases in complexity, more education is needed to support the nurses who must navigate it, Barkdoll said.
SPORTS
April 7, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013 COLLEGE BASEBALL Hagerstown 11, Chesapeake 5 Garrett Sprankle had two hits and four RBIs for Hagerstown Community College in a victory over Chesapeake on Sunday. The Hawks (22-17) rallied for six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 5-5 tie. Cooper Ayers had three hits and an RBI for HCC, while Drew DeShong had two hits and two RBIs, Tyler Walter had two hits and an RBI, Eric Schanzenbacher had two hits and starter Tanner Partlow (7-1)
LIFESTYLE
March 22, 2013
The second annual "Blue and White" 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, on the campus of Penn State Mont Alto. At 8 a.m., children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to join the Penn State Nittany Lion for the "Little Lion" Run, a free one-mile trip across campus. Participants will have an opportunity to win prizes, which will be awarded in four categories, including men and women 30 years old and younger, and men and women 30 years old and younger. Each of the top three finishers in each category will receive a medal and a VISA gift card.
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