Fall 2014 Academic Convocation was held on Friday, Aug. 22nd
Penn State Greater Allegheny's Fall academic convocation was held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22 in the Wunderley Gymnasium. Members of the faculty and staff of Penn State Greater Allegheny welcomed first-year students and their families to campus during the annual event.
The convocation celebrated the campus’ dedication to student-centered success, global education, and community engagement. Since its beginning at the current location in 1957, the Greater Allegheny campus continues to serve as a key factor in the revitalization of Pennsylvania’s southwest region.
Margaret Signorella, director of academic affairs at the campus, served as master of ceremonies and greeted everyone on behalf of Interim Chancellor Nancy Herron. Douglas Charles, associate professor of history, welcomed the new students on behalf of the faculty, and Student Government Association President Jacqueline Dell delivered the student government welcome.
During the program, Signorella, Charles, and Dell were joined by Director of Student Affairs Glenn Beech and Program Marshall Mary Preuss in introducing new students to the Penn State Principles. The principles were developed to embody the values that Penn State hopes its students, faculty, staff, administration and alumni possess. The faculty then led the new students in a ceremony where each student signed their name to the Penn State Principles.
After the ceremony, students and their families learned about campus services, and then joined the faculty and staff for lunch in the Student Community Center.