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Gruzin and family

Mindy Gruzin, her son, and boyfriend take a moment to capture a special moment in time, graduation day May 9, 2020.  Penn State held a University-wide virtual commencement on Saturday, May 9, to honor more than 15,000 Penn State grads.

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John Spadaro, president of the Alle-Kiski Society, is seen with Joe Kotelnicki, right, and society members Tim Oberlin and Laura Kelly. The Alle-Kiski Society was one of the major corporate sponsors of the 50th gala.

New Kensington Celebration 1

Cellist Kim Cook, accompanied by pianist Svetlana Rodionova, makes her Penn State Laureate debut at the New Kensington campus. She is a world-renown cellist who has performed in Europe and Asia. She was named the inaugural Penn State Laureate in April by President Spanier.

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Jack Sennett, a member of the first graduating class at the campus in 1960, gives gala guests a "Overview" of life at the New Kensington Center, as the campus was originally known when it began on Fourth Avenue in the city of New Kensington. Sennett was also a member of the campus' first basketball team in 1958, the year the campus was founded.