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Patrick Coulson at community garden

Patrick Coulson, director of Westmoreland County Community College's New Kensington Center, spreads mulch in a garden bed at the New Kensington Community Garden. Coulson has coordinated the garden initiative along Fifth Avenue since its inception in 2012 and was joined by volunteers from Penn State New Kensington in June.

Shannon Josefoski and Brian Magnus at community garden

Shannon Josefoski, class of 2018, and Brian Magnus, senior journalism major at Penn State, assemble a greenhouse at the New Kensington Community Garden. Josefoski graduated from the New Kensington campus and joined Magnus and other campus staff and advisory board members to volunteer at the garden in June.

New Kensington volunteers at community garden

Patrick Coulson, far left, director of Westmoreland County Community College’s (WCCC) New Kensington Center and volunteer coordinator of the New Kensington Community Garden, was joined by seven Penn State New Kensington staff, alumni and advisory board members to prepare the garden for its upcoming season. Campus volunteers included: Brian Magnus, senior journalism major and strategic communications intern; Shannon Josefoski, Penn State class of 2018; Corinne Coulson, manager of strategic communications and marketing; Candee Christy, administrative support assistant; Kary Milan, director of development and alumni relations; Steve Molitierno, advisory board member; and Rebecca Dietrich, marketing and multimedia specialist (not pictured).

Candee Christy at community garden

Candee Christy, administrative support assistant in the Chancellor's Office at Penn State New Kensington, shovels mulch at the New Kensington Community Garden. Christy and six other campus staff, alumni and board members volunteered at the garden to help prepare it for the upcoming growing season. The garden, which began in 2012, sits along the campus-led Corridor of Innovation, a five-block stretch of Fifth Avenue in downtown New Kensington.

Eight Commonwealth Campuses highlight sustainability efforts at regional forum

The Sustainability Institute hosted the first of three forums at Penn State Beaver on May 7. Faculty, staff, students, and other leaders gathered to learn about the variety of activities, events, research and other programs taking place throughout the Commonwealth Campuses to advance the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the University's strategic plan.