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.

Mindy Gruzin in lab

Mindy Gruzin, a recent Penn State York graduate, preserves spider embryos for gene expression as part of an undergraduate research project she did at the campus prior to the University's move to remote learning. Gruzin now is headed to medical school in the fall, with a full-ride scholarship to pursue internal medicine and primary care.

2019 New Kensington Faculty Publications Party

Yesenia Figueroa-Lifschitz (left), library assistant, speaks with Kasey Hudak, associate professor of corporate communication, at Penn State New Kensington's annual Faculty Publication Celebration in the campus' Blissell Library. Hudak was one of many honored at the event for authoring an article in an academic publication.


Phong T. Tran, a Penn State York student-veteran, grabs a quick selfie with the Nittany Lion prior to the start of the 49th annual spring commencement at Penn State York on May 3.  Tran earned a bachelor of science in information sciences and technology (IST), and wears a red, white, and blue cord to designate his service in the United States Armed Forces.