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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.

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.

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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.

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Kirsten McWilliams celebrates with friends and fellow Penn State York students following the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 5 in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) on campus.  McWilliams graduated with a bachelor of science in business and was a Graham Fellow.  She also already has a job!  Pictured left to right are Shawnee Hostetter, Kirsten McWilliams, Mary Inyang Cobham, Destinee Mateo, and Fabrizio Delgado Ramirez.

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Kirsten McWilliams celebrates with friends and fellow Penn State York students following the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 5 in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) on campus.  McWilliams graduated with a bachelor of science in business and was a Graham Fellow.  She also already has a job!  Pictured left to right are Shawnee Hostetter, Kirsten McWilliams, Mary Inyang Cobham, Destinee Mateo, and Fabrizio Delgado Ramirez.

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Kirsten McWilliams celebrates with friends and fellow Penn State York students following the commencement ceremony on Friday, May 5 in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center (The Pullo Center) on campus.  McWilliams graduated with a bachelor of science in business and was a Graham Fellow.  She also already has a job!  Pictured left to right are Shawnee Hostetter, Kirsten McWilliams, Mary Inyang Cobham, Destinee Mateo, and Fabrizio Delgado Ramirez.

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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.

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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.