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Amelia Earhart

Photo sparks renewed interest in Abington's Amelia Earhart

A recently unearthed photo showing blurry figures on a dock sparked renewed interest in an 80-year-old mystery: the fate of aviator Amelia Earhart, who attended an elite women’s boarding school at what is now Penn State Abington.
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Youth police academy at Penn State Abington in July

Find out if law enforcement might be the perfect career this summer at the Penn State Abington Youth Police Academy.

Alternative Spring Break: Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota

Kaltra Bani, a sophomore at Penn State Abington, recalls how her recent Alternate Spring Break to a Native American reservation in South Dakota changed her perspective.

Students clapping at Commencement


Graduating students at Penn State Lehigh Valley celebrate their accomplishments at commencement, which was held at ArtsQuest, Bethlehem.

Kulkarni and Franklin

Penn State Harrisburg spring 2017 commencement

Penn State Harrisburg Chancellor Mukund Kulkarni and Penn State head football coach James Franklin, who served as spring 2017 commencement keynote speaker, are Instagram ready right before the ceremony.  For more photos from commencement, visit 

Walker Award Abington

Abington recognizes students with academic, leadership awards

Penn State Abington honored students at its annual Awards and Leadership Reception.
Abington awards and leadership

Abington diversity award

John Nguyen and Penn State Abington Chancellor Damian J. Fernandez presented Sayonnoh Kofa with the Diversity Award.

Abington awards and leadership

Abington exemplary student leader award

Nelson Coast, Rena Kassak, Morgan Kelly, Diaka Thiam, and Matt Zipin were recognized as exemplary student leaders.

Abington Exemplary Student Leader

Morgan Kelly

Abington student Morgan Kelly, who was recognized for exemplary leadership, with her father.

Abington spring fest

Scene at Abington: Spring Fest 2017

As the end of the semester approaches, Penn State Abington pulls out the hula hoops and rock climbing walls and all sorts of classic games to celebrate during the annual Spring Fest.