About Pennsylvania State University-Penn State McKeesport
We are... a “Big Ten” internationally renowned university close to home, offering baccalaureate and associate degrees and certificate programs taught by Penn State faculty at a campus near Pittsburgh.
We are... a teaching-learning-research institution for undergraduate education and for lifelong learning.
We are... a small campus with a big degree.
We are... a partner in educational collaborations to improve the quality of life for our community through contract training, enrichment programs and service projects.
We are... committed to the highest quality in teaching, research, and scholarship, and service to our campus, our students, our communities, and our professions.
Penn State Greater Allegheny is, yet again, experiencing a stellar year. Due to the visionary commitment, the strategically dedicated work, the intellectual and tactical excellence of our faculty, staff, alums, volunteers, and students we continue to be a transformational organization.
At our Annual Honors Convocation, we presented awards symbolizing excellence to more than 150 students. This fall we executed our second annual Freshman Convocation Ceremony, welcoming over 200 new students in an event triggered by faculty commitment to student success. This year we added a pinning ceremony where entering students received a campus logo pin from faculty members.
This ceremony initiated the relationship with faculty that is essential to student success. The convocation and pinning ceremony had a visible effect on this year’s entering students. There is an observable sense of purpose on campus. One can feel the environment buzzing with the new energy of entering students synchronizing with the seasoned energies of our returning students, faculty, staff, and volunteers.
In our strategic planning we uncovered a new vision and direction for the campus. Greater Allegheny will be a universally recognized first choice campus for students and families in our region and beyond. We will achieve first choice status by committing to tangible results in student-centered success, global excellence, and community engagement. Revealing the excellence that is central to the Greater Allegheny presence will position our campus on a first name basis in the homes of prospective college students locally, regionally, and internationally.
Every year here one will find that our committed volunteers, alumni, friends, and organizations have gone above and beyond previous benchmarks to invest in our vision and our mission with substance. For example, the great success the campus has experienced with our fifth annual “All That’s Jazz” Scholarship event. In just five years, this event has raised more than $214,000 in direct scholarship aid for students.
We are grateful for all of those who give their time, expertise, financial means, and invaluable human spirit to move this campus forward. Our future is bright, but only because you supply the power and illumination.