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July 2017, Issue 5

The View from Kern

A Message from Dr. Regina Vasilatos-Younken
Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School

Greetings from the Graduate School. As we gear up for the start of a new academic year, I wanted to share very exciting news. Zena Cardman, a Ph.D. student in geosciences, has been named a member of NASA's 2017 class of astronauts.

Nominate Outstanding Graduate Alumni

A message from the President of the Graduate School Alumni Society
As the President of the Graduate School Alumni Society (GSAS), I have the privilege of meeting so many of our amazing graduate school alums. Be it during Board Meetings, the Career Exploration Workshop, the Graduate Exhibition, or the Doctoral Alumni Reunion, I’m always awed and amazed by the quality of the individuals who have received a graduate education and degree from Penn State University.

Alumna’s Career Achievements, Executive Leadership Defined by Graduate School Experiences

When Jacquelyn S. Fetrow was named as Albright College’s 15th president in October 2016, a member of the presidential search committee remarked that her numerous professional achievements were sustained by her “gifts of intellectual curiosity, skillful communication, strategic vision and humane understanding.”

Graduate Profile Student: James Fraser

For James Fraser, a Ph.D. student in the intercollege molecular, cellular, and integrative biosciences program, studying red blood cell generation is a cause that he can personally understand. That is because he has hemophilia, a bleeding disorder where blood does not clot normally, and understanding blood and the underlying complex roles physiology plays in the blood is important to him.

Class Notes

All Graduate School alumni are invited to submit your announcements of career achievements, updates, or any other news of general interest that you would like to share.

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