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RHS graduate, veteran featured on Good Morning America

RHS graduate, veteran featured on Good Morning America

May 10, 2017

ABC’s "Good Morning America" will feature Penn State graduate Danielle Joliet on May 10 as part of the GMA Class of 2017. Joliet, a U.S. Army veteran and graduate of the Penn State College of Education, is also the recipient of the Penn State Outstanding Adult Student Learner Award. This success did not come to Joliet without challenges — the wife and mother of two is a recovering alcoholic who found a way to turn her life around and help others do the same. RHS graduate, veteran featured on Good Morning America - Read More…

Concert to benefit the people of South Sudan

Concert to benefit the people of South Sudan

Apr 11, 2017

Local band Group Therapy, which includes Jim Herbert, professor of rehabilitation and human services, will headline a benefit concert on April 17 to support the citizens of South Sudan, an area rampant with poverty and famine as a result of a 22-year civil war. Concert to benefit the people of South Sudan - Read More…

Student's humanitarian work inspires professor

Student's humanitarian work inspires professor

Apr 11, 2017

After reading the weekly internship logs of senior Kalkidan Streit, who is interning in South Sudan, Professor Jim Herbert was motivated to help those in the war-stricken nation by hosting a benefit concert. Student's humanitarian work inspires professor - Read More…

Student group endows award

Student group endows award

Mar 02, 2017

Students involved in the Student Pennsylvania State Education Association are used to helping others. Now, their efforts will benefit one of their own, as the group has raised enough money to endow its own award. Student group endows award - Read More…

 Penn State to host state’s first Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Academy

Penn State to host state’s first Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Academy

Oct 27, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation has selected Penn State to host Pennsylvania’s first Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Academy, which prepares high school students for their transition to higher education. Penn State to host state’s first Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Academy - Read More…

CCMH data reveal counseling needs of students with disabilities

CCMH data reveal counseling needs of students with disabilities

Jul 11, 2016

New research from the College of Education shows that across the country students with disabilities may not be receiving the counseling services they need and it could be impacting graduation rates for this underserved population. CCMH data reveal counseling needs of students with disabilities - Read More…

Culture and disability program receives international award

Jun 13, 2016

"Culture and Disability," Penn State's only study abroad program focused specifically on disability, has been recognized for its innovation in the field of international education with the Innovative New Program — Study Abroad award from GoAbroad. Culture and disability program receives international award - Read More…

College of Education honors 8 faculty, staff members during awards program

Apr 20, 2016

The College of Education recognized the accomplishments of its employees at the annual Faculty, Staff and Student Awards Program on April 19 at the Nittany Lion Inn. College of Education honors 8 faculty, staff members during awards program - Read More…

Nearly a dozen student-athletes drawn to human service field in College of Education

Nearly a dozen student-athletes drawn to human service field in College of Education

Feb 08, 2016

Rehabilitation and Human Services graduates can seek employment from among drug and alcohol centers, rehab centers, senior citizen centers, community mental health programs, mental retardation programs, corrections systems and hospitals. Nearly a dozen student-athletes drawn to human service field in College of Education - Read More…

Internship allows RHS student to work with victims of torture

Internship allows RHS student to work with victims of torture

Oct 14, 2015

Rehabilitation of victims of torture shows Lucia Canton how to work between professional disciplines. Internship allows RHS student to work with victims of torture - Read More…

Summer program abroad provides insight into culture, disability in Ireland

Sep 04, 2015

A group of 10 Penn State students from a variety of majors traveled to Ireland this summer for a month-long examination of the country's culture through the lens of disability advocacy and accommodations. Summer program abroad provides insight into culture, disability in Ireland - Read More…

Summer Academy prepares students with visual impairments for college life

Summer Academy prepares students with visual impairments for college life

Jul 29, 2015

The Summer Academy for the Blind and Visually Impaired helps high school students experience college life and teach them that anything is possible. Summer Academy prepares students with visual impairments for college life - Read More…

Group lands in Ireland for course on culture and disability

Jun 02, 2015

College of Education faculty and students have arrived in Dublin, Ireland, and held their first class in their summer study-abroad course on culture and disability. Group lands in Ireland for course on culture and disability - Read More…

LifeLink PSU changes lives, inspires students

LifeLink PSU changes lives, inspires students

Apr 27, 2015

Unique program allows students with special needs to attend Penn State classes. LifeLink PSU changes lives, inspires students - Read More…

WINGS group offers help to Penn State students with disabilities

WINGS group offers help to Penn State students with disabilities

Apr 14, 2015

College of Education student Maria Walls receives assistance from Office of Disability Services and rehabilitation and human services faculty to found organization. WINGS group offers help to Penn State students with disabilities - Read More…

Hawaiian Islands internship quickly leads to job for College of Education student

Hawaiian Islands internship quickly leads to job for College of Education student

Mar 19, 2015

Rehabilitation and Human Services major Carly Presher earns part-time status in 3 weeks, full-time offer 3 weeks later. Hawaiian Islands internship quickly leads to job for College of Education student - Read More…

New Study-Abroad Course Focused on Disability is Only One of Its Kind

Oct 10, 2014

A new study-abroad course in Ireland, which is focused on disability and is the University's only study-abroad of its kind, starts in June 2015. New Study-Abroad Course Focused on Disability is Only One of Its Kind - Read More…

Rehabilitation Human Services Student has Great Counselor Experience at Special-Needs Camp

Rehabilitation Human Services Student has Great Counselor Experience at Special-Needs Camp

Sep 30, 2014

Anna Prince, a junior majoring in rehabilitation human services, learned what it takes to work with a special-needs population when she served as a counselor this summer at Camp Ramapo, an outdoor camp for children with social, emotional or learning challenges in Rhinebeck, New York. Rehabilitation Human Services Student has Great Counselor Experience at Special-Needs Camp - Read More…

Penn State Experience Better Together for Two Sisters

Aug 01, 2014

Shannon and Kelly Lechner are students in the College of Education and members of the women's lacrosse team who love being at Penn State together. Penn State Experience Better Together for Two Sisters - Read More…

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