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College of Education to offer postsecondary program for students with intellectual disabilities

College of Education to offer postsecondary program for students with intellectual disabilities

Aug 07, 2018

WorkLink will provide academic and career preparation experiences for students with intellectual disabilities, and will emphasize self-determination, advocacy, independent living and social inclusion on Penn State's University Park campus. College of Education to offer postsecondary program for students with intellectual disabilities - Read More…

Around the College: April 25, 2018

Around the College: April 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018

Students, staff and faculty members from Penn State's College of Education share recent research and career achievements. Around the College: April 25, 2018 - Read More…

Jenkins recognized with Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award

Apr 13, 2018

Jessie Jenkins, a junior majoring in rehabilitation and human services in the College of Education at Penn State, is the recipient of the 2018 Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award. Jenkins recognized with Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award - Read More…

C.A.R.E. Fair offers job opportunities that make a difference

Feb 16, 2018

Penn State students have the opportunity to find a career path that makes a difference at the Penn State C.A.R.E. Fair, to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, in the Alumni Hall at the HUB–Robeson Center. C.A.R.E. Fair offers job opportunities that make a difference - Read More…

Faculty member appointed to State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation

Faculty member appointed to State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation

Feb 15, 2018

Liza Conyers, associate professor of education (rehabilitation and human services), is one of four new members appointed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to the State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation. Faculty member appointed to State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation - Read More…

Graduate student's goal of having benches installed at shuttle stops close to reality

Graduate student's goal of having benches installed at shuttle stops close to reality

Jan 23, 2018

Though her own health is less than satisfactory, Maria Aguilar Walls maintains a passion to improve the lives of many other Penn State students with disabilities. Graduate student's goal of having benches installed at shuttle stops close to reality - Read More…

Counselor education professor heads Down Under to conduct research

Dec 14, 2017

Professor of Education Jeff Hayes will travel to New Zealand and Australia next semester to test the effectiveness of a training model aimed at helping counselors overcome and properly respond to problematic reactions. Counselor education professor heads Down Under to conduct research - Read More…

Longtime donors give $100,000 to endow RHS graduate program

Longtime donors give $100,000 to endow RHS graduate program

Nov 06, 2017

Alumnus Ralph Pacinelli and his wife Patricia have contributed financial support to the College of Education for 34 consecutive years. This year, their gift includes the establishment of the Ralph N. and Patricia P. Pacinelli Graduate Award, a $100,000 endowment that will fund an annual award that will be given to one or more graduate students in the College of Education who intend to work in federal, state or local agencies and community rehabilitation programs. Longtime donors give $100,000 to endow RHS graduate program - Read More…

Witts named student marshal for summer commencement

Witts named student marshal for summer commencement

Aug 11, 2017

Emily Witts has been selected as the College of Education’s student marshal for the summer semester 2017 commencement ceremony, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State University Park campus. Witts named student marshal for summer commencement - Read More…

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

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

Jul 25, 2017

The College of Education recently co-sponsored Pennsylvania’s first Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Academy, which is designed to prepare deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind high school students for their transition to higher education. Penn State hosts state’s first Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Academy - Read More…

Summer Academy returns to Penn State July 8

Summer Academy returns to Penn State July 8

Jul 06, 2017

The College of Education once again will co-sponsor Pennsylvania’s Summer Academy for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, a the three-week intensive program focused on enhancing independence skills for high school students transitioning to post-secondary education. Summer Academy returns to Penn State July 8 - Read More…

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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