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Student Volunteers Win National Award

We were one of 14 organizations to receive national recognition for its commitment to service at the Make a Difference Day Awards last month in Washington, D.C.

Physics Alumnus Takes Skills to Sea

Bob Pickart ’81 credits the passion and excitement of one professor in particular with inspiring him to major in physics and pursue a career in oceanography. Plus a little luck.

Political Science Grad Sworn in as Judge

Abigail Myers LeGrow ’01, recently sworn in as a Delaware Superior Court judge, credits the close attention she received at Susquehanna for her early success in her judicial career.

Former Student Fights Air Pollution

A recent chemistry graduate leaned on her university connections to secure a graduate school position where she is conducting research into air pollution caused by oil and gas production in North Dakota’s and Montana’s Bakken region.

Business School Reaccredited

Our Sigmund Weis School of Business has been reaccredited by the international Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the hallmark of excellence in business education.

Provost Joins AGB’s Shared Governance Council

Linda McMillin, provost and dean of faculty at Susquehanna University, has been invited to sit on the Shared Governance Advisory Council of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

$1.2 Million NSF Grant to Recruit STEM Teachers

A $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation will support the recruitment and education of chemistry, physics and mathematics majors pursuing teaching careers in high-need school districts.

NCAA Design Partner to Develop New Identity for River Hawks

When finalists for the NCAA’s men’s basketball national championship take to the court on Monday, April 4, the work of Joe Bosack & Co., Susquehanna University’s new design partner, will be front and center. Susquehanna has enlisted the agency to create an identity for the new Susquehanna River Hawks.

Susquehanna River Hawks Announced

Susquehanna University has selected River Hawks as its new nickname and mascot. River Hawks was chosen from among three options, receiving 67.4 percent of the vote. The selection was made via a vote by 4,861 of the university’s alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends.

English/Creative Writing Grads Earn Accolades

For more than 20 years, Susquehanna University’s Writers Institute has given young authors a place to develop their craft. Today, alumni continue to see great success after graduation.

Biology Students Honored for Research

Two Susquehanna University students have been honored for their undergraduate research into the growth of catfish and pharmaceutical efficacy.

Junior Gains Bracket Fame

A Susquehanna University economics major is gaining national attention for his skill as a bracketologist. (Yes, that’s a thing.)

Student Graphic Designers Succeed at ADDY Awards

Our graphic design students walked away with the majority of awards during the American Advertising Federation's Greater Frederick (Md.) ADDY Awards ceremony, including the coveted Judges' Choice and Best of Show awards.

Susquehanna's Newman Center Ranks in Top 50 Nationwide

Susquehanna University’s Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) has received national recognition thanks to its Newman Center, which Best College Reviews recently ranked as one of the top 50 Newman Centers in the U.S.

Kopec Leads Climate Change Research in Arctic

Ben Kopec's research into the effects on melting Arctic sea ice on precipitation finds that as sea ice diminishes, more precipitation falls in the Arctic, which could have major implications for global climate. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Love of History Leads Hedges to TV Career

The seeds of Mellissa Betts Hedges’ career as a producer for the television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” were planted when she took an African History course as a first-year student.

Students Place Among Top in Investment Contest

Two seniors in the Sigmund Weis School of Business finished in the top 25 in a worldwide investment competition, placing Susquehanna University among the top 25 in the competition.

Susquehanna Ranks #12 in Annual Study Abroad Survey

Susquehanna ranks among the best in the nation for undergraduate participation in study abroad, according to the Open Doors 2015 annual report on student mobility, released Nov. 16 by the Institute for International Education (IIE).

Alumnus Enjoys Sweet Career With Hershey

Three weeks after graduating from Susquehanna University in 1983, Mark Dieffenbach was working as a sales representative selling Hershey products. That was 31 years ago, and he’s never looked back.

We Top Best Bang for the Buck Rankings

Susquehanna University delivers a top educational value, according to Washington Monthly’s 2015 Best Bang for the Buck college rankings.

Lemons Featured on Huffington Post

Susquehanna University President L. Jay Lemons has been featured twice in the past month on the online news website The Huffington Post.

Faculty Honored at Commencement

Three faculty members were honored with awards during Susquehanna University’s 157th commencement ceremony held Sunday, May 10.

Alumna Raises Homelessness Awareness

Karen Coviello '10 realized she took for granted her upbringing surrounded by the warmth, safety and security of her family when she started volunteering for Covenant House, the largest privately funded agency in the Americas providing shelter to homeless and runaway youth.

Comedienne Brings Wit, Wisdom to Commencement

Comedienne Carol Leifer brought Susquehanna University’s Class of 2015 to its feet with a range of well-earned advice and wise-cracking anecdotes, but her theme remained the same—tenacity.

Women Inspire at NYC Business Symposium

An alumni-funded trip to New York City connected female business students with alumnae who have traversed the business world and come out on top.

Senior Named Newman Civic Fellow

Gloria Darko, a senior international studies major from Bronx, N.Y., has been named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Connect.

Four Named to Stanford-Directed Fellows Program

Four Susquehanna University students are among 123 students from 52 higher education institutions across the United States named as University Innovation Fellows by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter).

Two Accepted to Prestigious Fulbright Program

One current student and an alumna from Susquehanna University have been accepted into the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, bringing the total number of accepted Fulbright scholars to 10 in the past three years.