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Penn State DuBois Welcomes New Students

During Orientation Week, new students met faculty and staff at Penn State DuBois. They also got to know each other during group activities designed to build relationships and leadership skills.
8/21/2009 —

DuBois – The new academic year is underway, and Penn State DuBois welcomes 377 new incoming freshmen this fall.

"We have experienced a steady increase in our enrollment over the past three years," said Admissions Officer Melissa Duttry.  "We are excited to help students reach their academic goals and are thrilled to provide these educational opportunities to the folks in our region and beyond."

At the campus convocation, new students were welcomed by Chancellor Anita McDonald, who congratulated them on reaching a new milestone in life.  She also offered advice, and encouragement.

"This is a great time to be in College.  It’s also a very important time," McDonald said.  "We have so many challenges in our communities and in our world today.  We will need each and every one of you to help us address these issues throughout your careers."

Freshmen were introduced to faculty and staff members that they will get to know during their time at Penn State DuBois.  They also met experienced students who offered advice on a peer level.

"College is a time to find out who you really are," said Student Government Association President Brittany Charleson.  "Meet new people, get involved.  Only you can decide your future."

Penn State DuBois has in state student from 34 counties in Pennsylvania.  Other students come from as far away as New Hampshire, New York, Texas and even China. 

This year’s incoming freshmen are now part of approximately 84,000 Penn State students, university-wide.  

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