Articles: by Paige Penfield

Allegheny Alumna Tackles Tuberculosis Prevention as CDC Fellow

Jessica Margraf ’21 says her time at Allegheny College shaped her interests in global public health. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in global health studies and environmental studies, and a minor in psychology, she’s putting those interests to work as a 2021 Public Health Associate with the Centers for

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Senior Comp Challenges Common Misconceptions of Tarantulas

Allegheny College student Megan Collins ’22 is hoping to disprove misconceptions about one of the most widely feared but misunderstood creatures — the tarantula.  As an environmental science & sustainability major and psychology minor, Collins says the goal of her Senior Comp is to create an environmental education program about tarantulas to help people become

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Two Allegheny College Students Awarded Prestigious Department of Defense SMART Scholarship

Allegheny College students Morgan Douglas ’23 and Rachael Harris ’23 have been awarded the U.S. Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship.  This award provides Douglas and Harris with full tuition for their graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University, where they will be participating in the 3-2 cooperative program for a

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Allegheny College Student to Attend Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education

Allegheny College senior Gabby Culotta joins a number of Allegheny students who have been accepted into top-tier graduate programs. In Culotta’s case, she will be heading to Massachusetts to pursue a Master of Education at Harvard University. “After being able to interact with the faculty at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, I found that the

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“Power Up” Fundraising Campaign Supports Computer Science Opportunities for Allegheny College Students

Founded in 1979, the Department of Computer Science at Allegheny College has been around for more than four decades and is still looking for ways to innovate. Thanks to the success of their inaugural fundraising campaign and the alumni who supported it, the department will be able to strengthen opportunities for current and incoming students

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Allegheny College to Host Annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference

The 49th annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference (WPUPC) will be held at Allegheny College on Saturday, April 30.  “Allegheny’s Psychology Department is honored and excited to host this year’s WPUPC conference and to welcome students from colleges and universities in Northwest Pennsylvania to showcase their work,” said Lydia Eckstein, Ph.D., associate professor and chair

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Allegheny College Student Receives Diversity Travel Award To Present Research

Allegheny College student Fenn Kathman ’23 has been awarded the American Psychology-Law Society’s Broadening Representation, Inclusivity, Diversity, and Global Equity (BRIDGE) Committee Diversity Travel Award for their research.  Kathman’s project, “Effects of Race and Gender on Perception of Exonerees: An Intersectional Approach,” was completed last summer in collaboration with Professors Christopher Normile, Lupita Gonzalez, and

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The Allegheny Knitting Club Helps To Keep Campus Community Warm this Winter

The members of the Allegheny College Knitting Club are a tight-knit bunch.  Dedicated to all things crafty, members of the club have banded together to hand-knit hats and scarves for the campus community. Knitting Club President Kaleigh White explains that the initiative started with a piece of advice she first received as a child. “My whole

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Allegheny College Student Honored with Statewide John Laudadio Conservation Leadership Award

Allegheny College senior Bailey Kozalla will be honored with the 2022 John Laudadio Conservation Leadership Award by the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen and Conservationists (PFSC). Named in memory of Pennsylvania State Rep. and former PFSC President John Laudadio, the award recognizes a young adult who has demonstrated a commitment to the conservation effort in Pennsylvania. 

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