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Broadway Comes to Allegheny: Star of “Hamilton: The Musical” to Speak at Allegheny College

Famed actor, singer and songwriter Bryan Terrell Clark, who starred as George Washington in the Broadway hit “Hamilton: The Musical,” will speak at Allegheny College on Thursday, Jan. 30. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre in the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts. Admission is free and open

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Allegheny College Partners with Handshake to Bring Job and Internship Opportunities to Students and Recent Graduates

Allegheny College announced today that it has partnered with the Handshake career community to provide students and recent graduates with access to job and internship opportunities from more than 400,000 employers. The platform includes postings from a broad array of organizations — ranging from every Fortune 500 company to thousands of small businesses, nonprofits, startups

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Allegheny Graduate Devotes his Career to Coast-to-Coast Geological Pursuits

In the 53 years since Jeffress “Jeff” Williams graduated from Allegheny College, he’s spent an inordinate amount of time on the beach. It’s not what you might think. He hasn’t been biding his time sunbathing and bodysurfing. He’s been performing potential planet-saving research for the United States Geological Survey. Williams retired from the USGS in

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Allegheny Students Compete at College’s Inaugural Financial Literacy Challenge

The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics at Allegheny College hosted its inaugural Financial Literacy Challenge on Saturday, Dec. 7, with 16 teams of Allegheny students presenting personal financial budgets and investing plans. The winning teams, which together will receive $5,000 in prizes and trophies, were: First Place (three-way tie) • Pass/Go, Collect

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12 Allegheny Students Receive Scholarships to Study Overseas

Twelve Allegheny College students have been awarded a total of $37,000 in funding through the prestigious Gilman International Scholarship program to help pay for their study away experiences in 2020. The scholarships will support Experiential Learning trips, semesters abroad and summer internships, said Patrick Jackson, director of fellowship advising at Allegheny. It is the largest

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Allegheny College to Host Inaugural Financial Literacy Challenge

Forty-six Allegheny College students will participate in the college’s inaugural Financial Literacy Challenge on Saturday, Dec. 7, presenting a personal financial budget and investing plan appropriate for a recent college graduate. The event, which will award $5,000 in trophies and prizes, is sponsored by the Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics at Allegheny.

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Allegheny Named Among Top Historic Venues for Conferences and Events

Allegheny College is one of the “Top Picks” as an historic and scenic venue for organizations to hold their conferences and meetings, according to a national event-planning group. Allegheny’s campus joins other historic colleges and universities featured by Unique Venues, a marketing and membership organization that brings together “one-of-a-kind event venues” with meeting planners. The

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Allegheny Celebrates First-Generation Students, Faculty and Staff

Allegheny proudly recognized the first-generation students, faculty and staff on campus by participating in the National First-Generation College Celebration in November. Among other initiatives and events, Allegheny hosted a first-generation college student conference on Friday, Nov. 8, which included workshops and a keynote presentation by Dr. Eve Hudson. Watch interviews with five first-generation Gators in

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Meet Doctor Sparks, an Allegheny Graduate Who Uses Stories to Teach Science to Kids

Karl Smith has a doctorate in biophysics from the University of Rochester. He also worked at Amazon as a software engineer trying to make the Alexa voice assistant smarter. But now Smith is putting his talents to better use, he says, as a children’s science storyteller. He describes his new calling as “Mister Rogers meets

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