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Welcome to Health and Human Development Virtual College Fair

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 3:00-4:00 p.m. (HHD Alumni Leaders Session)

Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

HHD will host a Virtual College Fair, where students and parents can connect with the different ways we engage students. Visitors can choose to visit several different Zoom rooms where they will find first-year advisers, departmental major advisers, as well as individuals available to discuss Research Opportunities, Career Development, Global Engagement, and more. 

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HHD Alumni Leaders

Friday, October 2

3:00 -4:00 p.m.


Join a few HHD Alumni Leaders to hear about some of the exciting ways you – parents of our current HHD students – can stay connected and get involved with our college and alumni society. All HHD parents are encouraged to attend, even if you’re not an alum of our college.

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HHD Center for Student Advising and Engagement

Saturday, October 3

10:00-11:30 AM

Talk to us via Zoom| Passcode: 241743 OR
          Dial: 1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)
          Meeting ID: 968 0625 7809

The Center for Student Advising and Engagement assists undergraduate students in The College of Health and Human Development (HHD) with exploring educational opportunities and developing decision-making skills that will contribute to their academic, career, and life goals.  

Hosts: Susan Sanders, Lead Academic Adviser of College of Health and Human Development; Richard Brungard, Academic Adviser of the College of Health and Human Development. 

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HHD Undergraduate Leadership

Saturday, October 3

10:00-11:30 AM

Talk with us via Zoom | passcode 532090 OR
           Dial:   1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
           Meeting ID:  922 3871 0564

Hop into this room to meet and talk with Dean Craig Newschaffer, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Dennis Shea, and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion Joyce Hopson-King 

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Career Development and Internships

Saturday, October 3

10:00-11:30 AM

Talk to us via Zoom | Passcode: 678498 OR
           Dial: 1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
           Meeting ID: 954 8947 3751

Join us to talk about ways students can maximize their academic experience by getting involved in career development programs, internships, the HHD Mentoring program, volunteering in the community, and "hands on" opportunities. 

Hosts: Burch Wilkes, Director of PGA Golf Management Program;  Matt Bakowicz, Instructor of Recreation Park and Tourism Management; Marc McCann, Instructor and Internship Coordinator for Human Development and Family Studies; Maria Kim, Cocurricular Programs Manager for School of Hospitality Management; Rick Shurgalla, Assistant Teaching Professor of Health Policy and Administration; Brooke Owen, Career Development Assistant, Liz Lasher, Associate Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Student Volunteers: Rose McDaid and Sam Sullivan

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Undergraduate Research

Saturday, October 3

10:00-11:30 AM

Talk with us via Zoom  | Passcode: 983836
          Dial: 1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
          Meeting ID: 969 5195 8634

Learn about research opportunities, current faculty/lab projects, and ways students can become engaged and maximize their undergraduate experience. 

Hosts: Gwendolyn Thomas, Assistant Research Professor of Kinesiology; David Conroy, Professor of Kinesiology; Marty Sliwinski, Professor of Health and Human Development; Helen Kamens, Associate Professor Biobehavioral Health
Student Volunteers: Mahika Sampat, Sara Jimenez Rincon, and Maria Weck

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Global Engagement

Saturday, October 3

10:00-11:30 AM

Talk with us via Zoom | Passcode: 066032 OR
         Dial: 1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
         Meeting ID: 997 0261 4107

Students can expand their education by studying abroad via one of the many programs available to them as a Penn State student. Learn about HHD faculty led programs and how students can enhance their education via global learning opportunities. 

Hosts: Diane Spokus, Teaching Professor of Health Policy and Administration; Lori Gravish-Hurtack, Assistant Teaching Professor of Kinesiology; and Dana Naughton, Assistant Teaching Professor of Biobehavioral Health
Student Volunteer: Jamie Fink

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HHD Undergraduate Majors and Advising

Saturday, October 3

10:00-11:30 AM

Talk with us via Zoom | Passcode 102735 OR
          Dial: 1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
          Meeting ID:  967 8850 4120

In this room you'll find HHD faculty, advisers and students from each of our undergraduate programs and can learn about the academic and co-curricular opportunities in each of our 8 departments and schools. 

Hosts: Chris Arbutina, Student Recruitment and Engagement Coordinator; Jenna Eldreth, Academic Adviser of Communication Science and Disorders; David Cassidy, Academic Adviser of Nutritional Sciences; Deb Houser, Academic Adviser of Recreation Park and Tourism Management;  Donna Quadri-Felitti, Marvin Ashner Director of School of Hospitality Management ; Amit Sharma, Professor of Hospitality Management; Heather Low, Academic Adviser of Biobehavioral Health;  and Melissa Bopp, Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Student Volunteers: Hannah Winter, Victoria Patota, Karyn Capotorto, Haley Barham, Alaina Burns, Breann Darkins, Viviana Davila, Garrett Wylie, Claire Coyne