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Dr. Marcus Whitehurst, vice provost for Educational Equity, was the guest speaker at the Dean’s Diversity Forum last week. During his presentation, Whitehurst touched on a number of areas, including the changing demographics of public high school graduates in Pennsylvania, the Office for the Vice President of Educational Equity’s (OVPEE) pipeline approach that targets middle and high school students in specific Pennsylvania counties, and how diversity strategic planning is being integrated into Penn State’s new strategic plan through 2020. Whitehurst also highlighted programs available through the Equal Opportunity Planning Committee, which provides seed funding for diversity initiatives at all campuses. - [ More ]
August 21, 2016
On the eve of the start of fall classes, multicultural students had the opportunity to hear from Penn State leadership and their peers at the New Student Orientation for Multicultural Students on Aug. 21 in the HUB-Robeson Center's Heritage Hall. The orientation has been a University tradition for more than two decades. - [ More ]
Students attending the 2016 New Student Orientation for Multicultural Students hold up their cell phones with their lights on at the request of Marcus Whitehurst, vice provost for educational equity, on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Heritage Hall in the HUB-Robeson Center. (Image: Curtis Chan)
Marcus Whitehurst, vice provost for educational equity, gets to know one of the numerous students attending the New Student Orientation for Multicultural Students on Aug. 21 in the HUB-Robeson Center's Heritage Hall. (Image: Curtis Chan)
August 15, 2016
Penn State has been selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education that will allow the University to expand its Talent Search Programs, providing staff who work directly with disadvantaged middle and high school students to help them complete high school and attend college. - [ More ]
Aliquippa Talent Search students on a visit to University Park
Republican Herald, article by Stephen J. Pytak, May 8, 2016
When addressing the graduates at Penn State Schuylkill on Saturday, the keynote speaker advised them to consider their futures and their legacies.
“Think about what your legacy will be personally and professionally,” said Marcus A Whitehurst, Penn State’s vice provost for educational equity, who is based at University Park.
He spoke before this year’s graduates at the campus in Schuylkill Haven and the more than 400 people who crammed into the campus auditorium for a commencement ceremony.
“Through your talents, your caring and your actions, you have been wonderful ambassadors for Penn State. You are leaving Penn State a better place and I’m sincerely hopeful you will have the same impact in whatever community or company that is lucky enough to land you. Take advantage of the opportunities that come before you but, also, think about what you can leave behind,” Whitehurst said. “And I hope that as you go forth from here you will find that giving your time, talents and treasures to others in need will enrich your own life in great measure.” - [ More ]
Penn State News, April 7, 2016
President Barron and Vice Provost Whitehurst gather for lunch in the HUB with diverse student leaders (February 19, 2016).
Penn State News, February 21, 2016
Penn State News, November 16, 2015
Vice Provost Dr. Marcus A. Whitehurst holds hands on Old Main steps in support of black students at the University of Missouri
Daily Collegian, November 12, 2015
Penn State News, November 9, 2015
Penn State News, November 9, 2015
Penn State earns second Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award. Penn State received its third consecutive national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The award the only one in the nation that recognizes colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across campuses. - See more
José Ponte, Educational Equity Student IT Support Specialist
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Pennsylvania State University–World Campus ranked top for veterans to get college degree online rankings at U.S. News & World Report
Dr. Marcus Whitehurst receiving the 2014 Minority Access Role Model Citation Award - Minority Access Inc.
Dr. Jones Memorial Service - [ Video ]
Organ prelude begins at 9:50 into the recording and the service begins at 15:42.
Recording can be provided via alternative media upon request.
- Terrell Jones receives posthumous service award
- College Alumnus Terrell Jones Named Penn State Alumni Fellow, Daughter Accepts Award on His Behalf
- WPSU airs retrospective on Terrell Jones
- Memorial service for Terrell Jones set for Sept. 23
- University community mourns passing of Terrell Jones
Penn State earns second Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award Today (Sept. 16) Penn State received its second consecutive national Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The award the only one in the nation that recognizes colleges and universities for outstanding diversity and inclusion efforts across campuses.
Read the full story: http://news.psu.edu/link/NG1f7cfv
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College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) 20th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, May 2, 2014
6:00 to 11:00 p.m.
2280 Commercial Boulevard, State College, PA