In Memoriam

November / December 2022

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Puerto Rican Leader, Connector

Maria Luciano Hernandez Sweet '86 Edu, a policy analyst and planner in the university's Office of the President, became the first adviser of the Puerto Rican Student Association.


Dedicated Penn State Volunteer

Christine Ratvasky '72 Lib was a Youngstown State lecturer and board member of the Penn State Shenango Alumni Society and the Greater Youngstown Chapter of the Alumni Association.


Engineering Professor

Andrew Michael Erdman '69 Eng helped design the Enterprise, NASA's first space shuttle, and received Penn State's Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award in 2022.


Abington CEO, Chemistry Teacher

Robert Bernoff served as CEO of Penn State Abington campus for 11 years, during which time he diversified the student body and built on an award-winning faculty.