Welcome to Fall 2014
Greetings and welcome to Penn State Hazleton. We are very excited that you have
chosen us to share in your collegiate experience and serving your academic needs.
During your time at Penn State Hazleton, your immediate contact will be Marquis L.
Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), associate director of Student Services & Engagement and
International Student Liaison and Tracy Garnick (email@example.com), director of Student
Services & Engagement and International Student Liaison. They can also be reached via
telephone +1-570-450-3160. You should also visit the Penn State Hazleton website at
www.hn.psu.edu to learn more about our campus. Penn State University has a longstanding
history of international involvement and serving international students. Within
this packet, you will find a wealth of information that will help ease your transition
into the Penn State Hazleton community. Use this information as a resource guide and
contact us with any additional questions that you may have. Thank you and we look
forward to meeting you soon.
About Penn State Hazleton:
The Pennsylvania State College’s Hazleton Undergraduate Center was established in
1934 in various locations in Hazleton. A permanent home came in December 1948
when the college purchased 26 hilltop acres in Sugarloaf Township which, for nearly 25
years, had served as the residential estate of local coal baron Eckley B. Markle. Known
as “Highacres,” the site consisted of four buildings that gave the college the space it so
Markle’s fieldstone mansion quickly became the administration building and, at various
times during its life, has housed offices, classrooms, library, health services, a kitchen and
a dining room.
Today, the administration building is the most recognized Penn State Hazleton structure,
serving as one of the symbols of the campus. Recently, the island in the semi-circular
driveway became the home to another Penn State icon - the Nittany Lion statue, a threefourths
scale replica of the original at University Park.
Through gifts and purchases, Penn State Hazleton now consists of 120 acres of land,
with the historic structures standing side-by-side with new and modern academic
buildings, a manicured garden, a scenic overlook/picnic area, and a number of nature
trails. All of these features give Penn State Hazleton its very special character.
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