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CSU’s Commencement Weekend 2021

CSU’s Commencement Weekend 2021

By Erika A. Bruckner Clarks Summit University celebrated Commencement for the 88th and 89th graduating classes with five ceremonies from Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 1 in the Recreation Center on the Clarks Summit campus. More than 450 graduates included 283 students who have earned undergraduate degrees, 96 with master’s degrees and 74 with degrees at the master’s or doctoral level...

Trustee Emeritus Russell Phelps Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Trustee Emeritus Russell Phelps Awarded Honorary Doctorate

by Emily Gehman “I’m probably the only person who ever came so many times to this place . . .and never graduated!” And at this year’s commencement exercises, Russell Phelps, 103, still won’t exactly be graduating from Clarks Summit University. He was never a student,...

Commencement 2020 & 2021

Commencement 2020 & 2021

Clarks Summit University is committed to celebrating the accomplishments of our 2020 and 2021 graduates with in-person Commencement ceremonies. This year, Commencement will expand from the typical one-day event; instead of holding one ceremony, graduates will be...

CSU Launches Center for Lifelong Learning

CSU Launches Center for Lifelong Learning

By Taylor Stuck A new kind of learning is launching at Clarks Summit University. The school is releasing its Center for Lifelong Learning with four available microcourses and plans for more to follow. Microcourses are short, video based online courses for adult...

Ted Boykin named Vice President for Student Development

Ted Boykin named Vice President for Student Development

Ted Boykin was selected to be vice president for student development after serving as interim dean of students since the start of 2021. Boykin will observe his 30th full year of teaching at CSU this year and has decades of experience serving with the Office of Student...

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel, 2021
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel, 2021

On January 18, Clarks Summit University observed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel. Paul Golden, executive director of alumni and development, believes it is important to celebrate the day as a school, so the student body understands and appreciates King’s impact...

Sara Filimon: Recent Grad to Romania
Sara Filimon: Recent Grad to Romania

In Brosov, Romania, a woman and her six children grieved the sudden loss of a husband and father due to a heart attack. Sara Filimon, the youngest, was 13 years old at the time. The year of her father’s death, Filimon attended a camp in Romania and placed her faith in...

#CSUthankful: Kayla Markley
#CSUthankful: Kayla Markley

It can be difficult, in all the busyness of life, to stop and give thanks, especially in the midst of difficult circumstances. One of CSU’s online students who has been finding ways to do just this is Kayla Markley. Markley returned to CSU as an online student after...

Choosing Thankful: Laura Abbott
Choosing Thankful: Laura Abbott

Masks. Extra cleaning. Sitting six feet apart in classes. The changes that have come as a result of COVID-19 could be cause for grumbling. But students at CSU have been cultivating thankful hearts in the midst of unusual circumstances. In fact, many students have...

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