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The IST Alumni Spotlight is to showcase and recognize outstanding IST alumni for their success as leaders in their professional field and for the impact they have had and will continue to have on society and their profession on a monthly basis. This exceptional alum should be an outstanding role model for prospective and current IST students. Do you know an IST alum who fits this bill? Please nominate them for the IST Alumni Spotlight!


August 9, 2018

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Angela Liberto always knew that she wanted to be an attorney. With a passion for technology, however, she took a nontraditional path to get there.


July 24, 2018

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 Mark Ruzomberka grew up playing sports in Pittsburgh, and like many young kids he dreamed of one day working in sports. Little did he know that he would end up as an employee of one of the world’s leading sports programming networks.


July 17, 2018

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 “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

That is a favorite quote for Mike Eisenreich, a 2003 Penn State alumnus whose path to the College of Information Sciences and Technology is self-described as circuitous.


July 17, 2018

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IST alumnus launches global online platform to connect farmers with consumers

During his time in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, Simon Huntley, a 2004 graduate, found a way to blend his passion for technology with his interest in agriculture.


July 10, 2018

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When one thinks of health care practitioners, doctors and nurses most likely come to mind. But there are teams of people — including those in information technology — working behind the scenes in ways that directly impact patients, from securing medical records to studying hospital analytics.

The three IST alumni and students highlighted below are among many from the College of Information Sciences and Technology who are currently applying their technical skills and backgrounds in the health care industry through their careers and summer internships.


July 3, 2018

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Countless children have a dream to spend every day at Disney World. Few have the chance to grow up and work there.

College of Information Sciences and Technology alumnus Dane Berkowitz was one of those lucky few. After completing an internship as a student with Disney Parks & Resorts, he earned a full-time job there soon after his graduation in 2014. He applied his technical background as part of Disney’s point-of-sale team, which managed cash registers for all of Disney’s parks and resorts in the United States. After two years, he transferred to a project team that implemented chip credit card processing at Disney’s U.S. parks and resorts, serving as a system engineer.


June 29, 2018

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Jeffrey Kangar, a 2013 graduate of Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology, has always held high aspirations to improve the world. As founder of the newly-established nonprofit organization, Technology for Children: Africa, Kangar is turning his dream into reality.


June 7, 2018

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As the College of Information Sciences continues to grow, so do the opportunities for its students and graduates – especially women.

Neha Sharma, a 2017 graduate, is the first female from the college to complete the new Smeal College of Business Management and Organizational Leadership (MOL) master’s degree program.


February 23, 2018

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Michael Morelli, a State College native and 2016 Information Sciences and Technology (IST) graduate, took advantage of several experiences as an undergraduate student to satisfy his diverse interests. Now, as a professional living in Seattle, he is not slowing down.


October 4, 2017

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If you’re a Penn Stater in the Chicagoland area, the Alumni Association has a group for you.

The Greater Chicago Chapter is one of the most active of the 300-plus Alumni Association affiliate groups, with 2009 IST graduate Ed Chicoski serving as president, spearheading the chapter’s many initiatives that keep Penn State alumni and fans connected to the University they love.


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