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Erika Exton, daughter of Ralph Erik Exton and Debra Exton, both of Horsham, Pennsylvania, will be the Health and Human Development college marshal for the spring 2018 commencement ceremony.


A Penn State faculty member has used big data to help inform local officials in Charleston, South Carolina, regarding tourism decisions and potentially improve the local economy.


Yeganeh Aghazamani, a doctoral candidate in recreation, park and tourism management, will present a photo exhibition depicting daily life in Iran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11-12 in the HUB-Robeson Center’s Engagement Space.


A 30-minute educational lesson about the importance of leaving what you find during outdoor experiences helps young people feel more connected to nature and results in children being less likely to take natural items home as souvenirs, according to a study conducted at Outdoor School, a residential program run by Penn State’s Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.


Thirteen Penn State PGA Golf Management students will gain firsthand experience in their field of study while working at the 2018 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, from March 29 to April 9.


The Penn State Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors have formally committed to a collaborative relationship to develop curriculum, research and opportunities for study.


Penn State Professor Pete Allison has been named one of the 14 inaugural British Exploring Society Fellows at the Royal Geographical Society.


Parks and People: Conservation of Nature in Community in Mang’ula, Tanzania, provides students of all majors the ability to discover more about the world and themselves through an international field research experience.


Becoming an instructor at Penn State was not the plan for Matthew Bakowicz. When he enrolled in the PGA Professional Golf Management (PGM) program in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management (RPTM) at Penn State as an undergraduate student he envisioned a different future.


Penn State graduate Suzie Martin and her husband, Allen Martin, of Vienna, Virginia, have made the first gift commitment for an endowed professorship in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management in the College of Health and Human Development. The endowment will support a distinguished professor whose teaching and research directly engage with the national park system.