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Carlee Weber and her service dog Magenta outside Old Main.
Combatting stigma through openness, persistence

Spinal muscular atrophy didn’t keep Carlee Weber from a college experience and it won’t stop her from working toward a career in the music industry

Headshots of seven students
Recipe for Success

There are as many potential success stories in the Bellisario College as there are students — more than 2,600 — and there are some common ingredients: abundant opportunity, a pinch of encouragement and a strong helping of hard work.

A girl with wavy blonde hair stands, arms crossed and smiling, while standing in front of gray concrete building on a sunny day.
Seeking happiness in Happy Valley

Persistence and a promise helped journalism major Anna Meyer find success at Penn State

Portraits of three students
Students appreciate opportunities provided by Penn State Hollywood Program

Semester-long program offers internships and real-life growth in Los Angeles

Hevidar Jankir while hiking
A well-timed trip to Happy Valley

German student finds 'heaven' in Bellisario College

Austin Boley with family
Determined, persistent student finishes pursuit of bachelor's degree

Despite challenges, journalism major Austin Boley 'never wavered' once he arrived at Penn State