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Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Alumni News

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Spring 2020 Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology Graduates
May 15, 2020
Meet some of PPEM's 2020 Ph.D., M.S., Intercollege, and World Campus graduates, as well as undergraduates who minored in Plant Pathology and/or Mushroom Science and Technology or who worked in PPEM labs.
IMAGE: COURTESY OF KATE KENEALY
Alumnus-owned distillery provides sanitizer to Centre County first responders
April 27, 2020
As the co-owner of Big Spring Spirits, a craft distillery in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Penn State alumnus Kevin Lloyd’s product lineup typically includes such beverages as rum, whiskey and gin. However, in response to the global coronavirus pandemic, the distillery has added a new bottle to the shelf: hand sanitizer.
Hunter Swisher leveraged his plant science studies and Penn State resources for entrepreneurs into a fast-growing startup company that has secured up to $1.5 million in investment funding.
Alumnus secures $1.5 million for Start-Up
October 28, 2019
Hunter Swisher, 2016 plant sciences graduate and entrepreneur, recently secured up to $1.5 million in new investment funding for Phospholutions, his startup fertilizer solution company.
Using Penn State’s entrepreneurial resources, biology student Sherveen “Shevy” Karbasi is bringing complete blood count testing out of the clinic and onto a smartphone via HemoGO, an app capable of delivering a CBC in less than a minute, all within the co
Student entrepreneur takes blood tests from the waiting room to the living room
May 9, 2019
Using Penn State’s entrepreneurial resources, biology student Sherveen “Shevy” Karbasi is bringing complete blood count testing out of the clinic and onto a smartphone.
Phospholutions CEO and Penn State alumnus Hunter Swisher. IMAGE: PENN STATE
Phospholutions: From student project to thriving startup
October 25, 2018
Licensing a technology created in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State startup Phospholutions developed a soil-amendment product called RhizoSorb. The product aims to reduce phosphorus runoff and enhance plant root depth, decreasing the amount of both water and fertilizer needed to have healthy plants.
Penn State graduate Curtis Frederick is enjoying a career as a senior agronomist at Sterman Masser Inc., a large, family-owned potato company, in Sacramento, Pennsylvania. (Image: Curtis Frederick)
Penn State education helps horticulture alumnus dig deep into potato industry
September 26, 2018
Curtis Frederick really digs potatoes. And that's a good thing considering that the 2009 graduate of Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is enjoying a career as a senior agronomist at Sterman Masser Inc., a large, family-owned potato company, in Sacramento, Pennsylvania.
Jen Petrella (Image: Michael McDade)
Alumni Spotlight: Jen Petrella, class of 2017
May 1, 2018
One year after graduating, Penn State alumna Jen Petrella is using her four-year degree to help fight cancer at the University of Pennsylvania.