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The student PSR at Penn State Hershey started the school year with a PSR banquet at Harrisburg, PA and a lunch lecture featuring Patrick Bocco, the fundraising manager of CRY America.
Our first event of the school year with the new board members was the PSR banquet in Harrisburg, PA on October 8th. We were greeted and welcomed by all of the existing members of PSR. This event was a wonderful chance for us to learn about the peace garden in Harrisburg, which runs along the Susquehanna River. The garden features a number of quotes and words of wisdom engraved in bronze plaques from some of the world's most highly esteemed statesmen and religious figures. The banquet’s featured keynote speaker was Robert K. Musil, PhD., MPH, the president and CEO of The Rachel Carson Council and Past Executive Director of PSR. He introduced his newest book, Rachel Carson and Her Sisters: Extradordinary Women Who Have Shaped America's Environment, and spoke about who Rachel Carson was as well as the work she did as an environmentalist.
The next day, we invited Patrick Bocco, the fundraising manager of CRY America. He raised awareness in topics such as child labor, immunization, and sex trafficking by speaks in front of our peers about how this organization works to promote child rights in India. This event gathered interests from many students in not only CRY America but also in sPSR.
Eustina Gyehyun Kwon is a first year medical student at Penn State.