PennWest Clarion

PennWest Clarion

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840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214



Senior Eli Brinsky is a member of the Golden Eagles wrestling team and a nutrition and fitness major at PennWest Clarion.


Optimal performance: Education put into practice with Pittsburgh Steelers

When the Pittsburgh Steelers exit the locker room and run onto the field, the elite athletes’ bodies are ready to perform at optimal levels, capable of explosive strength and speed. Their physical conditioning plays a significant role in the athletes’ preparation, but equally important is their nutrition. For the past two seasons, Dr. Kim Schwabenbauer, RD, CSSD, a PennWest professor within the nutrition and fitness concentration of the exercise science program, has worked with the team, tailoring their nutritional intake to the specific needs of the professional athletes. During last year’s training camp, she employed an intern who knows a thing or two about preparing his body for competition. Senior Eli Brinsky is a member of the Golden Eagles wrestling team and a nutrition and fitness major at PennWest Clarion.

Points of Pride

Points of Pride

Points of Pride

Clarion University has established an animal friendly living learning community where upperclassmen can bring cats, dogs (weighing less than 40 pounds when fully grown), birds, fish, chinchillas or small reptiles, to name a few. 

Clarion University, in partnership with regional entities, will receive a $1.1 million grant through Appalachian Regional Commission’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization. 

Clarion University has earned recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best Online Program rankings for its graduate nursing programs; business non-MBA graduate degrees including M.S. in data analytics and M.S. in accounting; bachelor’s degrees; education graduate programs; and the online MBA program.

Clarion University has been named Military Friendly for the 10th consecutive year. This year, Clarion earned a Silver ranking, which indicates surpassing benchmark criteria.

Clarion University will begin offering its Associate of Science in Nursing degree in Somerset County this fall. The two-year ASN program leads to licensure as a registered nurse upon successful completion of the National Council Licensure Exam.

Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni

Kristin Day ’15 - 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year, current student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Erica Keck ’15 - professional stunt performer with credits including TV series “Gone,” “Outsiders” and “MacGyver” and films including “Love the Coopers”

Dr. Michael Rastatter ’72 -  inventor of SpeechEasy and Reading Scholar, National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Robert Sintobin ’94 - 2018 IBJJF World Master Jiu-Jitsu champion

Michael Robinson ’82 - director of community outreach and hiring at Temple University’s Office of Human Resources; serves on Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on African American Males; served on Commission on African American Affairs for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; participated in strategic planning summit sponsored by the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for African Americans.