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Former student George Adda to deliver commencement address

George Adda
George Adda attended the New Kensington campus for two years before earning his degree at University Park.
12/3/2012 —


10:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, Forum Theatre

Former Penn State New Kensington student George Adda, vice president for corporate marketing for the Elliott Group, will be the principle speaker at the campus' fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, in the Forum Theatre. The title of the address is “Attitude Makes the Difference."  Fifty graduates will receive baccalaureate and associate degrees.

Adda attended the campus for two years before completing his bachelor’s degree in psychology at University Park in 1974, and joining Lufkin Industries. He was with the company for almost 40 years and retired as director of worldwide sales and marketing. His executive experience includes sales and marketing of new equipment, parts, repairs and aftermarket services After a short retirement, he started a second career with Elliott. The Jeannette, Pennsylvania company designs and manufactures centrifugal compressor and steam turbines that are used in the oil and gas industry.

He serves on the campus Advisory Board and is a life member of the Penn State Alumni Association. Adda is a frequent guest speaker in business classes at the campus. He resides in Lower Burrell with his wife Sharon. Two of his daughters are Penn State alumnae.

For more on commencement, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/academics/graduation.htm online.

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