Highmark Exec to Deliver Remarks at Penn State Commencement

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Announcements

(Photo courtesy Fred Ramos, via LinkedIn)

Thirty-five students will graduate from Penn State Greater Allegheny Campus when the university celebrates its Fall 2018 commencement.

The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Friday in the Wunderley Gymnasium on the McKeesport Campus, said Zack Rosen, a campus spokesman. Twenty-nine students are expected to process in the ceremony, he said.

Fred Ramos (above), senior vice president of corporate communications for Highmark Health, will deliver the commencement address. Ramos is a graduate of Northern Illinois University who joined Highmark in 2016.

Ramos previously held executive communications roles at Zurich Insurance, Merck & Co. and Nationwide Insurance.

A member of the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Ramos helped coordinate Pittsburgh's outreach to residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

Greater Allegheny Campus offers four-year degrees in administration of justice, behaviorial health, business, communications, information sciences, project and supply chain management, psychology and security and risk analysis.

The McKeesport campus is one of 24 locations in the Penn State system that are hosting commencement ceremonies this weekend, Ramos said.

Originally published December 13, 2018.

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