Beth Pellegrino. Photo submitted.

Pellegrino Announced as NPRC Commencement Speaker

March 3, 2024

WARREN, Pa. – Warren native Beth Pellegrino will serve as the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College’s 2024 Commencement speaker, NPRC announced in a release.

NPRC’s Commencement Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 2 p.m. at the Red Fern in Kersey.

“I’m truly humbled and honored to have the opportunity to speak to this amazing group of graduates,” Pellegrino said in the release. “Having grown up in this region and lived in this region for all my life, I don’t think there is a better place to be, and I love that the college continues to showcase the towns and opportunities that exist in our area. Hopefully, I can help these graduates realize they are in the driver’s seat, and they can be whatever they want to be in this next chapter. If I can be part of their motivation or someone who inspires them to go out and do great things, that would be special.”

Pellegrino is a Warren Area High School graduate and completed a Bachelor of Science in Marketing at Penn State Behrend. She has also earned advanced credentialing in various areas such as Human Resource Management from Cornell University, Governance Risk and Compliance Professional from the Open Compliance and Ethics Group, Integrative Health Coaching from Duke University, and certifications in 360 Assessments and Professional Coaching from the Center for Creative Leadership. She also holds the Society for Human Resource Management- Senior Certified Professional credential. Pellegrino currently serves as a Partner and Senior Consultant at J. L. Nick & Associates.

Pellegrino has worked for more than 13 years in human resources. Her current role has allowed her to identify and rectify human resource barriers associated with organizational growth. She assists clients in identifying business needs and designing solutions that closely align with their missions and strategies.

Pellegrino is a proud mom of two young boys, Anthony and Luca, a dog, Geno, and a cat, Oliver. She spends much of her free time volunteering as the Vice Chair on the Board of Directors for PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, enjoying the beautiful nature of this region, and watching as many Pittsburgh pro sporting events as possible.

“There are some true gems in outdoor recreation in our area,” Pellegrino said in the release. “We have to continue cultivating that and I think one way to do so is to help our children experience it. There is something special about seeing my boys’ faces when they pull a musky out of the water or experience the lookout of the Kinzua Dam.”

While many sometimes view rural communities with a negative lens, Pellegrino continues to be an advocate for solving the problems that sometimes make living in small areas a disadvantage.

“There is so much freedom that comes from growing up in this region and many more resources than some realize,” Pellegrino said. “It’s special to build such meaningful connections with one another, and there are so many incredible people in our area who will help one another as much as they can in a heartbeat. There are also so many non-profits who support entrepreneurship and economic development to help people see that the opportunities here are bigger and better than they may realize.”

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