Creative Writing Contest Winner: Amanda Nelson

This summer, we hosted a poetry/essay contest for Penn State World Campus students that focused on the theme of “Dual Identities.” Amanda Nelson was chosen as one of the winners. Her essay appears below. Reader advisory: this essay shares anecdotes from Amanda’s struggle with addiction, including details about drug and alcohol use.  Drug Addict to Penn…

Meet Nadiya Tucker, Mental Health Advocate and Case Manager

In the summer of 2016, Nadiya Tucker began serving Penn State World Campus students in her role as mental health advocate and case manager, a newly developed position created through a partnership between Penn State World Campus and University Park Counseling and Psychological Services. We asked her to share insights about the valuable services she…