Alumni Perspective: Kate Throckmorton

We recently spoke with Penn State World Campus alum Kate Throckmorton about earning her degree and her career as an enrollment counselor at Bethany College. Degree and graduation year: Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Family Studies, 2012 Current hometown: Washington, PA Current career and workplace: Enrollment Counselor at Bethany College What does a…

Meet Lee Juarez, Academic and Enrollment Services Graduate Assistant

Lee Juarez recently joined Penn State World Campus as a graduate assistant in Academic and Enrollment Services. She shares some insight in this blog post about her role in helping students with tutoring and other academic resources. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I was born and raised in Stockton,…

Helping Military Service Members Balance School and Military Life

Life can become particularly hectic for military service members. Uncertainty looms as we watch the news and wait for contact from our senior leaders while we attempt to move forward with our daily lives. Balancing multiple commitments is the standard for an active-duty service member who may also be pursuing an education and raising a…

Student Focus: Augustus Wright

We enjoy hearing from our talented students in the Penn State Online Geospatial Program, especially about what they have learned from our classes and how they plan to apply their certificate/degree. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Augustus Wright, from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, entered our program in 2015 and just earned his MGIS degree this past…

Alumni Perspective: James Keib

We recently spoke with James, a Penn State World Campus alum, who shared how earning a degree helped him advance his chosen career of community and economic development. Degree and graduation year: Master of Professional Studies in Community and Economic Development, 2011 Current hometown: Liverpool, NY (just outside Syracuse, NY) Current career and workplace: Executive…

Alumni Perspective: Cathy Stout

We recently spoke with Cathy Stout, a graduate of Penn State World Campus, about how earning her degree helped her advance in her career. Keep reading to learn more about her position at University Health Services (UHS): Degree and Graduation Year:  Master of Professional Studies in Homeland Security – Public Health Preparedness Option, 2015 Current…

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…