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Admissions Q&A with Alumni Ambassador, Heather Mitterer: Part Two

The Penn State World Campus Admissions team held a question-and-answer–style webinar for prospective students to connect with our Alumni Ambassadors. These ambassadors serve a critical role by sharing their first-hand experiences as recent graduates for those who are considering applying to a degree program. Following are some of the questions asked at the webinar —…

Penn State World Campus Takes a Stance against Cyberbullying

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized, and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered,” says Michael J. Fox about bullying, but his statement is not so easy to remember if one is being bullied. Recently I conducted an interview with Rebecca Bywater, director of Threat Assessment at Penn State…

How Do You Want to Drive Your Education? Increasing Student Engagement in Online Courses

How do you want to drive your education — in the slow lane doing 20 mph or in a sports car cruising in the passing lane? This is essentially what Penn State President Barron said when he addressed the Board of Trustees for the first time last year, and one of his key points was…

How I Became a Penn Stater through Student Engagement Opportunities

Annah Jensen is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State World Campus. Annah takes one class per semester to help keep her workload more manageable. She lives in Bradenton, Florida, and works full-time as a receiving office supervisor for a privately owned environmental laboratory. Here’s Annah’s story of how she strengthened her Penn…

The Qualities of Great Leaders

Mike Giorgione is a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and founder of LeadingLeaders. He shared some thoughts about leadership as part of the Alumni Expert Series presented by the Penn State Alumni Association, World Campus Alumni Society, World Campus Blue & White Society, and Alumni Career Services Office.         In thinking about…

Confession of the Quiet Girl Behind the Computer: Making Connections Matter

I tend to stick to myself. I participate in discussion boards. I state my opinions and I will even disagree when I need to. I hand in my assignments on time, get good grades and positive feedback. I don’t email the professor frequently to ask questions about assignments or to just pick his/her brain about…