Alumni Q&A: Hospital Safety Administrator Charlotte Roy

While pursuing her master’s degree online in Homeland Security through Penn State World Campus, Charlotte Roy worked full-time as the hospital emergency manager at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She was working in the hospital emergency operations center during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and the experience, she says, changed how many people…

Talk with Penn State Alumni Who Want to Connect With You

You might have questions about a particular job industry, and you want to hear from someone “on the inside.” Or maybe you’re considering applying to a certain company and want to know about the climate and culture there. Maybe you just want to talk with someone who has graduated from Penn State to see what…

Alpha Sigma Lambda Member Spotlight

Meet World Campus alum Michael McNamara from New York, who graduated with his bachelor’s degree in turfgrass science. During his time with World Campus, Michael won The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Mendenhall Award, the Trans-Mississippi Vickers Award and numerous academic scholarships. Michael is a member of the Pi Delta Chi chapter of…

Reflections from Recent Graduates (Part 1)

Recent Penn State World Campus and Continuing Education graduates share their thoughts, feelings, advice, and experiences from their time as students. Margaret Clanagan, B.S. Letters, Arts, and Sciences “It took me 7 years going non-stop to obtain my bachelor’s degree but I stuck with it and am very proud of my accomplishment. Having the flexibility…

World Campus Grad Completes Impressive Goal to Reach Law School

When Blake Stiles graduated with a degree in Organizational Leadership from Penn State World Campus this summer, he marked the completion of “a 24-month rollercoaster ride that has been a wonderful milestone” in his life, he says. Blake completed a four-year enlistment with the U.S. Marine Corps in October 2008. His military service had taken…

Alum: World Campus Allowed Me to Right My One Great Wrong

When he graduated from high school, Greg Bowden made a choice he would end up regretting for decades: he did not attend Penn State. But World Campus helped him to achieve his dream from youth, and he is now part of the Penn State family. Growing up in Maryland, a short drive from Penn State…

World Campus Alumni Ambassador Program Needs Your Help

Are you a World Campus graduate (or soon-to-be grad) who would like to support our new students? If you are seeking a way to maintain a strong connection with World Campus while upholding the Penn State tradition of giving back to the University and its student body, we have a great opportunity for you! The…

World Campus alum: “There’s a great reward at the end of the road”

Like many World Campus students, Brian Grimsley was dedicated to completing his course work while balancing a full-time job, raising multiple children, and more. After graduating from Penn State World Campus in 2006 with his B.A. degree in Law and Society, Brian went on to graduate cum laude from University of Akron School of Law.…