Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus hosted “Partners in Education” on Aug. 1, a forum to engage high school administrators from nine school districts in a discussion about Penn State programs and resources available to regional high school students.
The Early College Program at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, will offer high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to complete college credits at a 50% tuition adjustment and earn scholarships.
Bethany Coldren, a former student in the inaugural cohort of the Pathway to Success Summer Start (PaSSS) program at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, has completed a bachelor of science degree in just three years.
This summer, selected students at Penn State’s Altoona and York campuses will have the opportunity to get a head start on their first or second years of college by taking summer classes through the Pathway to Success: Summer Start (PaSSS) pilot program. Now in its second year, the program supports students with unmet financial need by providing a scholarship, $400 book stipend, mentoring, social activities and on-campus employment.
Tesi Washington, Brett Kimsel, Brad Ruhl, Gino Sanchez and Brittany Joseph, left to right, spend time studying on the campus lawn at Penn State Schuylkill, taking a break from their summer 2015 PaSSS classes. The group of freshman all formed close friendships as they spent their six weeks going to classes, participating in on and off-campus activities, and working in campus administrative departments.
The 2015 Schuylkill PaSSS students pose for a group selfie photo at the campus Nittany Lion Shrine. The students developed close friendships during the six-week session, not only in class, but in student-life activities like a trip to the beach, hiking, Knoebels Amusement Resort, campus scavenger hunts, and just spending time together around campus.
Mitchell Hornberger and Marisa Rios, 2015 Schuylkill PaSSS students, tend to the new campus community garden that was established as part of the campus sustainability program, Envision, Plan, Implement, Change, Sustain (EPICS).