Penn State Helped Prepare Air Force Veteran for Life’s Next Chapter

Air Force Master Sgt. Nathan Gallahan has been deployed to the Middle East and served in the Pentagon. He has led, trained, and equipped countless enlisted personnel. But he wanted a bachelor’s degree as he prepared for life after the military. That’s why Gallahan turned to Penn State, which provided him with the necessary tools.…

Nittany Networking Helps Alumni Align Their Careers with Their Life Purposes

Penn State alumni and Penn State World Campus students gathered in Washington, D.C., on April 24 to hear an inspirational talk by Jose Morales, winner of the 2017 Penn State World Campus Outstanding Alumnus Award. Jose received his MBA through the World Campus in 2005 while assigned as a naval attaché to the Republic of…

Penn State World Campus Alumni and Students Support U.S. Military Service Members

On March 23, the World Campus Alumni Society Board hosted members of the World Campus Student Advisory Board for two exciting projects at Penn State University Park. During the afternoon portion of their board meetings, the groups combined forces to say thank you to all who serve, through a service project called Operation Gratitude. Board…

Penn State Alumnus to Help Oversee Athlete, Visitor Safety During Olympics

A Penn State World Campus alumnus will head to the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, this month to help oversee the safety of athletes, spectators, and visitors. Parrish Henderson is the lead of the FBI’s geospatial team, which will provide real-time situation awareness using mapping and other interactive tools. “We’re creating a GIS operational…

World Campus Scholarship is Giving an Adult Learner a Second Chance to Earn Her Bachelor’s Degree

Penn State World Campus scholarships can be about second chances. That is very true for psychology major Sheri Price, of Jermyn, Pennsylvania, who is a recipient of the Steven and Brenda Schlotterbeck Trustee Matching Scholarship through World Campus. “When people hear ‘scholarship recipient,’ I am certain the picture that comes to mind is not some…

Veteran and Entrepreneur Jose Morales receives World Campus Outstanding Alumnus Award

Jose Morales, United States Navy veteran and owner of Saviesa Solutions, is the 2017 recipient of the Penn State World Campus Outstanding Alumnus Award. Morales is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and earned his MBA from World Campus while serving in Panama. “I was assigned as the U.S. Naval attaché at the U.S.…

New scholarship program puts World Campus students on ‘Smart Track’ to success

A pilot program called “Smart Track to Success” hopes to help Penn State World Campus students afford their first year of college and provide additional resources to succeed at earning their degrees. The Charles E. and Carol E. Snyder Penn State World Campus Alumni Society Open Doors Scholarship began as a $30,000 gift from two…

New Military Scholarship Opens Doors to a World Campus Education

Floyd and Janet Hauth of Osceola Mills, Pennsylvania, recently created a new scholarship to benefit World Campus students. The Floyd and Janet Hauth Scholarship for Military Families in the Penn State World Campus was born from the Hauths’ “mindset of service,” their good fortune in receiving scholarships to support their own education, and firsthand experience…