For ESP students, study abroad is one step toward realizing dreams
“Distance learning is the only way I would have been able to continue with my degree,” said ESP student Kelli Volkomer. "There's complete flexibility." Even for non-traditional students, Penn State World Campus programs help adult learners like Kelli achieve their career goals while gaining a global perspective. Learn more about ESP student study abroad experiences.
EMS student among first in world to earn society's sustainability certification
Mike Reichart can now add a unique credential to his résumé after achieving professional sustainability certification through the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP). A project manager for his family's contracting business, Mike is scheduled to graduate from the ESP program in fall 2016. Read Mike Reichart's story.
Penn State's sustainability efforts recognized as "best of the best"
The Sierra Club recently released its annual "Cool Schools" ranking of four-year colleges on the basis of their campus sustainability practices. Penn State, known for its community-wide sustainability effort, was named the top university in the state of Pennsylvania, and among the top 40 universities throughout the United State. Learn more about the Sierra Club honor.
ESP students convene at Energypath 2015
Penn State faculty and students participated in Energypath 2015, the Sustainable Energy Fund's annual conference held in Scranton. Eight ESP students attended the conference's 3-day Solar Energy Camp, which gave students the opportunity to meet fellow ESP students while learning about renewable technologies, sustainability, and energy efficiency techniques. Dr. Vera Cole, ESP lead faculty member, was also a key instructor for the 3-day camp.