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U.S. News rankings include Penn State World Campus graduate, bachelor's programs

The annual rankings placed Penn State World Campus in the top programs in engineering, business, education, and more. Learn more about Penn State's rankings in the recently released report.

Student leader says clubs and organizations can create lifelong connections

Mona Hill is the new president of the World Campus Student Government Association and the Penn State World Campus Sustainability Club. Read more about Mona Hill's experience.

World Campus students help Pennsylvania boroughs make climate action plans

Four Penn State World Campus students spent the school year working with Pennsylvania boroughs to inventory greenhouse gas emissions and coming up with plans for reducing them.  Learn more about their climate action plans projects.

Sankey first online educator named Faculty Academy Fellow

Haley Sankey, an assistant teaching professor at the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, recently became the first Penn State World Campus faculty member selected as a fellow in the Faculty Academy for Engaged Scholarship. Read more about the fellowship.

Dr. Vera Cole honored with the Epstein Lifetime Achievement Award at Energypath 2017

Sustainable Energy Fund is honoring Vera Cole with the Epstein Lifetime Achievement Award at Energypath 2017 on July 27 at DeSales University. The Epstein Award is presented to a deserving individual each year for a lifetime of work in moving society towards a sustainable energy future. Read more.

Adult learner fulfills lifelong goal, shares experiences through online program

Recent ESP graduate Christine Stallard achieved a goal four decades in the making by earning a bachelor's degree through Penn State World Campus. Learn more about this ESP student's story.

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.

Students gather around common cause at Energypath 2016

Penn State faculty and students convened at Energypath 2016, a week-long event and camp that strives to enlighten attendees on the complex economic, technical, political, and social barriers surrounding sustainable energy. This year’s event was held at University Park and gave students in the ESP and graduate-level renewable energy programs an opportunity to meet fellow online students and faculty while gaining relevant hands-on experience.

ESP student selected as marshall, jumpstarts career early

Tip Stama is graduating in August 2016 as student marshal for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. His energy and sustainability policy degree, obtained online through Penn State World Campus, helped him get a full-time job with ClimeCo several months before graduation. Read Tip's success story.

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 receives 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement honor

Penn State, whose mission is rooted in public service and community engagement, was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its community engagement efforts in 2015. Many online students use engaged scholarship to extend classroom learnings and research into the field as a means of addressing key societal issues. Learn how ESP students and others have successfully supported these efforts

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