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.
Penn State World Campus most recognized in U.S. News' online programs rankings
Penn State's online bachelor's degree programs have been recognized for the fourth year in a row by the U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs Rankings for 2020. Learn more about Penn State's rankings in the recently released report.
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.
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
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.