Penn State Lewistown Center to hold event for working adults Aug. 20

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A bachelor’s degree can make a big difference in earning power, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, which estimates residents in Mifflin and Juniata counties can earn 56 percent more, on average, than residents with only a high school diploma. To help residents get the education for well-paying jobs, the Penn State Learning Center in Lewistown will hold a free open house for working professionals from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at 152 E. Market St., Suite 100. Check-in and light refreshments will begin at 5 p.m.

“This event is a great resource for prospective students, because they can speak one-on-one with staff from admissions, academic advising, student aid and career planning, as well as learn about the different degrees and certificates available in Lewistown,” said Penn State Admissions Counselor Carli Donovan.

The open house will feature sessions on student aid, admissions and the RN to B.S. in nursing degree. The RN to B.S. is delivered to the Lewistown Center through the Penn State Video Learning Network to enable registered nurses to gain a bachelor's degree for career advancement.

Representatives from Penn State, Pennsylvania CareerLink and the Lewistown Hospital will be available to talk with attendees about their education goals.

Attendees also can learn about Penn State’s wide range of education programs, including professional certificates and associate and bachelor’s degree programs in business, education, information sciences and technology, health care, human services and other fields. In addition, they can discuss education resources to finance their education, including military benefits; transferring credits and earning credits for what they have already learned; career planning; and transitioning back to college.

Penn State Lewistown Center courses are held during the evenings, on weekends and during the day, as well as online.

To register to attend the Aug. 20 open house, visit or call Sue Shank at 717-248-9618.

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Last Updated August 09, 2013