New hire Smeal to help workforce meet educational needs

Chancellor Melanie Hatch announced that Michelle Smeal has joined the Office of Continuing Education (CE) at Penn State DuBois as an education program associate. She will assume the sales responsibilities previously assigned to John Blasdell prior to his retirement from Penn State.

Smeal's focus will be on program management of onsite contract training and CE credit. She will also oversee the outreach site located at the Community Education Council at 4 Erie Ave., St. Marys.

Smeal hails from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. She comes to the campus from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she interpreted and administered programs. She brings with her many years of sales experience and expertise in organizing, coordinating and managing all aspects of financial and business related organizations.

Upon starting her new position Smeal said, "I am delighted and honored to be a new member of the Penn State DuBois Continuing Education team. I am very enthusiastic and eager to reach out to the community and the surrounding area businesses to assist them in their education needs."

Last Updated July 22, 2014