Penn State employee honored for service to adult learners

June 27, 2012

A lecturer in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations has been recognized for making a difference in the lives of Penn State adult learners. Amy Dietz was awarded the Superior Service to Adult Learners Award by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners.

The award, sponsored by the Commission for Adult Learners, recognizes an individual or team that has positively affected adult learners through direct service to students or improved the campus environment for adult learners. The commission is comprised of faculty, staff and students from several University locations and dedicated to improving the adult learner experience at the University.

"Amy Dietz' experiences as an adult learner make her especially attuned to the challenges adult learners face," a nominator wrote.

Dietz earned her bachelor of science in labor studies and employment relations through the Schreyer Honors College and her masters of science in industrial relations and human resources while working full time in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations and raising a family.

Another nominator wrote: "Without a doubt Amy has touched the lives of many, many adult students enrolled both on and off campus. These alumni regularly remain engaged with the department and give back to the program by speaking on campus, serving as mentors for Penn State students and sponsoring internships."

In addition to teaching Penn State World Campus courses, Dietz is program administrator and adviser for the online master of professional studies in human resources, which enrolls about 650 students. She also is program administrator for the online bachelor of arts and bachelor of science in labor and employment relations, which have a combined enrollment of 200 students, and assists with program administration for the online bachelor of science in organizational leadership, which enrolls 485 students. Dietz also is undergraduate internship coordinator.

  • Amy Dietz is the recipient of a Commission for Adult Learners award.

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Last Updated June 28, 2012