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As the parent, spouse or significant other of a Penn State Worthington Scranton student, you, too, become a vital part of our campus’ extended family.   By coming here, your loved one has made an investment; not just in his or her future, but in the well being of his or her entire family.  University graduates enjoy lifetime earnings that average $1,000,000 more than those of a person with only a high school diploma. 

The academic programs at Penn State Worthington Scranton, with their blend of theoretical and practical education, provide our associate and baccalaureate graduates with the skills and knowledge to begin careers that can take them as far as they want to go.  And that can provide rewards that far exceed the average.

If your student chooses to continue his or her education at another Penn State campus, the foundation he or she receives here provides for future success on that path as well.

Penn State Worthington Scranton offers more than an entrée to careers, however.  I hope you will urge your student to take full advantage of the many opportunities that exist for involvement in, and leadership of, campus co-curricular activities.  From Student Government to clubs, to varsity and intramural athletics, our students can make a difference in the life of their campus and their community.

The rich diversity that students find here at Penn State Worthington Scranton gives them the perspective that they need to work and live in the reality of America and the world in the twenty-first century.  Here, they can get to know and interact with the broad mix of students and faculty who come from more than thirty countries and from many parts of the United States.

Penn State Worthington Scranton also brings many speakers and fine arts events to the campus. Please join your student in being a part of these exciting programs.

You, also, are more than welcome to become a Penn State Worthington Scranton student; whether in a degree program, in one or more credit classes, or in our noncredit continuing education programs.

I am always available to talk with our students’ family members. You can reach me by phone at 570-963-2539, or in person by calling Marie Killian, my administrative assistant, to schedule an appointment.