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Library Partnership Connects Penn State With Community

1/26/2006 —

Penn State Worthington Scranton is taking college to the community again this spring with a series of information sessions exploring the how’s and why’s of getting into college, finding financial aid, going back to school, and even getting a great job. Penn State Worthington Scranton has partnered with the Lackawanna County Library System to schedule a series of seminars throughout the community.

Sandra Feather, associate director of admissions at Penn State Worthington Scranton noted that the series is part an outreach effort of the college aimed at answering commonly asked questions. “Virtually every parent and college seeking student are looking for ways to pay for school,” she said. “They also want to know admissions requirements, expectations and the impact of college life on the family. Additionally, there are adult learners looking for resources and needing answers to questions about plugging back into college to complete a certificate course for career development, finish a degree, or start from scratch.
 
“This series of programs brings aspects of the Penn State Worthington Scranton Admissions, Career Counseling and Financial Aid offices right to the community through our local community libraries,” she said.
 
Ms. Feather noted that the programs were tailor-made for face-to-face delivery and that the availability of the Lackawanna County Library system really connects Penn State to the community through a great resource. “Those close to the Lackawanna County Library System understand the incredible value of this resource,” she added. “We are grateful to be able to partner with these community libraries for this program.”
 
Two remaining programs are scheduled. They are:

• “Never Too Late To Get Started” for Adult Learners – Wednesday April 5th, 6:30 p.m., Abington Community Library.

• “Cutting The Strings: Getting Your Child Ready for Freshman Year of College” – Wednesday, June 21st, 6:30 p.m., Abington Community Library.

For additional information about these or any issues relating to college admissions, contact the Penn State Worthington Scranton Admissions office at 570-963-2500.

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