A new partnership between Penn State and the Peace Corps will include a preparatory program for students who are interested in volunteering. “The Peace Corps is a great opportunity to learn about another culture, to develop one’s talents, and to be of service to people in a developing nation,” said Jonathan Hall, an associate teaching professor of physics at Penn State Behrend.
Jonathan Hall, an associate teaching professor of physics at Penn State Behrend, served in the Peace Corps following his undergraduate years. He recently returned to Borneo to meet with a former colleague, Wan Masa.
New rankings by U.S. News & World Report place the engineering programs at Penn State Behrend among the top 50 undergraduate engineering programs in the nation. Behrend is at No. 46 on the list, which was released Sept. 14.
In an era of remote teaching and learning, PaSSS program leaders have translated the robust, multi-faceted experience into a format which students could complete from home, and the results have been inspiring.
The new [email protected] program will group first-year students in small cohorts for weekly mentoring sessions. Students also will be encouraged to participate in events through BehrendSync, the college's student engagement platform.
“It’s important that we narrate our own stories,” said Jacqueline Jackson, a 2002 graduate of Penn State Behrend and founder of the Royalty Project, an eight-week mentoring program for youths aged 10-14.