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Continuing Education receives Outstanding Adult Recruitment Award

Walt Fullam, Director of Continuing Education, and Solange Israel-Mintz, Adult Student Recruitment Coordinator and Instructor in Management, have received the University’s Outstanding Adult Recruitment Award. This award recognizes outstanding work with the adult learner population and is given annually by Penn State’s Commission for Adult Learners, which is composed of faculty, staff, and students from several University locations.  
The Penn State Berks Office of Academic Affairs nominated Fullam and Israel-Mintz for the award based on their successful teamwork in their service to adult learners. They have increased adult enrollments at the college, have eased student transitions back to college, have counseled adult students in all aspects of their personal and educational goals, have made strides in retention, and have assisted adults in their career endeavors after graduation.
“Overall, their consistent support of adult learners is highly commendable and often goes beyond the call of duty,” commented Dr. Weaver Santaniello, Organizational Leadership Program Coordinator and Professor of Philosophy.
The awards were presented at the annual Hendrick Best Practices for Adult Learners Conference on Monday, May 16, 2011. This one-day event showcases the best practices from the Penn State community involved with helping adult learners.
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