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We are dedicated to improving
the adult learner experience at Penn State

Welcome to the Commission for Adult Learners website. Penn State’s Commission for Adult Learners is composed of faculty, staff, and students from several University locations. Members are dedicated to improving the adult learner experience at Penn State.

Adult learners support the troops
Adult learners support the troops
Adult learners support the troops
Adult learners support the troops
Adult learners support the troops
Two adult learners sitting in a classroom
Group of adult learners posing for a picture.
Adult learners talking around a table
Counselor with adult learner at a desk 
Adult learners posing for picture together
Adult learners in the military

Penn State's definition of an adult learner is a person who:

  • is 24 years of age or older; or
  • is a veteran of the armed services; or an active duty service member; or
  • is returning to school after four or more years of employment, homemaking, or other activity; or
  • assumes multiple adult roles such as parent, spouse/partner, and employee.

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News

Veteran CenterPenn State Laureate and University Officials Meet with Penn State Mont Alto Veterans

Before serving as a featured speaker during a Penn State Mont Alto Campus Symposium during the afternoon of October 12, Penn State Laureate and military historian Carol Reardon (right) met with Mont Alto’s student and faculty veterans and other campus administrators in the Heritage Room of The Mill Cafe. She was joined by (l-r) Dr. Francis Achampong, Penn State Mont Alto Chancellor; Capt. Ryan McCombie (Ret.), Penn State Trustee; Dr. Madlyn Hanes, Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Dean of the University College; and (not pictured) Dr. David Christiansen, Associate Vice President for Common Wealth Campuses and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs of the University College. Hanes, McCombie, and Christiansen are joining Reardon at several Commonwealth Campuses to meet student veterans, hear about their Penn State experiences, and learn how the University can best meet their needs. The Penn State Laureate is an annual faculty honor to bring greater visibility to the arts, the humanities, the honoree's work, and the University.

Here's a link to a newspaper article about the subsequent forum on the Confederate Flag.

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Upcoming Meetings

Commission Meeting:

February 17, 2016

10:30 am

324 Outreach Building, University Park

 

Executive Committee Meeting:

February 17, 2016

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

324 Outreach Building, University Park

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