Penn Foster News | July 2008

Student Spotlight — SAMANTHA B.
                                     of York County, PA
                                     Civil Engineering Degree Student

          “Through my education and experience, I’ll someday
                           hope to provide advanced services as a
                                                       professional surveyor and engineer
                                                               while operating my own business.”

Through the education I have received from Penn Foster, and in addition to my practical experience in civil engineering, I have been able to work for several consulting firms throughout my career. Recently, through my developing skill set I have been able to secure employment with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a heavy-highway construction inspector.

Read more about Samatha’s interesting story here.

Five Greatest Engineering Achievements

Take a look at your daily surroundings and take note of how many engineering marvels you make use of every day. compiled a list of the 20 greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century; by simply taking the top five from that list, you can see that it’s not hard to appreciate these works of engineering genius:

1. Electrification
2. Automobile
3. Airplane
4. Water Supply and Distribution
5. Electronics

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Penn Foster College offers several choices of Engineering Associate Degrees. An associate of science degree is a credential that many employers value, one that can mean career advancement, pay raises, as well as a big step toward your bachelor’s degree.

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Penn Foster College Dean’s List

Click here to view the list of students who have recently achieved the Dean’s List honour and who have agreed to have their names listed. Congratulations to all!

Penn Foster Staff Participates in National Start! Walking Day.

Penn Foster staff participates in National Start! Walking Day.

Did You Know — Thomas Foster was a Civil War Veteran?

Penn Foster founder Thomas Foster served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, rising to the rank of first lieutenant.

Former Penn Foster
Student Excels

Rolando Gorostiza, a former Penn Foster Engineering student, was chosen ACE’s Adult Learner of the Year in 2007. Read more about Rolando here.

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