Penn Foster News | May 2008

Message to Our Students
from the Director of Student Services

It begins and ends with you...

Penn Foster’s success as an institution of distance learning is defined by your success as a student and graduate. Student achievement is foremost in the minds of the staff at Penn Foster and our objective is to provide an academic experience supported by a range of services designed to exceed, rather than meet, your expectations. Knowing that there are many options available to advance your education, we consider ourselves privileged that you selected Penn Foster.

“The satisfaction of helping others achieve their goals
is the greatest reward anyone can receive.”

—Student Services Mission Statement

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Student Spotlight — Meet MARY KAY HEMENWAY
                                     of Houston, Texas

          “Much like attending college and succeeding...
                           my dream was to swim with the manatees
                     on an unprotected swim, and I did.”

Mary Kay Hemenway intended to start college over 20 years ago. In fact, graduating from college was one of her dreams. A disturbing meeting with a guidance counselor derailed her plans to attend a college. However, Mary is determined to fulfill her dreams. She is currently pursuing a Paralegal Studies Associate Degree and has recently fulfilled another fantastic goal: she swam with manatees in Florida.

Read more about Mary’s interesting story here.

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!


Lawyers in the United States are delegating more responsibility for legal work to their Paralegals. Paralegals help prepare for closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings. They research appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials relevant to pending cases. Paralegals prepare legal arguments, draft pleadings and motions, obtain affidavits, and assist attorneys during the trial.

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The Penn Foster
Bookstore is Now Open!

Visit our bookstore to choose from hundreds of items including books, sweatshirts, t-shirts, tote bags, and other Penn Foster merchandise.

Radio Discussion: Paralegals — The Backbone of the Law Practice

Listen online to the Legal Talk Network for an interesting discussion with the President of the National Association of Legal Assistants and others discussing a paralegal’s importance to a firm, the hurdles paralegals face, and the growth of this legal profession. Legal Talk Network has produced over 200 programs on a variety of legal topics. Listen here

Attention Graduates and Students of Penn Foster College

Help your fellow students continue their education! Please send the name and location of the college or university that has accepted Penn Foster College credits for continuing your education to: [email protected]. Add your institution to the growing list of institutions that have accepted our credits.

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