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Doran named Community Outreach Coordinator for Clearfield

Sueann Doran, the new Penn State DuBois Community Outreach Coordinator for Clearfield
7/26/2010 —

DuBois - Sueann Doran, of DuBois, has been selected as the new Penn State DuBois Community Outreach Coordinator for Clearfield.  She officially begins serving in this role this summer, though she assumed responsibility for the Clearfield program in early January when she became the Interim Outreach Coordinator.  Doran formerly worked as a Program Coordinator for Penn State DuBois Continuing Education.

As the Community Outreach Coordinator, Doran is responsible for creating and managing schedules for Penn State courses held in Clearfield.  She also works to recruit both traditional and adult students, and helps those students make a smooth transition into taking college classes.

"As an adult learner herself, Sueann understands and relates well to the prospective students’ life circumstances," said Diana Ricotta, assistant director of Continuing Education. "She is an excellent role model for them, having earned her degree while she was a working wife and mother."

"I know that it takes courage to go on to college, and it is even a bigger challenge after being out of school for a number of years," Doran said. "But, it can be done. I’m proof of that. You just have to take the first step and get the information you need to begin."

Doran is now busy helping students to prepare for the next session of classes to be held at the Clearfield Area High School.  They include courses on effective speech and composition, courses to help people understand the Marcellus Shale gas industry, and classes on Medieval European History.  Two Human Development classes being offered in the fall are Infant and Child Development and Values and Ethics in Human Development and Family Studies Professions.  Many of the classes offered in Clearfield give students additional options for general education classes that are conveniently offered in the evening.

Classes begin August 23; individuals interested are encouraged to register soon.  Doran can help in selecting the best courses to meet individual interests and needs.  She can be reached by calling (814) 591-5459.  Her office hours in Clearfield at the PA CareerLink are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 am through 4:00 pm and other times by appointment. 

For the entire listing of courses available in Clearfield, visit www.ds.psu.edu/clearfield

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