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Hanes Named Coordinator for Clearfield Outreach Center

Jeannine Hanes
8/8/2011 —

Jeannine Hanes, of Clearfield, has been named the new Community Outreach Coordinator for Penn State DuBois' Clearfield Outreach Center. Hanes comes into this position with over 10 years of experience in career development and over four years of experience from her previous position with workforce development at Penn State DuBois Continuing Education.


As the Community Outreach Coordinator, Hanes 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 college.


"As an adult learner herself, Jeannine 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 master’s degree in workforce education while she was a working wife and mother."


"I am excited about the opportunity to help students in my own hometown reach their educational goals," said Hanes. "A Penn State education can make all the difference in a person’s life, and students in Clearfield can take advantage of completing a degree close to home."


Hanes is now busy helping students to prepare for the next session of classes to be held in Clearfield.  The Clearfield fall 2011 schedule includes courses that count toward a Certificate in Early Childhood Education, such as Infant and Child Development and Overview of Curricular Practices in Early Childhood Care and Education. Other offerings include courses on effective speech, psychology, finite math, world music, women in the arts and humanities, and a science course that explores dinosaur extinctions and other controversies.  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 22; individuals interested are encouraged to register soon.  Hanes can help in selecting the best courses to meet individual's interests and needs.  She can be reached by calling 814-765-7878, extension 7.  Her office hours in Clearfield, now located at the former FCI Electronics facility on Spruce Street, are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. and other times by appointment.


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