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Student Affairs is designed to assist students in their time at the university.  However, much of what we do can also assist our faculty.  Below, are an array of programs and services that you may find useful as a faculty member.  Please let us know how we can partner with you.

Classroom Presentations

Below are a list of classroom presentations that the staff in Student Affairs could present in your classroom.  Whether it be as part of a lesson your are teaching or in place of cancelling a class, we would be happy to assist.  Please keep in mind, this list of programs and presentations can also be adapted to fit your needs.

Contact Stefanie Penvose, Financial Aid Counselor, at sdp14@psu.edu for:

  • Financial Literacy - General Overview
  • Interactive Budgeting and Checkbook Balancing Workshop
  • Student Loan Repayment (for seniors)
  • Understanding Credit and Credit Scores
  • Planning for the Future
  • How to apply for a loan (personal or mortgage)
  • Saving for a Purpose
  • Debt Consolidation
  • Good Debt vs. Bad Debt

Contact Marly Doty, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, at mag374@psu.edu for:

  • Community Service Project for your class - Marly will work out the details for you
  • Icebreaker/Team building exercises
  • Customizable event cards for your students to verify attendance at events
  • Speaker/Program - tell Marly the topic and what kind of program you are interested in and she can work to bring an event to campus to match your needs.  She will also run a post event discussion, paper or survey if you would like


  • Getting involved on Campus
  • Community Service/Civic Responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Cultural Diversity topics
  • Personality - how do you work with others?

Contact Anna Akintunde, Career Services Counselor, at aa39@psu.edu for:

  • LinkedIn - How to Build Your Professional Brand and Land a Job
  • Career Issues for Women
  • Cover Letters
  • Creating a Portfolio
  • Current Career Trends
  • Dining Etiquette
  • Graduate School and the Application Process
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Search Skills
  • Making a Difference While Making a Living - Transferring Service into a Career
  • MyPlan in the Classroom - Interpreting Your Assessment Results
  • Networking
  • PAWS Informational Session
  • Planning for a Career
  • Preparing for the Behavior Based Interview
  • Professionalism
  • Resume Preparation
  • Salary Negotiation
  • The Adult Learner and the Job Search
  • Using a Portfolio in an Interview
  • What are Employers Looking For?
  • What to do with a Liberal Arts Degree (or any other degree)

 Contact Jill Betton, Campus Nurse, at jal48@psu.edu for:

  • Health and Wellness programming topics
  • Eating Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol programming
  • Sexual Assault Awareness presentations

Contact Rebecca Pennington, Director of Student Affairs, at rxs163@psu.edu for:

  • Professionalism
  • Diversity Topics
  • Current Events using the Newspaper Readership Program
  • Academic Integrity and You - A guide for students
  • Leadership
  • Strengthfinder - What are your strengths and how can they work for you?

Students In Distress:

This link provides resources and information for faculty and staff who may be working with students in distress.