Press Releases-Penn Foster Launches Student Ambassador Program

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Penn Foster Launches Student Ambassador Program

March 20, 2013

Ambassadors to Offer Feedback to Faculty, Serve as Mentors to Current Students

SCRANTON (March 20, 2013) - Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and blended education designed to address the skills gap in America, today announced the launch of its Student Ambassador Program, which is comprised of student leaders who will represent Penn Foster to prospective students and serve as mentors for current and future students.

“I look forward to hearing from students about their experiences in Penn Foster’s programs,” said Joe Gagnon, President and COO of Penn Foster.  “Open and honest communication among Penn Foster’s leadership, faculty, and students will ensure that our community continues to grow and develop.”

The 13 ambassadors, who will serve for a full calendar year, come from a variety of Penn Foster programs, including:

“Serving as a student ambassador is a great way for me to get more involved in the Penn Foster community and share the values of an organization I strongly believe in,” said Dana Hannan, who is completing a Veterinary Technician Associate Degree.  “I look forward to helping my peers succeed, and helping the school grow by working directly with faculty and administrators.”

The new program will help further Penn Foster’s mission of changing education by empowering all learners to pursue their academic and career goals.  Specifically, student ambassadors will be actively involved on all Penn Foster social media platforms, and will offer advice and guidance about the Penn Foster learning experience through videos and online testimonials.  Other responsibilities will include participating in meetings with faculty and advisors, and providing critical feedback to the school’s leaders and administration.

In addition to interacting with faculty and administration directly and with students through social media, Penn Foster’s student ambassadors will act as mentors and study buddies for their peers, while serving as bloggers on the Penn Foster website.

About Penn Foster

Founded in 1890, Penn Foster has been a leader in career-focused distance and blended learning for more than 100 years.  Since its inception, more than 13 million people have enrolled in its high school, career school and college to learn advanced skills, further their education and better position them for life success.  Today, Penn Foster graduates 25,000 students yearly and enrolls more than 100,000 new students each year in programs designed to address the skills gap in middle skilled careers.  Penn Foster’s high-quality, affordable distance education allows students the flexibility to complete programs around their schedules with 24/7 access to a supportive online community of students and faculty.  For more information, visit www.

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