Penn State, The Lancaster Center is celebrating its grand opening Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at its new location at 1383 Arcadia Road in the recently expanded Farm and Home Center. Visit the new facility and discover what Penn State has to offer in Lancaster. The public is invited to attend.
Meet the Nittany Lion, enjoy Penn State’s famous Berkey Creamery ice cream served by the Lancaster Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, tour the new classrooms and offices, and find out how you can be a part of Penn State in Lancaster. Visitors can enter their business card to win a video iPod or Penn State merchandise.
"In our new facility we have six classrooms and more than 5,500 square feet of space," said Karen Sheehe, PHR, new director of the center. "The location in the newly renovated Farm and Home Center is a great place for us to be and we hope everyone will come out and see Penn State’s new location in Lancaster!" In addition to tours of the facility, Penn State representatives will be available to talk about the variety of University programs offered in Lancaster.
In 1987, Penn State York opened a continuing education office in Lancaster. The Lancaster Center’s primary role at the time was to offer undergraduate credit and noncredit programs to working adults. Public courses and programs were offered primarily in the evenings. On-site services tailored to local business educational and training needs are also offered. Many specifically tailored programs, both credit and noncredit, have been offered on-site at local businesses along with customized workshops and ongoing study programs conducted through Penn State’s Management Development and Services.
Penn State, The Lancaster Center continues to offer the original courses and programs including: credit certificates; the Associate Degree in Business Administration; courses in the Associate Degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences; and numerous noncredit professional development certificates.
In an effort to meet the evolving educational needs of the Lancaster County community, a partnership was established at The Lancaster Center between Penn State York, Penn State Harrisburg, and Penn State Great Valley. Students can earn a bachelor of science in Business degree at Penn State York, with the beginning classes offered in Lancaster. Upper division classes continue to be added for credit students interested in this four-year degree.
Through a partnership with Penn State Great Valley’s Graduate Center, students can take graduate courses in the Principal Certification in Educational Leadership program. By partnering with Penn State Harrisburg, The Lancaster Center offers the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree and the Training and Development credit certificate program. Most courses at The Lancaster Center are being offered in the evenings for working adults. Recently, the Center began offering courses for high school students interested in taking college courses while in high school. Through dual enrollment, eligible high school juniors and seniors can get an early start on college.
For more information on all the offerings at Penn State, The Lancaster Center please call 717-299-7667 or 1-800-828-6233. Visit the Web site at www.lancastercenter.psu.edu.