CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley hosted an event titled “Unplug & Engage for your Future” for nearly 55 ninth-grade students from Notre Dame, Palisades, Southern Lehigh and Whitehall high schools on Nov. 22 at the Lehigh Valley campus.
The high schoolers were welcomed by Penn State Lehigh Valley professors, degree program coordinators and staff at information tables when they arrived. They shared information with students about admissions, academics, athletics, virtual education, entrepreneurship programs, student affairs and more.
Students were encouraged to walk around and learn about the campus’ offerings before breakfast was served. The program began with welcoming remarks from Sandy Kile, instructor in communication arts and sciences at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
“It helps to have a plan. It helps to start to think of a plan about career paths in ninth grade,” Kile said. “You all have a destiny; a path ahead of you. We wanted to give you an opportunity today to talk to professors and students and get to experience a college campus.”