Penn State Adult Student Leadership and Career Networking event set for Nov. 25

UNIVERSITY PARK – Penn State adult undergraduate students are invited to attend the second annual Adult Student Leadership and Career Networking Event from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25, in the lobby of the Penn State Outreach Building in Innovation Park. Candice “Candy” Yekel, Penn State assistant vice president for research and director of the Office for Research Protections, will be the keynote speaker at this free event. This year’s theme is “More Than I Thought I Could Be: From Finite to Infinite Possibilities.”

“Continuing Education student advisory groups helped to organize this event to give adult students in central Pennsylvania an opportunity to build their leadership and goal-setting skills and network with other Penn State adult students who may someday become professional colleagues,” said Betsy Esposito, academic support resource coordinator for Penn State Continuing Education at the University Park campus. “Candy Yekel’s story of success as an adult student will be inspirational for these students.”

Yekel began her education at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. She committed herself to her education goals, making the dean’s list, joining the University Scholars Program at University Park and earning membership in several honor societies. She also worked with Department of Psychology faculty on projects and co-authored several research papers. Yekel completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and graduate degree in developmental psychology, and ultimately landed a job at the University in 1994.

She served as the compliance coordinator for the Office for Regulatory Compliance until 1997, when she was named director of the Office for Research Protections. In 2012, she was promoted to her current role, where her responsibilities include leadership for compliance oversight and training on the responsible conduct of research at Penn State.

The Adult Student Leadership and Career Networking Event is designed for undergraduate students who are enrolled through Continuing Education, resident instruction and locally through the World Campus. Dress is business casual. The registration deadline is Nov. 21.

To register, visit here.

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