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Administration of Justice degree now independently owned by Wilkes-Barre

5/14/2004 —

Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s baccalaureate degree in administration of justice (AOJ), which had been extended to the Wilkes-Barre campus through a cooperative agreement with Penn State Fayette, is now independently owned by the Wilkes-Barre campus, announced Dr. Mary E. Hines, campus executive officer.

AOJ was initiated on the Wilkes-Barre campus in fall 2001 through a combination of courses presented at the campus and pic-tel courses delivered from Fayette. “Penn State Wilkes-Barre is certainly appreciative of the cooperation and help we received from the Fayette campus, without which we would not have been able to establish our own independent 4-year degree program,” said Michelle Olshefski, AOJ program head. “AOJ has been tremendously popular at the campus and we expect continued growth and success. I believe the popularity of the program is due, in part, to the wide array of career opportunities for graduates.”

Olshefski has headed up the program since its inception. As a former assistant district attorney in New York and Pennsylvania, she brings extensive courtroom experience to the classroom, including felony and misdemeanor jury and bench trials. Penn State Wilkes-Barre is the third of Penn State’s Commonwealth College campuses to offer a baccalaureate degree in the administration of justice. This program will be officially in effect when students return to the campus in the fall.

For additional information regarding AOJ or any of Penn State’s 160+ degree programs, contact 675-9238 or visit the web site: www.wb.psu.edu

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