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Outstanding Adult Learner selected

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3/22/2007 —

John Geisel, Edwardsville, has been named 2006-2007 Outstanding Adult Learner at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Each year the Luzerne County Council on Adult Higher Education, a consortium of the Adult/Continuing Education offices of College Misericordia, King’s College, Luzerne County Community College, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, and Wilkes University sponsors an awards ceremony and dinner to recognize outstanding achievement by an adult learner at each institution. This year, the Outstanding Adult Learner festivities were hosted by Wilkes University.

John Geisel is an excellent representative of Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Adult Student population, according to Jackie Warnick-Piatt, student activities coordinator. "Returning to university life after being out of school for almost 20 years, John has become an active member of the campus community," said Warnick-Piatt.  "Not only is John an outstanding student, he has also taken on the additional responsibilities of a senator in the Student Government Association and a member of the Surveying Society. He has participated in Penn State University's Student Leadership Conference and sits on numerous campus committees including the Student Activity Fee committee and the Adult Student Management Committee. He is also a member of the 2006-2007 Intercollegiate Leadership class of Leadership Wilkes-Barre. John is well respected by traditional-age students and is an outstanding role model."

Geisel is pursuing an associate degree in Surveying Technology at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.

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