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PE N N STAT E Multicultural Advancement Alumni Council Seeks New Members

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O N L I N E Jennifer Weible Chemistry Teacher Punxsutawney School District Master of Education in Instructional Systems, Educational Technology

he Multicultural Advancement Alumni Council (MAAC) is an excellent way for graduates and former students to impact the College of Education, today and for the future. An Affiliate Program Group within the Penn State Alumni Association, the mission of the MAAC is to act as an informal advisory board to the dean and to provide a way for alumni to join together to improve the College. (The MAAC is open to graduates and former students of the College whether or not they are members of the Penn State Alumni Association.) When the MAAC was created, Dean David H. Monk noted three specific focus areas where alumni and former students could impact the College by participating:

•Increasing multicultural recruitment into undergraduate and graduate programs in the College

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•Networking with and mentoring current students and alumni

Earning a master’s degree inspired Jennifer Weible to become a teacher of teachers.

•Supporting the College’s agenda for multicultural development

Now there’s no stopping her. She plans to acquire her doctorate in education so she can show new teachers how to best use technology in the classroom. She credits her Penn State online degree with inspiring her to continue her studies.

In that spirit, the goal of the Multicultural Advancement Alumni Council is for its members to serve as role models for, and to inspire an emerging generation of, culturally diverse leaders. Opportunities to get involved with the MAAC include mentoring; volunteering for special events like recruitment fairs, the SCOPE program, and career days; and serving on the board of directors. If you would like to get involved with the MAAC, contact Phil Hoy—assistant director of alumni relations— at 814-863-2216 or at peh106@psu.edu. —David Price

Read Jennifer’s full story and learn more at:

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