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Campus receives award for work with military

4/5/2011 —

Penn State Lehigh Valley was recognized Friday, April 1, with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve's (ESGR) Patriot Award. This recognition is given to organizations, nominated by a member or spouse of a member of the Guard or Reserve, that practice leadership and personnel policies that support employee participation in the Guard and Reserve.

The campus was nominated by student David Goodpaster, who currently serves in the PA Army National Guard as chief warrant officer 2. Goodpaster, whose time at Penn State has also included several overseas deployments, nominated the campus particularly for its help in finding ways to parlay his military experience into independent study credits that will satisfy his requirements for graduation this May. Additionally, Goodpaster acknowledged the University overall for its willingness to work with him while he serves. He will receive a bachelor's degree in information science and technology.

Click here to read about how Goodpaster's military experience helped him graduate.

For more information, please contact University Relations at 610-285-5067.

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