SUMMERDALE, PA (06/28/2012)(readMedia)-- Central Penn College Career Services Director Steve Hassinger, of Richfield, Pa., was recently elected to the executive board of directors of the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (PennAce) at a May 24 meeting. A collaborative organization of career development and recruitment professionals, PennAce provides professional growth and networking opportunities designed to enhance career development practices for Pennsylvania college and university students, as well as graduates.
Hassinger joined PennAce for the opportunity to network with employers and peers. He has served as an active member of PennAce for nine years and is a first time board member. In his role on the board, Hassinger will serve as membership chair. He will ensure that membership status is up-to-date, send out quarterly renewal notices to members of the association, monitor payments and follow up with inquiries that prospective members have about PennAce.
"It is important to learn and grow professionally," says Hassinger. "PennAce is a great organization because it provides a platform for people to learn from professionals who are their peers."
PennAce has more than 200 members throughout central Pennsylvania-Central Penn College is one of 60 organizational members. Other members of the board include representatives from California University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Lebanon Valley College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Lehigh University, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, Muhlenberg College, Thiel College and Westminster College.
Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, offering bachelor's and associate degrees in the fields of accounting, business administration, criminal justice, information technology, communications, healthcare, homeland security and legal studies. The college, currently serving students at its Harrisburg, Lancaster and Lehigh Valley locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Based on Central Penn's most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 83.7 percent of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. www.centralpenn.edu