Local Student Receives Award from Central Penn College

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Academic Dean Kathy Andersen (left) presents Elrica Adams-Finney with Central Penn College's Rosa Parks Award for Academic Excellence at a Black History Month luncheon February 15.

SUMMERDALE, PA (02/28/2012)(readMedia)-- Elrica Adams-Finney of Easton, Pa., a Central Penn College criminal justice administration student, has received the Rosa Parks Award for Academic Excellence. Adams-Finney attends Central Penn Lehigh Valley and chose to attend college when her two sons were in college themselves.

"Her passion for the law and making a difference in the world has motivated her to succeed," says Academic Dean Kathy Andersen. "She consistently earns Dean's list status, in addition to bringing inspiration and character to the classroom atmosphere."

Students are nominated by the faculty and staff of Central Penn. Adams-Finney was one of four Central Penn College students awarded for their outstanding performance in the areas of academic excellence, community service, leadership and character during the college's February 15 Black History Month luncheon.

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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