SUMMERDALE, PA (02/12/2013)(readMedia)-- Timothy Kearney of Jamaica N.Y., a Central Penn College criminal justice administration student, was awarded the C. Delores Tucker Award for Community Service. A staff member describes him as a "well-respected student and young gentleman." Also nominated due to his strong sense of moral character and joyful personality, Kearney is consistent in his assistance and guidance as a peer mentor and student tutor at study halls. He is a dependable work study student in the career services department, has made the Dean's List seven times and is a Craiger C. Parker Leadership Development Program participant. Kearney also served as a student ambassador.
Students are nominated by the faculty and staff of Central Penn. Kearney 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 Feb. 6 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, legal studies and organizational leadership. 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, 82.9 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