While Jaymes Jackson originally came to Penn State Wilkes-Barre to play basketball, he has also found the school to be a great environment to focus on his studies as he works toward his degree in corporate communication.
As a homeschooled student, John Stone was used to working independently. He mapped out his college plan during his sophomore year of high school and has continued on the path he laid out for himself with the help of his professors and advisers at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
Emma Sands and Abby Yatsko both graduated from the same high school and attended Penn State Wilkes-Barre after high school. After that, their paths diverged—but each will earn a degree from Penn State this year, Sands in business and Yatsko in accounting. Students who want to study business have options at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, including pursuing their bachelor’s degree here or transitioning to another campus after two years.
For nearly 40 years, Penn State Wilkes-Barre has hosted thousands of community members for events put on by Arts at Hayfield, a nonprofit organization that supports the arts in the community and on campus.
A father-son alumni connection is what first drew Walter Ninotti from Massachusetts to Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Now in his second year, Ninotti is happy about the choice he made to attend the campus for his first two years.
Throughout its history, both as a home and as a campus serving thousands of students from northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond, Hayfield House has been a place where people form and strengthen connections with others and with their community.
“Penn State Wilkes-Barre has been the perfect university for me and my personal needs. I think the 2+2 Plan really helped me be able to advance as far as I wanted to. I think without it, I wouldn’t have been able to be a year ahead in my studies.” — Alessandra Ayoub
Several employees at Penn State Wilkes-Barre have gotten to experience the campus from more than one perspective. That’s because they have been both students and employees there. Now they are able to draw on their knowledge and experiences during their interactions with students and other members of the campus community.
Amanda (Pietrzykoski) Sevison ’04 is one of many Penn State Wilkes-Barre alumni whose educational and career paths began with a visit to Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Now working in the field of juvenile justice, she credits the campus with starting her journey on the right foot and providing her with what she needed to succeed in her career.