LEAP Center

Your first year at Penn College sets the foundation for your entire journey. Get off to a positive start and you’ll be primed to embrace the many opportunities that follow. Sound like a tall order? Don’t worry. The LEAP Center is here to guide you.

Contact

  • LEAP Center
  • Student & Administrative Services Center, Rm. 1049

You've got this. And we've got you.

Take advantage of the guidance you'll receive from your LEAP adviser as a first-year student.

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Meet with your LEAP adviser.

Make an appointment with your LEAP adviser to solidify your game plan. Scroll down to connect with your assigned LEAP adviser. You can schedule a virtual or in-person meeting at your convenience.

See an on-call LEAP adviser.

Need assistance sooner than later? Drop in to speak with the on-call LEAP adviser during walk-in hours: Monday–Thursday, 2–4 p.m.

Stop in for takeaways.

From endless coffee to study skills handouts, the LEAP Center offers continuous treats, tools, and materials to welcome and encourage success. 

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Why LEAP?

Why LEAP?

The acronym LEAP highlights our primary goals. That's to help first-year and transfer students Learn, Evolve, Adapt, and Prepare for rewarding futures.

Take a look inside.

Stop by and we'll show you around. In the meantime, here are a few pics to hold you over. 

Student Success Resources

Take advantage of online workshops and other resources designed to build study skills, test-taking strategies, stress management tactics, time management methods, and more.

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Leading the Way
"We understand that whatever is happening in your life can weigh heavily on your academic success. As a collaborative partner, we will strive to connect you with expert resources such as your academic adviser, counseling services, and student engagement."

Christie A. Bing Kracker

Director of LEAP Center

Meet the LEAP Advisers

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Phil Berry
Phil Berry

Engineering Technologies

Connect with Phil
Kaysey Beury
Kaysey Beury

Engineering Technologies

Connect with Kaysey
Kathleen McNaul
Kathleen McNaul

Business, Arts & Sciences

Connect with Kathleen
Allison Savage
Allison Savage

Engineering Technologies

Connect with Allison
Pat Scheib
Pat Scheib

Nursing & Health Sciences

Connect with Pat
Joette Siertle
Joette Siertle

Nursing & Health Sciences

Connect with Joette
Melissa Stocum
Melissa Stocum

Engineering Technologies

Connect with Melissa

Support for Success

Your LEAP adviser is one link in the chain of support designed to help you thrive academically and personally at Penn College.

Admissions Counselor

Prospective students are paired with a personal admissions counselor who will guide you through the admissions process.

LEAP Adviser

First-year and transfer students get one-on-one advice, motivation, and support from a trained adviser in our LEAP (Learning, Evolving, Adapting, Preparing) Center.

Academic Adviser

Lean on the expertise of an academic adviser to ensure you keep pace with the expectations of your major.

Center for Career Design

Wildcats have lifetime access to a full-service career hub with everything from resume and interview prep to the alumni mentorship program.