Jess McLaughlin

Regional Admissions Coordinator/Partnership Development Specialist

Jess works with prospective students from Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Delaware. She also serves as the point of contact for specialized programs and partnerships including Lenfest Scholars, Lenfest Immensitas Scholars, Howley Scholars, and Milton Hershey Scholars.

Jess McLaughlin

Jess's Meeting Schedule

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Jess's Travel Schedule

Meet Jess on the road!

Dec 8

Upper Darby High School Virtual Visit Upper Darby High School
8:30 AM - 9 AM High School Visits Get directions

Dec 8

Girard College High School Visit Girard College High School 2101 S College Ave
Philadelphia, PA
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM High School Visits Get directions

Dec 8

MaST Community Charter School Visit MaST Community Charter School 1800 Byberry Rd
Philadelphia, PA
12:25 PM - 12:56 PM High School Visits Get directions

Dec 12

Cheltenham High School Visit Cheltenham High School 500 Rices Mill Rd
Wyncote, PA
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM High School Visits Get directions

Dec 12

Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School Plymouth Whitemarsh High School 201 E Germantown Pike
Plymouth Mtng, PA
1 PM - 1:30 PM High School Visits Get directions

Dec 13

Pottstown Instant Decision Day and College Fair Pottstown High School 750 N Washington St
Pottstown, PA
9 AM - 1 PM College Fair Get directions

Jan 11

Mastery Charter Lenfest Campus Visit Mastery Charter-Lenfest Campus 35 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA
8:55 AM - 9:30 AM High School Visits Get directions

Mar 5

Pope John Paul II High School College Fair Pope John Paul II High School 181 Rittenhouse Rd
Royersford, PA
6 PM - 8 PM College Fair Get directions

Mar 13

Central Bucks School District College & Career Fair Central Bucks High School South Central Bucks South High School 1100 Folly Rd
Warrington, PA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM College Fair Get directions

Apr 25

Emmaus High School College Fair Emmaus High School 500 N Macungie St
Emmaus, PA
6 PM - 8 PM College Fair Get directions


Meet Jess

  • Where did I go to school?

    I earned my Bachelor of Science in Earth and Space Science with Teaching and my Master of Education in Educational Psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Why Penn College?

    Penn College has excellent hands-on education with state-of-the-art lab spaces for every major. Skilled technical careers get a bit of a bad reputation, and they shouldn’t! It is my mission to help students find out about the amazing opportunities and programs we offer—and just how lucrative and in-demand these careers are—so they can make the right choice for their future. Not to mention, everyone on campus is so kind and accessible!

  • Favorite Vacation

    I love taking winter trips to Coudersport, PA to see the dark skies at Cherry Springs State Park, which is a Dark Skies Park designated by the International Dark-Sky Association. I usually plan the trip to line up with the Geminids meteor shower in December.

  • Favorite Place in Williamsport

    Boom City Brewing Company has great food, and the Susquehanna River Walk is great to get outside without going for a hike. For an all-out hike, I recommend trying out some of the Loyalsock Trail.

  • Favorite Activity

    I love hiking and camping, which there is a ton of around here!

  • Favorite Birthday Treat

    I love ice cream cake!