Welcome, 'Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week' Participants

Published 07.26.2009


Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour welcomes PFEW participants to their weeklong adventure Toting their newly issued backpacks, members of a PFEW contingent follow admissions representative Lynn M. Yeager Company adviser J. Rody Borg (also an economics professor at Florida's Jacksonville University) provides a whistlestop look at the PFEW rulebook Mentors match up their team members with name badges as students - their parents seated in the balcony - fill the ACC Auditorium Undeterred by sprinkles, admissions representative Ashley N. Follmer leads the day's first tour About 320 high school students from across the commonwealth converged on Penn College's main campus Sunday for Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week, an intensive program that employs corporate mentors and motivational speakers to educate teenagers about success in the competitive international marketplace. This is the college's second summer as a PFEW host, and students were treated to campus tours and a School of Hospitality-catered lunch before convening for a General Assembly kickoff in the ACC Auditorium. The week ahead offers a mix of education and entertainment, as students form companies and address many of the same issues faced by their real-life counterparts in the business world. (Watch for more PFEW photos.)