Coterra donation boosts Penn College Dual Enrollment

Published 10.14.2022

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A $35,000 contribution from Coterra will cover fees for 26 Pennsylvania high schools and career and technology centers participating in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s dual enrollment program in 2022-23.

Coterra’a support is in the form of an Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program contribution. The Penn College Foundation is approved as an Educational Improvement Organization under EITC, which is administered by the state Department of Community & Economic Development.

Penn College Dual Enrollment enables academically qualified high school and career and technology center students to take tuition-free courses for college credit. Last year, 1,512 students earned 5,642 credits valued at more than $3.3 million through the initiative.

The $35,000 donation from Coterra will pay 2022-23 Academic Year participation fees for: Benton Area School District, Berks Career & Technology Center, Bradford Area School District, Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology, Central Westmoreland Career & Tech Center, Chester County Technical College High School, Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School, Cumberland-Perry Area Vocational-Technical School, East Lycoming School District (Hughesville High School), Eastern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center, Jersey Shore Area School District, Keystone Central School District (Career & Technology Center), Lycoming Career and Technology Center, Montgomery Area School District, Montoursville Area School District, Northern Tier Career Center, Northumberland County Career and Technology Center, Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center, South Williamsport Area School District, Southern Tioga School District/North Penn-Mansfield High School and North Penn-Liberty High School, Sullivan County School District, SUN Area Technical Institute, Troy Area School District, Wellsboro Area School District, Williamsport Area High School and York County School of Technology.

“Many thanks to Coterra for its generous donation in support of Penn College Dual Enrollment and our program partners,” said President Michael J. Reed. “Earning college credit for courses taken in high schools and career and technology centers builds students’ confidence and allows them – and their families – to save time and money. Ultimately, the experience propels students on the path toward earning a college degree and finding secure employment.”

“Coterra believes that education is the cornerstone of developing the future workforce,” said George Stark, director of external affairs. “By utilizing the EITC program, we have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on these students’ lives.”

“We are most grateful to Coterra for this contribution benefiting our Penn College Dual Enrollment partners,” said Randy J. Zangara, dean of college transitions and student success. “Through this program, students become better prepared for the college experience and gain a fuller understanding of business and industry needs. According to the U.S. Department of Education, such students are also more likely to complete high school, enroll at a postsecondary institution, achieve a higher GPA and finish their degree programs on time.”

For more about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.