Sheetz Fellows Program

Mission

To create unique opportunities that ignite and inspire the entrepreneurial mindset of students at Penn State Altoona by fostering critical thinking, ingenuity, leadership, and problem solving skills.

Program

The Sheetz Fellows experience offers “an education for leadership” in the best tradition of the Business program. It molds well-rounded students who are ready for the world and prepares students for citizenship and for lifetime learning. Fellows will be acknowledged at graduation and their accomplishments noted on their diploma. Their achievements will be valuable features of their post-graduate résumés and application materials. In short, Fellows will aspire to the kind of high achievement, values, and integrity associated with the Sheetz name and the Penn State reputation.

Objectives

  • To prepare students to be leaders
  • To instill a sense of servant leadership through community service
  • To challenge students to undertake a rigorous and stimulating academic experience
  • To offer students mentoring opportunities with successful entrepreneurs and community leaders
  • To provide students with an experiential education through study abroad and internships or research initiatives
  • To encourage a sense of esprit de corps by participation in seminars, workshops, and professional development experiences

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