Sandy Feather, associate director of enrollment management and admissions at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has been named a recipient of the university's Achieving Women Award.
The Achieving Women Awards are given to Penn State employees and students who have shown leadership and are accomplished in their fields, have supported Penn State's diversity efforts and promoted equal opportunity, and have contributed to human causes and public service activities.
They acknowledge and exemplify the achievements and contributions among Penn Staters, reflecting the University's mission of mentorship, leadership, service and promoting diversity.
Mrs. Feather, a resident of South Abington Twp., has been employed at Penn State Worthington Scranton since 2005. During that time, she has been responsible for establishing several new programs at the campus, such as Partners in Success, the Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Summer Academy, and instituted program target marketing and middle school outreach efforts to enhance Worthington Scranton's overall student recruitment and retention goals.
As part of her duties in student enrollment efforts, she developed strategies to recruit under-represented students, especially the growing local Latino population, and initiated college planning programming for students with disabilities, as well as spearheading efforts to better serve veterans who enroll at Worthington Scranton.
In addition, Mrs. Feather is also involved with several campus committees, such as the web team, scholarship committee, marketing council and is co-chair of the Enrollment Management Council. She also serves as a dual enrollment adviser for high school students who take college credit courses at Penn State Worthington Scranton, is an adviser for the campus' Lion Ambassadors -- a student volunteer group, and serves as an adult education coordinator.
She has received the Penn State Award for Excellence in Administrative Service and the Penn State Gertrude Hawk Chocolate Service Award, as well as the NEPA Counselor Association's Service Award.
A graduate of Leadership Lackawanna and Executive Leadership Lackawanna, she is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admissions Counseling and a United Way annual campaign volunteer and participates in a variety of campus events including its annual convocation, commencement, Ridge View dinner, and alumni golf tournament.
She has also been a presenter at Leadership Lackawanna Executive Program's graduation on "Volunteerism and Community Involvement" and at the College Board Fall Counselor Workshop on "Hot Topics in Northeast PA."