Alexa Wojciechowski, Coordinator of Placement and Internships at Penn State Berks, has been honored with the 2013 Hendrick Award for Best Practices for Adult Learners in the category of career advice and support. The award was presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners at the 2013 Hendrick Conference, held at Penn State Harrisburg on May 9, 2013.
According to the nomination, while Wojciechowski provides career advice for all Berks students, she has a particularly strong impact on adult students at Penn State Berks with her open attitude and positive language. She has been described as the ?go to? person for the adult learner because she shows interest in the student from the beginning and helps with pragmatic problem solving. Her encouragement of adult students needs, juggling full-time jobs, family, and school, has been described as phenomenal, and her knowledge of University administrative processes has been instrumental to students seeking solutions when they believed they were out of options. In addition, she keeps in touch with students and shows concern for the obstacles adult students face.