The “Great” that we hear in Penn State Great Valley is not just in name, but also in emotion, memory, and impact. Because of the kindness and generosity of my professors, classmates, and staff here at Great Valley, I have never felt so prepared and equipped to lead others to the greatness that I feel every day, not only as a student but also as a citizen of the world. Whether it’s in-person or online, I feel Penn State’s love and generosity in mind and spirit. Everyone here wants to see you succeed and will go out of there way to make sure that you feel a part of the Penn State family. We are.
Jonathan Adrien, Master of Leadership Development
The Penn State Great Valley Master of Engineering Management degree has given me the tools to more effectively manage my engineering team. The Master of Leadership Development has challenged me to grow as a leader and understand the difference between managing and leading. I now manage projects and lead people. I am more self-aware and understand the need to lead organizational and social change through authentic transformational leadership. Penn State Great Valley is conveniently located to work and home, has world-class professors, and a diverse, engaged, and professional student body. I have made many contacts and life-long friends at Penn State Great Valley. We Are Penn State!
Kenneth R. Mahon, Master of Engineering Management, 2013; MLD, 2015
What I really enjoy about the MLD Program is the fantastic learning environment and the competitive edge that my writing, speaking and presentation skills receive as I go through my classes. There's always something to learn, and I really like the way that the MLD program is a complement my undergraduate work in communication theory. This will be my third Penn State degree, and I'm a very proud Penn Stater!