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Bender named educational counselor for EOC

6/27/2011 —

Jill M. Bender has been appointed educational counselor with the Penn State Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) of Southwestern PA, a federal TRIO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Penn State Beaver hosts an office for the EOC, which assists low-income, potential first-generation adult students, age 19 or older, in gaining access to post-secondary education and training.

Prior to the appointment, Bender was a staff assistant in the Residence Life and Student Affairs offices at Beaver campus for two years and spent five years as a teaching assistant for the Freedom Area School District for five years.

Bender holds a bachelor’s degree in major elementary and special education from Slippery Rock University.

She can be contacted at jmt226@psu.edu or 724-773-3832.

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