After earning her bachelor's degree in human development and family studies from the Brandywine campus, Penn State alumna Cara Colantuono went on to start Support Homeless Veterans (SHV) — a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness among U.S. veterans in the Philadelphia region.
Jake Fida, an information sciences and technology major at Penn State Brandywine, does not fit the typical student mold. At the age of 18, Fida joined the United States Marine Corps, serving for four years in Djibouti, Kuwait and on a carrier before being honorably discharged from active duty in October 2015.
Penn State Brandywine has been named a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.