Bill Newcomer started his educational journey at the age of 47. Six years later, he accomplished his goal of graduating Magna Cum Laude with an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management degree.
Supported by his wife, three children, and four grandchildren, his family gave him the support he needed to work full-time during the day and attend college at night. Bill saw his skills improve as he progressed through his journey, being promoted to Sales Supervisor and then ultimately Brand Manager at a local beverage distributor.
He was nervous coming to college at a non-traditional age, but after taking a few classes and getting to know his classmates and teachers he came away confident. “Don’t be afraid to take a chance,” stated Bill Newcomer. “Penn Highlands is here for you. The education I received was second to none.”
Bill goes on to talk about his happiest time and achievement.
“One of the proudest moments I had was seeing my three children and grandchildren sitting in the audience the day I walked the stage, and they were just clapping. They were so proud of Pap.”
Bill credits Penn Highlands with helping him get to where he is in his career today: as a successful manager.