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Trio Appointed to Workforce-Related Posts at Penn College

Shannon M. MunroThree individuals with a wealth of workforce-development and industry experience recently began working at Pennsylvania College of Technology as administrators with Workforce Development & Continuing Education and the Marcellus Shale Education & Training Center at Penn College.

Shannon M. Munro was named executive director of workforce development and continuing education. Rex E. Moore was appointed director of the MSETC, a collaboration between Penn College and Penn State Cooperative Extension. Jacqueline M. Stash was named assistant director of MSETC workforce training.

Munro and Stash both began their duties in January; Moore’s employment with the college began in March.

“At Penn College, a connection to the workforce is fundamental to our mission,” said President Davie Jane Gilmour. “To remain a leader in workforce education and training, we must continue to be nimble in responding to the needs of emerging industries and advancing technologies. With their extensive experience and skills, Shannon, Rex and Jacqueline are well-suited to lead the college’s efforts in these areas.”

Munro has more than 15 years’ experience working in workforce development, most recently as executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp. Previously, she served as operations manager and assistant director at CPWDC. She’s been instrumental in leading workforce initiatives locally, statewide and nationally. At WDCE, her responsibilities include managing and directing overall daily operations.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in environmental planning from Bloomsburg University and a Master of Science in geoenvironmental studies from Shippensburg University.

Rex E. MooreImmediately before coming to Penn College, Moore served as instructor for the Nomac National Training Center for Chesapeake Energy Corp. He has worked in the energy industry for a variety of drilling companies since 1975. He has also worked in the insurance industry and in the health-science field as an emergency room lab technician. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1966-74, including a tour of Vietnam in 1970-71 as a petroleum supply and distribution supervisor with the 197th Infantry Brigade.

Moore earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, Okla., and an associate degree in science from Cameron University, Lawton, Okla.

Jacqueline M. StashStash served as director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Tech Prep Consortium at Luzerne County Community College from 1994 to 2011. Prior to her role at LCCC, she worked for the state Department of Transportation as a survey technician and materials testing technician and in the nuclear power industry as an inspector and project engineer. She also served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an aviation technician and shop supervisor.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a Master of Education in adult education from The Pennsylvania State University.

Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Penn College offers noncredit classes, seminars and customized training for business, industry and the general public. Offerings are designed specifically for the convenience of employed adults and business/industry.

The Marcellus Shale Education & Training Center provides a wide variety of resources to the community and the oil and gas industry. Central operations are located in the Center for Business & Workforce Development on the main campus of Penn College.

For more about WDCE, visit online . For more about the MSETC, visit on the Web .

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