Bishop Shanahan and Widener University Launch Innovative Academic Partnership

Tuesday, May 28th

Bishop Shanahan High School and Widener University’s School of Engineering have created a first-of-its-kind partnership that will allow high school students to take selected college entry-level engineering courses at Bishop Shanahan, beginning this September.

Dr. James T. Harris, Widener University President, and Dr. Fred A. Akl, Widener University Dean of Engineering School, will be joined by Dr. Carol A. Cary, Archdiocesan Superintendent of Secondary Schools, as well as Sr. Regina Plunkett, Bishop Shanahan’s President and Sr. Maureen McDermott, Bishop Shanahan’s Principal, for a formal signing ceremony on the Widener campus.

Signing Ceremony


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Widener University, Old Main Building

One University Place

Chester, PA 19013

At the signing, President Harris, Dr. Cary and Sr. Regina will provide remarks about the unique partnership and its benefits for students and their families at Bishop Shanahan and Widener University. Students from Widener University and Shanahan will also be available for interviews following the signing.

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Editor’s Note: Offering rigorous academics, and diverse classroom and field experiences, Widener’s Engineering students are encouraged and trained to use their minds creatively, as they learn the fundamentals of engineering in small class sizes with close interaction with professors. Widener boasts student internship placement with reputable companies, such as Air Products, Boeing, Disney, Dupont, Exelon, Naval Surface Warfare Center, PennDOT and SIEMENS.