World Campus grad raises age benchmark for students

August 12, 2023

By Hannah Pollock

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Penn State News. It features Tom Scapillato who earned a Master of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing and Design online through Penn State World Campus in partnership with the College of Engineering.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tom Scapillato never told anyone in his courses how old he was because he didn’t want that to change his experience. He wanted the quality of his work to be the reason he stood out from the crowd. At 81 years young, Scapillato said he relishes setting the benchmark for Penn State World Campus as its most senior graduate ever. 

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