The Momentum Program

Momentum is an interdisciplinary approach to introducing students to the Liberal Arts and Sciences helping them prepare for the academic expectations of college.

On Liberal Arts Education:

"It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks."
Albert Einstein to Thomas Edison in 1921.

CNN on Liberal Arts Education:

"....We should have confidence, as my parents did, that a broadly based, liberal education will help our young people lead lives of creative productivity, lives in which they can make meaning from and contribute to the world around them." >>Read full article

Momentum is a voluntary program at no cost to the student. Invitations are extended to first generation college students (meaning the family is unfamiliar with the college experience), including ALANA students (meaning African American, Latin American, Asian American, Native American), who meet financial eligibility. The 50-60 students selected for the program are introduced to Momentum during Summer Orientation in June.

Momentum Program Contacts:

Jean-Paul Benowitz
Director, Student Transition Programs     Assistant Director, Academic Advising
Director, Momentum
717-361-1110
benowitzj@etown.edu