2018 Young Alumni Achievement Award Recipent

  • Eric Palmer, Young Alumni Achievement Award RecipientEric Palmer ’06, M’07

    Executive Director

    Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center  

    Eric graduated from IUP in 2006 with a degree in small business management and entrepreneurship and completed his MBA in 2007. Eric worked in the IUP Small Business Development Center and taught courses in small business management and entrepreneurship in the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology.  

    After three years of teaching and consulting in the Eberly College, he accepted a position in July 2010 as the Adult Education coordinator in charge of post-secondary programs at the Indiana County Technology Center. He spent five years learning how to manage people, balance budgets, and drive sales.   

    In September 2015, Eric was appointed executive director of ICTC. Under his leadership, the ICTC was named one of the top performing schools in the state. ICTC was also named Indiana County’s Employer of the Year for 2017.  

    In May 2018, Eric was appointed executive director of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, one of the largest centers of its kind in Pennsylvania.