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2014 Grad Earns Attendance at International Conference

Vislosky 2014 Pine-Richland High School graduate Andrew Vislosky, who is a senior at Penn State University majoring in petroleum engineering, earned a scholarship to attend an international conference with Oil and Gas industry leaders. He will join select students from around the world who will converge in London, England this October.

The Leaders for Tomorrow scholarship program, sponsored by the New York Times and the Energy Intelligence group, identifies top graduates who have recently entered or are about to enter the oil and gas workforce. The Leaders for Tomorrow program offers flights and accommodations to London, England for a week of interaction with CEO’s from the world’s largest energy companies at the Oil & Money Conference and the Energy Intelligence Petroleum Executive of the Year gala. The initiative also enables young men and women to learn from and network with some of the industry’s foremost and respected leaders.

Graduate Andrew will be among a very refined group of young people from across the world. Scholarships have been awarded to top graduates from prestigious institutions, including the Institute français du pétrole, Texas A&M University, Columbia University, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, London School of Economics, Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, Penn State, and Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Airies.

Andrew’s father Robert Vislosky says Andrew has leveraged his Pine-Richland education to its fullest extent while attending Penn State pursuing a degree in Petroleum Engineering. While at Penn State, Andrew has had paid summer internships every summer – working twice for Shell Oil and one summer for Southwestern Energy. Academically, Andrew has been granted multiple scholarships while at Penn State. Starting with a scholarship from the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League, he was granted multi-year academic scholarships from Shell Oil, Society of Petroleum Engineers, and Newfield Energy as well as four separate scholarships from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering department at Penn State (C. Drew Stahl Award, C. Jake Phipps Scholarship, Leone Family Scholarship, and the Holmes Teas Scholarship). From a leadership standpoint, Andrew was the vice president for the Student Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers.Skating


Jobwise, Andrew was very excited to see an offer letter from Shell Oil this month. He will be working for Shell Oil in New Orleans as a petroleum engineer once he graduates from Penn State in May 2018 – getting the offer a full nine months before he starts his full time role. 

At Pine-Richland, beyond academics, Andrew was a four-year letterman on the ice hockey team, representing Pine-Richland for its very last Penguin Cup nomination in the 2013-14 season and won a gold medal at the Pennsylvania State Games in 2014 for ice hockey, leading that team in goals. He lettered three years in varsity inline hockey, was regional finalist for two years as part of Future Business Leaders of America, and was active in Key Club.