Lozano named 2012 Graduate Student Service Award recipient

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Jon M. Lozano, a candidate for a juris doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law and master of education degree in college student affairs, has been honored with the 2012 Graduate Student Service Award.

The award, established in 1991, recognizes a graduate student who has best combined high academic achievement with leadership in University or other public activities.

Lozano has served as president of the Penn State Graduate Student Association (GSA) since fall 2009. He is the primary voice for 8,000 graduate students at University Park and is responsible for the association's annual budget and the efficient management of day-to-day activities of its office. Under his leadership, GSA has developed a core group of students to lead initiatives such as community service, professional development, student concerns and representation on the University Park Allocation Committee.

His service to graduate students extends to a variety of Penn State organizations, as an ex-officio member of the University's Board of Trustees and as chair of the Facilities Fee Board, as well as membership of the Student Activity Fee Board, HUB-Robeson Advisory Board, Penn State Alumni Council, Faculty Senate Student Life Committee and Student Technology Advisory Committee. In addition, Lozano has concentrated his efforts in the Division of Student Affairs, where he aided in the creation of the Student Legal Services department and a new service program for students at Penn State Altoona.

“I know from my personal experience with Jon that he is a person of character, integrity and accomplishment,” one nominator said. “He possesses sound judgment, enthusiasm for his students and an intense interest in achieving his goals.”

Lozano earned his undergraduate degrees in political science and history from Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts in 2008.

Last Updated March 21, 2012