Commission for Women lauds engineering student, dean

The Penn State Commission for Women (CFW) Achieving Women Award was given to two engineering women, one undergraduate and one administrator. Athena Abate, an electrical engineering senior, received this year's CFW Achieving Undergraduate Women Award. Renata Engel, associate dean for academic programs in the College of Engineering, was given the CFW Achieving Administrator Women Award.

The awards recognize Penn State women who have shown notable leadership and accomplishments in their fields, and have gone beyond the requirements of employment duties and responsibilities. The award is typically given to one person in each of seven categories: faculty, staff exempt, staff nonexempt, administrator, technical service, undergraduate student and graduate student.

Abate, Engel and five other award winners were honored at a University-wide luncheon April 15 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

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Last Updated April 18, 2011