2011 Student Award recipients announced, lauded for achievements

University Park, Pa. -- Each year, Penn State honors several undergraduate and graduate students for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2011 Student Award recipients reach across campuses and colleges and exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn State students reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.

The 25 honorees will receive their awards at a ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 27, at Eisenhower Auditorium.

Links to all eight articles about this year's award recipients are available at http://live.psu.edu/tag/2011_Student_Awards online. The award recipients are listed below by category.

Student Achievement Awards

-- Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award: Sara Y. Kizer and Toan V. Ngo

-- The Ernest B. McCoy Memorial AwardJessica Babcock and Stefen Wisniewski

-- The W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award: Jeffrey Lackey

-- The Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance AwardJohnnie Geathers and Kylee Weaver

-- The John W. Oswald Award: Katy Wick, athletics; Brandon Wolf, creative/performing arts; Connor Sattely, journalism; Justin Schmader, scholarship; Mohamed Raouda, social services

-- The Eric A. Walker Award: Michael B. Cronin


The Graduate School

-- The Graduate Student Service Award: Alexis Barbarin

-- The Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching AwardsDavid Agler, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Amber Bisch, Joel Gehman, Ryan Lizardi, Rachel Mennies, Jennifer L. Reed, Daniel Schmehl, Vivek A. Srikrishnan and Jason L. Weigle

-- The W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Graduate Award: Ahmed Banya


A full description of each of the Student Awards with contacts for further information is online at http://www.psu.edu/ur/awards/students.html.

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Last Updated March 07, 2012