Outstanding students honored April 6 at annual awards ceremony

University Park, Pa. -- Every spring Penn State honors several undergraduate and graduate students for extraordinary academic achievement, service and teaching accomplishments. This year, 16 individuals -- one undergraduate, two student-athletes, one recent graduate and 12 graduate students -- will be recognized at an awards ceremony Sunday, April 6, at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

Cameron honored with Kopp Award for undergraduate achievement
Brian Cameron, a senior agricultural sciences major from Boalsburg, has been awarded Penn State's undergraduate W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award, which recognizes an undergraduate student who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the international mission of the University, through the display of excellence in an academic course of study and/or research with a significant international component, participation in international programs and/or field projects, leadership in improving relations among people from different regions of the world, and/or service to the international community. For the full story, click here.

Taylor, Crispell receive McCoy Award
Men's soccer player Conrad Taylor and women's swimmer Molly Crispell have been selected as the 2008 recipients of the Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award. The McCoy Award is presented annually to one senior male and female student-athlete who have combined successful athletic participation with academic excellence. For the full story, click here.

DeCrescenzo honored with Walker Award
Deanne DeCrescenzo, a December 2007 Penn State graduate, has been named the 2008 recipient of the Eric A. Walker Award, presented annually to the student who has contributed most to enhancing the reputation of the University through extracurricular activities. Walker was president of Penn State from 1956 to 1970. As a member of the Schreyer Honors College with a 3.96 GPA, DeCrescenzo graduated from Penn State with B.S. degrees in marketing, French and international studies. With each of those degrees she graduated with highest distinction. For the full story, click here.

Beyer Adams honored with Graduate Student Service Award
Andrea Beyer Adams, a doctoral degree candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in Penn State's College of Medicine, has been awarded the 2008 Graduate Student Service Award. Established in 1991, the award recognizes a graduate student who has combined high academic achievement with leadership at the University or through other public activities. For the full story, click here.

Joshi given Kopp Award for graduate student international achievement
Neelendra K. Joshi, a doctoral degree candidate in Penn State's Department of Entomology and a Ford Foundation international fellow, has been honored with the University's graduate student W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award, named for a retired deputy vice president for international programs. The award recognizes a graduate student who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the international mission of the University, through the display of excellence in research with a significant international component, participation in international programs and/or field projects, teaching with a significant international content, and/or service to the international community. For the full story, click here.

Ten graduate students lauded for outstanding teaching
Penn State has honored 10 students with the 2008 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Awards. The winners and their respective fields are: Mary Alessandri, doctoral degree candidate in philosophy; Daniel Clemens, doctoral degree candidate in aerospace engineering; Katie Hildebrand, doctoral degree candidate in special education; Sarah Koon-Magnin, doctoral degree candidate in crime, law and justice program; Anne Pezalla, doctoral degree candidate in human development and family studies; Stephen Redman; doctoral degree candidate in astronomy and astrophysics; Andrew Rice, doctoral degree candidate in economics; Nicholas Sibrava, doctoral degree candidate in clinical psychology; Alexander Stehn,doctoral degree candidate in philosophy; and Tara Stoppa, doctoral degree candidate in human development and family studies. For the full story, click here.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009