Film-video major selected as student marshal

A film-video major who studied abroad on four separate occasions, completed four internships and created two short documentaries -- all while consistently earning dean’s list status -- was selected to serve as student marshal for the College of Communications during summer commencement exercises at Penn State.

Megan Ruffe, from New Hope, Pa., earned a bachelor’s degree in film-video, as well as a bachelor’s degree in geography.

She will accept a diploma on behalf of the College of Communications during commencement exercises Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Bryce Jordan Center. Ruffe, a member of the Schreyer Honors College, will be escorted by faculty marshal Barbara Bird.

While at Penn State, Ruffe was the co-creator and editor of two short documentaries, one of which was a semester-long project for a State College-based nonprofit group. She also directed “Stories at Sea,” an oral history project documenting the stories of people aboard the Semester at Sea MV Explorer.

Ruffe completed internships with the Penn State Sustainability Institute, the National Geographic Society, KCF Technologies and OnwardState.com.  She gained leadership and community service experience as co-founder and co-president of Global Business Brigades, as a member of the Student Sustainability Advisory Council and with Phi Beta Lambda professional business fraternity.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Ruffe achieved dean’s list recognition every semester at the University.

She studied abroad on four separate occasions -- during the spring semester of 2012 as part of  Semester at Sea; in 2011 with a service learning project in India; during winter break in 2010-11 as part of a London Theater Tour; and from May to June 2010 with a study tour in Egypt.

Ruffe is the daughter of Doreen and Kevin Ruffe.

Last Updated August 05, 2013