Smeal community asked to nominate alumni, students for annual awards program

Nominations for the Penn State Smeal College of Business Alumni Society Board’s annual awards program are now open. This year, all dues-paying members of the Penn State Alumni Association, as well as faculty, staff and student organizations of the college, are invited to submit nominations.

The awards program serves to recognize Smeal alumni and students for their exceptional service to the college and the University. The nine awards honor achievement, community and University service, and diversity.

With these awards, we truly want to recognize alumni and students who exemplify the spirit of Penn State and of Smeal College."

-- Jennifer Eury, director of alumni relations, Smeal College

“With these awards, we truly want to recognize alumni and students who exemplify the spirit of Penn State and of Smeal College,” said Jennifer Eury, director of alumni relations. “We have so many outstanding students and alumni who have given back to their communities and to the University in various ways, and allowing all members of the Alumni Association to recognize members of the Smeal community is our way of widening the net of great stories we receive.”

The awards for which nominations will be accepted include:

  •     Michael Q. McGowan Memorial Award for Community Service
  •     Smeal Alumni Diversity Award
  •     Smeal Alumni Service Award
  •     Smeal Board Sponsorship Award
  •     Smeal Graduate Distinguished Achievement Award
  •     Smeal Outstanding Volunteer Award
  •     Smeal Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
  •     Smeal Student Diversity Award
  •     Smeal Undergraduate Distinguished Achievement Award

The Michael Q. McGowan Memorial Award is new this year and will recognize Smeal sophomores or junior who have demonstrated outstanding community service to the University or to their hometown community. The award is named in honor of the nephew of a Smeal alumnus; McGowan was a successful entrepreneur and left a lasting legacy in his hometown community.

Nominations must be received by Friday, Nov. 1. Award winners will be recognized at the 2014 Awards Program and Hammond Society Recognition Dinner on March 28.

To submit a nomination, visit www.smeal.psu.edu/alumni/honoring-alumni.

Contacts: 
Last Updated October 09, 2013