Nominees sought for 2014 Stand Up Awards by Rock Ethics Institute

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State is seeking nominations for its seventh annual Stand-Up Awards in recognition of undergraduate students at Penn State’s campuses who have demonstrated ethical leadership in taking a stand for a person, cause or belief. The goal of the award is to recognize courageous individuals and to inform the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances.

For example, in 2013, The Rock honored seniors Taryn Noll and Gizelle Studevent. Noll created a support group at the University Park campus to help students cope with family illnesses or crises. Studevent organized a group to help young people learn about and address the problem of bullying.

Any faculty, staff, student or community member at any Penn State campus may nominate undergraduate students who are ethical leaders and have accomplished much during their time at Penn State. Selected honorees will receive an award of $1,000 each, will be recognized at a spring 2014 ceremony and in a short video, and will be highlighted in traditional and digital publicity throughout the University.

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 31. Nomination information and forms are available on our website here.


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Last Updated May 19, 2016