Psychology major named college marshal

Nicole A. Colón-Quintana, a psychology and journalism major, has been selected as the student marshal to represent the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State's Fall 2013 commencement ceremony, set for Dec. 21 at the Bryce Jordan Center. A resident of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, Colón-Quintana is the daughter of Hector Colon and Marta Quintana. The faculty marshal who will accompany her is Paola Giuli Dussias, professor of Spanish, linguistics and psychology.

Colón-Quintana will graduate with a bachelor of science in psychology and a bachelor of arts in journalism. She plans to attend graduate school and obtain a doctorate in clinical psychology. She hopes that her research can advance mental health services for the Latino population.

During her time at Penn State, Colón-Quintana was a member of the Presidential Leadership Academy, an Executive Committee Member for the Asian/Hispanic/African/Native American (AHANA) student organization, a Resident Assistant, and a volunteer with Global Medical Brigades. She founded the Oye! bilingual newsletter in 2010 and served as its editor-in-chief through 2012. Her numerous honors include The Evan Pugh Scholar Award, The President Sparks Award and the President’s Freshman Award, all of which recognize the undergraduates with the highest academic achievements.

For more information on the Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies, visit the Commencement at University Park website.


Last Updated December 16, 2013