Jeanna Stiadle named Health and Human Development college marshal

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Jeanna Stiadle, daughter of Thomas and Eileen Stiadle of Montgomery, Pa., served as the student marshal at the May 10 commencement ceremony for the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State. She received a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders with minors in vocal performance, and human development and family studies.

While at Penn State, Stiadle was a Schreyer Honors Scholar and a member of the McNair Scholars Program and the Women's Leadership Initiative. She earned an Alumni Recognition for Student Excellence Award, a Communication Sciences and Disorders Award, an Evan Pugh Scholar Award, a President Sparks Award and a President's Freshman Award.

Stiadle also conducted a thesis project, titled "Communication Problems Between Caregivers and Individuals with Dementia: Implications for Caregiver Well-Being" under the supervision of Steven Zarit, distinguished professor of human development and family studies and head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. She submitted her thesis as a peer-reviewed paper to the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, where it is currently under review.

In addition to her academic achievements, Stiadle served as president of the Health and Human Development Honor Society, a performer of six productions in the Penn State Opera Theatre, music director of the For Good Performance Troupe and a member of the Penn State National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Stiadle plans to attend the master of science degree/doctorate program in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Wisconsin at Madison this fall. She will be escorted at commencement by the College of Health and Human Development faculty marshal Steven Zarit.

Last Updated May 12, 2014