2015 Student Award recipients announced, lauded for achievements

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Each year, Penn State honors several undergraduate and graduate students for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2015 Student Award recipients reach across campuses and colleges, and exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn State students reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.

The 27 honorees will receive their awards at a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Eisenhower Auditorium. The award recipients are listed below by category.

Student Achievement Awards
-- Astronaut Scholarship Foundation recipient: Ryan Henrici
-- Gates Cambridge Scholarship recipient: Christopher Rae
-- Goldwater Scholarship recipients: Ryan Henrici and Alexander McMenamin
-- Marshall Scholarship recipient: Ryan Henrici
-- Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award: Rhoda Moise
-- The Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award: Nia Grant and Matt Brown
-- The W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Undergraduate Award: Yanying (Julie) Chen
-- The Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award: Sara Widener
-- The John W. Oswald Award: Matthew Flournoy, scholarship; David Gomez-Tanamachi, athletics; Christopher Ballentine, creative and performing arts; Tatum Coffey, journalism, speech and the mass media; Dante Toth, social services, religious activities and student government
-- The Eric A. Walker Award: Ryan Henrici

The Graduate School
-- The Graduate Student Service Award: Heather Nelson and Jesse Scott
-- The Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Awards: Matthew Moreau, Kyle King, Shahrzad Jamshidi, John Price, Lauren Philbrook, Andrew Linden, Jaclyn Maher, Alphonso Grant, Devin Pohly and Jin-Kwang Kim
-- Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award: Katie Gaines
-- The W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Graduate Award: Akshaya Sreenivasan

A full description of each of the Student Awards with contacts for further information is online at http://www.psu.edu/ur/awards/students.html.

Last Updated March 18, 2015