Penn State School of Visual Arts graduate Christine Fashion, who earned her bachelor of fine arts with a focus on ceramics/sculpture in 2016, has received a prestigious Windgate Fellowship from the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, a $15,000 award given to only 10 graduating college seniors nationwide.
To continue to infuse the concept of care and compassion throughout curricula in the College of Health and Human Development, Edna Bennett Pierce and Mark Greenberg have endowed a professorship, lectureship and fellowship.
Counseling education master's student Latoya Haynes-Thoby recently was awarded a $5,000 fellowship from the National Board of Certified Counselor Foundation.
Iliana Baums, associate professor of biology at Penn State, has been awarded a 12-month Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Humboldt Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by the Federal Republic of Germany that promotes international research cooperation.
Holly Moncavage, a junior in Penn State Law, will use her labor law fellowship for a summer position at The Workplace Project in New York, helping migrant workers pursue lost wages and unite for better living and working conditions. More than 500 people from 125 law schools applied for the nearly 70 fellowships that were issued by the Peggy Browning Fund.
Jainendra K. Jain, the Erwin W. Mueller Professor of Physics at Penn State University, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed by peers upon members of the AAAS, the world's largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. Jain was recognized for his work on "the prediction of composite fermions."
The American Council of Learned Societies has recognized four Penn Staters -- two faculty members who have received grants and two recent doctoral student graduates who will serve two-year academic fellowships -- among a total of 380 U.S.-based and international scholars honored in 2010.
Stephanie Eldred, a kinesiology student, is the recipient of a 2010 Undergraduate Research Fellowship through the American Physiological Society. She is one of only 24 students across the country to receive this honor, and she will be working under the supervision of Donna Korzick, associate professor of physiology and kinesiology, studying the link between estrogen levels and heart disease in older women.
A senior public relations major at Penn State has earned a fellowship worth more than $15,000, which was awarded to her to supervise public relations for the Penn State team in the nationwide EcoCAR Challenge.
Alinda Kokkinou, a doctoral student in the School of Hospitality Management, has been selected as a Juran Fellow for this year by the Joseph M. Juran Center for Leadership in Quality at the University of Minnesota. Kokkinou's research deals with self-service technology (SST) in a hospitality setting.
Devon Trolley, a recent graduate of the Master of Health Administration program, has been awarded a prestigious David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. She is spending one year as a fellow in Washington, D.C., where she will visit national health policy centers and pursue a personal interest project with the guidance of key policy makers from the private and public sectors.
Sharita R. Thomas, a health policy and administration student, is taking part in the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars program this summer in Washington, D.C. Established by the Henry J. Kaiser Foundation in partnership with Howard University, the scholars program places college seniors and recent graduates in congressional offices where they focus their work on health policies issues affecting racial and ethnic minorities and under served communities.
As the recipient of a Brookdale Leadership in Aging fellowship, Rita Jablonski, assistant professor of nursing, will spend the next two years developing and perfecting an educational intervention designed to promote better standards of oral nursing care for persons with dementia.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - G. Michael McDavid, Northeast Region unit leader for Penn State Cooperative Extension, has been selected by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania as the group's CCAP/Cooperative Extension Fellow for a one-year term that will run through June 2009.
Universities, with their vast resources, are increasingly playing an important role in regional economic and workforce development, often becoming the catalyst for economic change in an area. In an effort to strengthen Penn State's position in the national dialogue on university involvement in regional competitiveness, Penn State Outreach has established the position of visiting senior policy fellow in economic and workforce development in its Office of Economic and Workforce Development. Emily Stover DeRocco, former assistant secretary for the Employment and Training Administration at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), has been appointed the first visiting senior policy fellow.