2012 Commission for Women award recipients announced

May 10, 2012

Each year, the Commission for Women honors women who have shown notable leadership and are accomplished in their fields, have supported the University’s diversity efforts and promoted equal opportunity, and/or have contributed to human causes and public service activities. The 2012 Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award and the Achieving Women Awards acknowledge and exemplify the achievements and contributions among Penn Staters, reflecting the University’s mission of mentorship, leadership, service, and promoting diversity.

The honorees received their awards at the sixth annual Commission for Women luncheon on Monday, April 16.

Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award

The Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award was created in memory of Rosemary Schraer, former associate provost for Penn State. It honors a current University employee who exemplifies Schraer's giving of herself as a mentor. This year’s recipient was Karen A. Thole, professor and department head, mechanical and nuclear engineering, College of Engineering, University Park.

Achieving Women Awards

The Achieving Women awards are given to employees and students who have shown leadership and are accomplished in their fields, have supported Penn State's diversity efforts and promoted equal opportunity, and have contributed to human causes and public service activities. The following people were honored:

Kristan A. Miller, undergraduate student
Health and Human Development, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus
 
Kathy Iannamorelli, staff exempt
Campus health services nurse, Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus
 
Holly Hosterman, technical service
Custodial worker, Office of Physical Plant
 
Susan B. Russell, faculty
Assistant professor, School of Theatre, College of Arts and Architecture
 
Barbara Ann Kaunas, staff nonexempt
Administrative support assistant, Academic Affairs, Penn State Schuylkill
 
Lori A. Johnson-Vegas, graduate student
Doctoral degree program in workforce education and development, College of Education
 
Tanya Furman, administrator
Professor of geosciences, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences;
Assistant vice president and associate dean for undergraduate education
 

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