2012 Student Award recipients announced, lauded for achievements

March 13, 2012

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 2012 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 26 honorees will receive their awards at a ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 18, at Eisenhower Auditorium.

Links to all nine articles about this year's award recipients are available at http://live.psu.edu/tag/2012_Student_Awards online. The award recipients are listed below by category.

Student Achievement Awards

-- Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award: Leah Matusow and Marcellus Taylor

-- The Ernest B. McCoy Memorial AwardMiguel Pineda and Erin Thomas

-- The W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award: Shruthi Baskaran and Rachel Dzombak

-- The Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award: Jeremy LaMaster and Jinghua Liu

-- The John W. Oswald Award: Natalie Ettl, athletics; James Baker, creative/performing arts; Adam Fracassi, journalism; Erin Collins, scholarship; Peter Khoury, social services

-- The Eric A. Walker Award: Ce Zhang


The Graduate School

-- The Graduate Student Service Award: Jonathan Lozano

-- The Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Awards: Serge Ballif, Brandy Brown, Aaron Heresco, Nicole Laliberté, Gregory Lankenau, Alexandra Nutter-Smith, Sara Roser-Jones, Sarah Salter, Christopher Schulte and April Woolnough

-- The W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Graduate Award: Emily Smith Greenaway


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.

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Last Updated March 14, 2012