Penn State Beaver alumnus wins Keystone Press Award

February 17, 2012

Penn State Beaver alumnus Justin Vorbach is the winner of the 2012 Student Keystone Press Award in the category of Cartoon/Graphic Illustration. He was honored for photo and cover illustrations and an editorial cartoon he contributed to spring semester editions of The Roar, Beaver’s student newspaper, during his senior year.

The Student Keystone Press Awards recognize college and high school journalism that provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers.
Vorbach graduated from Beaver with a bachelor’s degree in business in May 2011 and began working as an admissions counselor and the Lion Ambassadors adviser at Penn State New Kensington in October.

In 2010 Vorbach was a co-recipient of the Gold CUPPIE Award in the Advertising Campaign category from CUPRAP: The Association of Communicators in Education. The award was for ‘Get In On The Secret,’ a campaign featuring personalized postcards and T-shirts packaged as books that were mailed to prospective students.

In his senior year at Beaver, Vorbach received the 2011 Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award, a prestigious honor given to one student at each Penn State campus who demonstrates outstanding character, scholarship and leadership.

Vorbach can be contacted at or 724-334-6018.

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Last Updated February 20, 2012