Penn State Abington honors outstanding students

Penn State Abington honored some of its outstanding students on a picture-perfect spring evening last week at the Awards and Leadership Dinner. The annual recognition program highlights high-achievers in all academic divisions as well as those who have excelled in diversity and leadership.

Student Government Association President-elect Stacy Wanerman received the Student Diversity Award for her commitment to increasing cross-cultural awareness and improving communication. She was selected by the Abington Multicultural Climate Committee.


Senior Cristina Raimundo earned the prestigious Eric A. and Josephine Walker Award for character, scholarship and leadership in the Abington College community. Raimundo, a corporate communication major, is active in the Student Government Association, Lares Entertainment and Programming, and as an Orientation Leader. She also is a past participant in the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Case Study Competition.

The Walker award is presented to students outside of University Park and was established by the former Penn State president and his wife. Raimundo, who is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, was selected by Abington Chancellor Karen Wiley Sandler, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Norah Shultz and Senior Director of Student Affairs Gale Siegel.

President’s Awards were presented to 20 first- and second-year students who achieved 4.0 cumulative averages. Seniors in the upper 0.5 percent of their class also received medallions and certificates as family, friends, faculty and staff members in the audience applauded. Nineteen students who have successfully completed the rigorous Abington Honors Program also were recognized.

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Last Updated April 22, 2013