Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society honors exceptional students

February 18, 2016

Penn State Harrisburg’s Alumni Society honored three outstanding students with the Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society Scholarship. These students are the first recipients of the award, which is funded through the generous support of alumni with additional funds generated through Alumni Society events. The scholarship award is based on academic excellence, participation in extra-curricular activities and a student’s essay on their college experience.

The recipients included:

Jonathan Garber, a senior accounting major from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, is president of the Lion Ambassadors and the Accounting Club, as well as a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society and the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. He also has participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and other volunteer organizations.

Christopher Spittle, a senior majoring in structural design and construction engineering technology from Tower City, Pennsylvania, is a member of the golf team, serves as president of the Penn State Professional Engineers and Contractors Club, and is a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Spittle came to Penn State Harrisburg after completing an associate’s degree in architectural technology at Harrisburg Area Community College. After working in that field for five years, he decided to pursue an advanced degree full-time.

Naseem Zomorodi, a junior majoring in life science from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is the vice president of Lion Ambassadors, president of the STEM Club, a member of the Health Sciences Club and a member of the Food Advisory Board. She was a research intern at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center this summer and tutors for the Russell E. Horn Sr. Learning Center on campus. She conducts cancer immunology research at the medical center and was accepted into the mentoring program there with the goal of one day becoming a physician.

  • Jonathan Garber and Peter Whipple

    Jonathan Garber, of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, poses with Alumni Society board member Peter Whipple.

    IMAGE: Penn State Harrisburg
  • Christopher Spittle and Peter Whipple

    Christopher Spittle of Tower City, Pennsylvania, poses with Alumni Society board member Peter Whipple.

    IMAGE: Penn State Harrisburg
  • Naseem Zomorodi and Peter Whipple

    Naseem Zomorodi of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, poses with Alumni Society board member Peter Whipple.

    IMAGE: Penn State Harrisburg
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Last Updated February 18, 2016