Sending a 'We Are!' to these Penn Staters

As part of our regular "We Are!" feature, we recognize six Penn Staters who have gone above and beyond what's asked of them in their work at the University. Do you know someone who deserves a shout-out? If you do, consider taking a minute to nominate that person by filling out a short online form.

This week, we'd like say thank you on behalf of the entire University community to:

Keith Elkin of Penn State Law, whose nominator wrote: "Bar exam preparation is a stressful time for the recent graduates preparing for the biggest exam of their lives. Dean Elkin went above and beyond to help the students study and practice, giving up his nights and weekends to guide our alumni to success."

Brandy Bower of Earth and Mineral Sciences, whose nominator wrote that she "kept the Research Office working during three months of complete staff turnover. She stepped up to every challenge to make sure that nothing was dropped during the transition."

Sherry Hartman of Information Sciences and Technology, whose nominator wrote: "Sherry's continued effort to go above and beyond in assisting World Campus students in the IST program connect to the greater Penn State community and helping those students achieve academic success."

Kathy Hill of the Penn State Greater Allegheny fiance office, whose nominator wrote: "Kathy wears a number of hats in the business office and excels in each of her roles. You can always rely on Kathy for her follow through and keep a positive attitude at all times."

Rebecca Cianci of Human Resources, whose nominator wrote: "She tackles everything with enthusiasm. Rebecca’s creativity and leadership come through in everything she does. Her level of energy and dedication are unmatched. She understands the need for a positive climate and works hard to set an example for all of us to follow."

Susan Sanders of Health and Human Development, whose nominator wrote: "As the new lead advisor within the College of Health and Human Development in the Center for Student Advising and Engagement, Susan has revitalized advising for first year students. Her positive attitude and enthusiasm for student development is inspiring to other advisors in the college."

Thank you to Keith, Brandy, Sherry, Kathy, Rebecca and Susan—and to everyone who helps make Penn State such an incredible community. We Are!


Last Updated June 11, 2018