Seven will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2019

January 18, 2019

University Park, Pa. – Seven Penn State alumni selected by the Penn State Board of Trustees will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the University's highest honor presented to its alumni. The following individuals have been officially notified of their selection by the Board and are invited to accept the award from the University in 2019:

John M. Arnold, chairman and C.E.O. of PPC Lubricants, Inc., and former Chair, C.E.O, and owner of Petroleum Products Corp., earned his M.B.A. from the Smeal College of Business (1987).

Delbert E. Day, Curators' Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, earned his M.S. and Ph.D.  in ceramic science from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (1960, 1961).

Charles W. Dent, senior policy advisor, DLA Piper, and former Representative of the 15th District of Pennsylvania to the U.S. House of Representatives, received his B.A. in foreign service and international politics from the College of the Liberal Arts (1982).

Gail E. Latimer, consultant, Allegheny Health Network Nursing, and former hospital C.E.O. and nurse executive, earned her B.S. in nursing from the College of Health and Human Development (1983). 

Matthew G. Millen, sports analyst for the Big Ten Network, and former NFL color commentator, executive, and professional football player earned a B.S. in marketing from the Smeal College of Business (1980).                                                                                                        

John W. Storer, III, retired executive vice president of Osmose Wood Preserving Company earned his B.S. in forestry from the College of Agricultural Sciences (1950).

Christopher L. Wolfgang, chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, John L. Cameron Professor of Surgery, professor of surgery, pathology and oncology, at Johns Hopkins Medicine, earned his B.S. in science from the Eberly College of Science; his M.S. in physiology, interdisciplinary fields; and completed his residency at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (1989, 1991, 2004).

Last Updated January 20, 2019