50 College of Education students earn University-wide awards

April 04, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Fifty students in the College of Education are among the recipients of Penn State's most prestigious University-wide student awards for this academic year.

"These undergraduate scholastic awards reward the hard work and academic success of undergraduate students across the University. Having 50 of our students honored acknowledges what we in the College of Education already know — our students are impressively bright and highly accomplished," said David H. Monk, dean of the College of Education.

In the college, 22 students earned the President's Freshman Award; nine earned the President Sparks Award; and 19 earned the Evan Pugh Scholar Award.

The President's Freshman Award is presented annually to undergraduate degree candidates and degree-seeking provisional students who have earned a 4.00 (A) cumulative grade-point average based on at least 12 graded Penn State credits completed during their first semester of admission.

The President Sparks Award is presented annually to those undergraduate degree candidates who have earned a 4.00 (A) cumulative grade-point average based on at least 36 graded Penn State credits completed by the end of the fall semester of the academic year in which the award is given.

The Evan Pugh scholars are those juniors and seniors who are in the upper 0.5 percent of their respective classes and have completed at least 48 graded Penn State credits at the end of the fall semester of the academic year in which the award is given. Candidates are eligible if they have been full-time Penn State undergraduate students for at least four semesters prior to selection.

This year, juniors named Evan Pugh scholars have cumulative grade-point averages of 3.98 and above, and seniors have cumulative grade-point averages of 3.99 and above.

Those earning these awards in the College of Education for 2018, including the campus each currently attends, are:

2018 President's Freshman Award

  • Autumn Adams, Altoona
  • Stephanie N. Andreoli, Abington
  • Jennifer L. Brace, University Park
  • Alyssa R. Brumbaugh, Altoona
  • Julie A. Byrne, University Park
  • Jesse V. Caringola, University Park
  • Alyssa Cuddy, University Park
  • Jennifer Dunlap, University Park
  • Sydney M. Garvin, University Park
  • Nathaniel R. Gillespie, University Park
  • Jaysa L. Grafton, University Park
  • Ashley A. Griffith, University Park
  • Baylee T. Hawk, Altoona
  • Hannah P. Hetrick, University Park
  • Abigail R. Hyde, Altoona
  • Katelyn A. Lewis, University Park
  • Julia L. Puntil, University Park
  • Hailey F. Roberson, Erie
  • Victoria H. Violet, Altoona
  • Sofia B. Wedner, Berks
  • Natalie R. Wolfenden, Abington
  • Michala E. Zembas, University Park

2018 President Sparks Award

  • Emily Byers, Erie
  • Ashley L. Cesario, Abington
  • Brooke L. Eveland, Berks
  • Ashley N. Helsel, Altoona
  • Taylor J. Hoover, Altoona
  • Sarah Losco, University Park
  • Griffin L. Mcshane, World Campus
  • Emma K. Spackman, University Park
  • Taylor M. Young, University Park

2018 Evan Pugh Scholar Award – Junior

  • Hunter M. Beane, Berks
  • Kelly Carreras, University Park
  • Katherine D. Kosick, University Park
  • Caroline Richards, University Park
  • Adam L. Stiner, University Park
  • Carolyn Stout, University Park
  • Israel J. Tucker, Altoona

2018 Evan Pugh Scholar Award – Senior

  • Katherine A. Dykeman, University Park
  • Erika P. Felker, University Park
  • Morgane Z. Gerard, University Park
  • Abigail S. Kennedy, University Park
  • Jennifer Maxwell, Berks
  • Hallie Myers, Erie
  • Olivia R. Pierce, University Park
  • Kayla A. Raybuck, University Park
  • Jessalyn C. Rohrbaugh, Berks
  • Kelly G. Schultheis, University Park
  • Shannon L. Walker, University Park

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Last Updated April 17, 2019