Sprankle named the 2019 Paula Milone-Nuzzo Nursing Alumni Volunteer of the Year

April 24, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Jennifer Sprankle, 1992 nursing, was selected as this year’s Paula Milone-Nuzzo Nursing Alumni Volunteer of the Year. This award, established in 2018, is presented annually by the Penn State Nursing Alumni Society to an alumnus/alumna who has provided outstanding volunteer service to the College of Nursing. Volunteer service can be in the areas of mentoring students, board and council service, serving as a preceptor for students enrolled in any education program in the college, etc.

“True love and gratitude are what keeps Jennifer coming back for more when it comes to volunteering at Penn State in the College of Health and Human Development and College of Nursing. Your volunteerism is inspiring, and the College of Nursing Alumni Society would not have been the same without your wisdom and leadership to pave the way for future volunteers,” said one of her nominators.

Sprankle has been a dedicated volunteer for the nursing program for 14 years, serving as president of the alumni society when the nursing program was housed in the College of Health and Human Development. Her years of experience on the HHD Board, serving as a member, committee chair, and society president were invaluable to the College of Nursing. Jennifer served on the College of Nursing Alumni Society Board during the probationary period and served as the first At Large Member of the College of Nursing Alumni Society’s Executive Board. 

“Jennifer’s insight and experience as a volunteer leader were integral to me as I served as the co-chair of the Probationary Board and then as president of the College of Nursing Alumni Society Board,” Sprankle’s nominator added.



In addition to her bachelor’s degree in nursing, Sprankle holds a master’s degree in nursing from Villanova University.

Last Updated May 08, 2019