Penn State students recognized for leadership and service awards

April 29, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State recognized its recipients for Student Organization and Involvement Awards and Student Service and Leadership Awards during the week of April 26. The Office of Student Activities congratulates all of its 2021 award recipients and all those who were nominated for their continued contributions to the University and community. Below is a list of all of the 2021 award winners.

Service and leadership awards and scholarships

• Craig and Maxine Millar Award - Ja'nique Jules, Berks

• Craig and Maxine Millar Award - Tahj Morales, Berks

• Craig and Maxine Millar Award - Priya Patel, University Park

• Charles and Sharon Bell Scholarship for Citizenship and Leadership - Jacob Green, University Park

• Charles and Sharon Bell Scholarship for Citizenship and Leadership - Meghan Hixenbaugh, University Park

• Charles and Sharon Bell Scholarship for Citizenship and Leadership - Justin Kurtz, University Park

• Student Leader Scholarship - Ryan Dourand, University Park

• Student Leader Scholarship - Kaylie Shojaie, University Park

• Student Leader Scholarship - Terrence Saylor, University Park

• Charles and Sharon Bell Scholarship for Citizenship and Leadership - Brian Paspuel, University Park

• Charles and Sharon Bell Scholarship for Citizenship and Leadership - Nicholas Birosik, University Park

• Charles and Sharon Bell Scholarship for Citizenship and Leadership - Ouniol Aklilu, University Park

• Felsburg/Gohn Leadership Award - Victoria Francois, University Park

• Mary Lee Hobbs Steel Emerging Leader Award - Kaitlyn Anders, Berks

• Jamie Desmond Leadership Scholarship Fund - Braden Heisler, University Park

• Stan Latta Dedication Scholarship - Rosa Padt, University Park

• Jane Wood Reno Memorial Scholarship - Millo Dutervil, University Park

• Leopard Family Eclipse Award - Priya Devanarayan, University Park

• John and Veda Black Award - Ang Chen, University Park

• John and Veda Black Award - Heather Witherow, Harrisburg

• Smile for Sam - Sal DeFeo, Berks

• Smile for Sam - Joshua Slayton, Behrend

• Laurel Award for Outstanding Service - Elizabeth Czekaj, University Park

• Partisan Award - Andrea Casteneda, University Park

• Rose Cologne Keystone Citizen Award - Isabella Urbina, University Park

Student organization and involvement awards

• New Initiative Award - Management and Organizational Leadership Association

• Innovative Program Award - Hillel

• Outstanding Service Award - Harmony

• Outstanding Philanthropy Event Award - Meetings and Events Club

• Outstanding Sustainability Efforts Award - Days for Girls at Penn State

•  Outstanding Marketing Award - Society for Advancement of Chicano/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science Chapter at Penn State

• Up and Coming Organization Award - Minority Graduate Students in STEM

• Membership Engagement Award - Club Tennis

• Professional/Student Development Award - Society of Women Engineers

•  Community Impact Award - Smeal Student Mentors

• Collaborative Efforts and Initiative Award - Black Graduate Student Association

• Diversity and Inclusion Enhancement Award - National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

• OrgCentral Maximizer Award - German Club, Student Nittany Lion Club

• Outstanding Event Planners Award - Block and Bridle, Dairy Science Club

• Outstanding Financial Management Award – HackPSU, Mock Trial

• Outstanding Advisors Award - Alan Schaffranek - The Agricultural Student Council, Karen Marosi - College of Earth and Mineral Science Student Council, Peter Miraldi – TEDxPSU

• Outstanding Member Award - Jalynn Burruss - National Society of Black Engineers

• Outstanding Officer Award - Farhan Sadique - Bangladesh Student Association, Olivia Golgosky - Harmony

• Outstanding Student Organization Award - National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

For more information about the Student Service and Leadership Awards, click here. Further details regarding the Student Organization and Involvement Awards can be found here.

Last Updated May 04, 2021