Penn State Harrisburg

Awards ceremony recognizes student achievement

2013 Student Awards Ceremony

2013 Student Awards Ceremony

Penn State Harrisburg recently honored students for accomplishments in academics, service, and leadership at the 2013 Student Awards Ceremony.

View the award descriptions and a Flickr slideshow of the students.

Award winners with hometowns by county include:

Berks County

  • Anthony Roman, Reading, Pa., Honors Certificate of Achievement; President Sparks Award

Bucks County

  • Joseph Magee, Holland, Pa., Irving and Mildred Hand State, Urban, and Regional Affairs Award        

Butler County

  • Brandon Starr, Cranberry Township, Pa., Honors Certificate of Achievement           

Chester County

  • Elana C. Betts, Coatesville, Pa., Ruth Ellen Eshelman Lenker Memorial Research Award             
  • Christopher Hartland, Glenmoor, Pa., Civil Engineering Outstanding Senior Award                
  • Connor Slaybaugh, Phoenixville, Pa., Honors Certificate of Achievement   

Cumberland County

  • Michael Anderson, Camp Hill, Pa., President Sparks Award
  • Robert D. Anderson, Mechanicsburg, Pa., National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship
  • Austin M. Barket, New Cumberland, Pa., President Sparks Award          
  • Julia D. Chain, Carlisle, Pa., President’s Freshman Award
  • Alison Chambers, Camp Hill, Pa., Roy W. Allison Outstanding Education Alumni Award
  • Jean B. Fanelli, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Betty Fortner Literacy Education Award                
  • Brittany Rae Hughes, New Cumberland, Pa., Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Outstanding Senior Award
  • Alyssa Lorance, Mechanicsburg, Pa., George D. Wolf Award in American Studies  
  • David S. McClintock, Carlisle, Pa., President’s Freshman Award                
  • Carrie Oakes, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Honors Certificate of Achievement
  • Kevin Winter, Mechanicsburg, Pa., Criminal Justice Scholar Award                

Dauphin County

  • Pamela G. Arellano, Middletown, Pa., Environmental Engineering Outstanding Senior Award                
  • Lisa Bailey-Davis, Harrisburg, Pa., The Learned Society of Wispering Pines Graduate Student Award in Adult Education   
  • Stephen Bowen, Middletown, Pa., Electrical Engineering Scholastic Achievement Award           
  • Megan L. Brightbill, Harrisburg, Pa., Outstanding Graduate Student in Health Education                 
  • Alexander L. Buterbaugh, Middletown, Pa., President’s Freshman Award      
  • Connie C. Cook, Harrisburg, Pa., President’s Freshman Award                
  • Kevin Dalbey, Harrisburg, Pa., Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Senior Award                
  • Duc M. Dang, Hershey, Pa., Honors Certificate of Achievement; President Sparks Award 
  • Caryn L. Darrow, Middletown, Pa., President’s Freshman Award                
  • Jennifer Dutch, Hershey, Pa., Sue Samuelson Award for Academic Excellence in American Studies
  • Jeremiah S. Hainly, Harrisburg, Pa., President’s Freshman Award                       
  • Mary Hannum, Middletown, Pa., Andrew S. Donahue Award in Criminal Justice
  • Andrew Hoover, Hummelstown, Pa., Distinguished Service in Community Psychology and Social Change              
  • Jesse A. Love, Harrisburg, Pa., Beta Gamma Sigma Graduate Student Award              
  • Michael Mitchell, Hershey, Pa., Outstanding Graduate Student in Applied Psychological Research                            
  • Issoufou H. Moumouni, Harrisburg, Pa., FEI Central PA Chapter Outstanding Student Award                
  • Kayly Suzanne Newcomer, Harrisburg, Pa., Outstanding Writing Award for an Undergraduate Student in the Humanities
  • Emily Prim, Harrisburg, Pa., Criminal Justice Community Service Award                
  • Amanda Rehkop, Middletown, Pa., H. Edgar Wisehaupt Outstanding Principal Award  
  • Oliver Reynolds, Harrisburg, Pa., Criminal Justice Scholar Award
  • Mark C. Romanak, Harrisburg, Pa., Computer Science Outstanding Student Award
  •  Matthew Taylor, Harrisburg, Pa., Outstanding Graduate Student in Applied Clinical Psychology
  • Matthew A. Thomas, Harrisburg, Pa., Irving and Mildred Hand State, Urban, and Regional Affairs Award
  • Rosemary Yee, Hershey, Pa., Honors Certificate of Achievement                

Jefferson County

  • Luke J. Spack, Punxsutawney, Pa., President’s Freshman Award                                

Lackawanna County

  • Michael J. Passiment, Carbondale, Pa., Kenneth W. Masters Award in Public Policy; 2013 Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award                

Lancaster County

  • Tonya J. Aument, Mount Joy, Pa., Outstanding Graduate Student in Training and Development   
  • Ann Marie Brooks, Elizabethtown, Pa., Kappa Delta Pi Excellence in Elementary Education Award                
  • Meredith Bush, Elizabethtown, Pa., Honors Certificate of Achievement; President’s Freshman Award       
  • Jonathan D. Garber, Elizabethtown, Pa., President’s Freshman Award             
  • Jordan T. Gatchell, Manheim, Pa., The Robert J. Bresler and Carol R. Nechemias Outstanding Political Science Senior Award                     
  • Monica Koons, Elizabethtown, Pa., Clem E. Gilpin Award for Outstanding Social Science Student                
  • Crystal Loose, Ephrata, Pa., Ruth Ellen Eshelman Lenker Memorial Research Award
  • Karrie E. Rice, Mount Joy, Pa., President’s Freshman Award            
  • Lindsey M. Roaten, Mount Joy, Pa., Beta Gamma Sigma Exemplary Chapter Student Award               
  • Thomas Spadaro, Lititz, Pa., Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology Outstanding Senior Award                
  • Nathan R. Zaccarelli, Elizabethtown, Pa., Kappa Delta Pi Excellence in Secondary Education Award; Evan Pugh Scholar Award                

Lebanon County

  • Susan Alger, Campbelltown, Pa., Creative Achievement Award in the Arts for a Graduate Student in the School of Humanities
  • Kadee Brinser, Palmyra, Pa., Criminal Justice Outstanding Graduate Award; Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society Outstanding Graduate Student Award                
  • Beverly D. Brown, Lebanon, Pa., Mathematical Sciences Outstanding Student Award
  • Jennifer Guzman, Lebanon, Pa., Beta Gamma Sigma Undergraduate Student Award
  • Amy Peiffer, Palmyra, Pa., Outstanding Achievement Award in Journalism for an Undergraduate Student in the School of Humanities    
  • Luis Vargas, Jonestown, Pa., Outstanding Undergraduate Psychology Student Award    

Mifflin County

  • Cate Barron, Lewistown, Pa., John S. Patterson Award in American Studies               

Perry County

  • Melissa J. Schoffstall, Halifax, Pa., Evan Pugh Scholar Award
  • Katy Thompson, Duncannon, Pa., Outstanding Master’s Thesis in Criminal Justice                

Philadelphia County

  • Brianna E. Alexander, Philadelphia, Pa., President’s Freshman Award                
  • Antoine Tate, Germantown, Pa., William J. Mahar Award of Excellence in the Preforming Arts                

Westmoreland County

  • Jack L. McFann III, Derry, Pa., President’s Freshman Award     

York County

  • Kierstin N. Endres, Lewisberry, Pa., President’s Freshman Award                               
  • Ashley Stahle, Manchester, Pa., Outstanding Writing Award for a Graduate Student in the School of Humanities     
  • Lauren Swartz, Dillsburg, Pa., Evan Pugh Scholar Award               
  • Dat T. Vo, York, Pa., Electrical Engineering Technology Scholastic Award; Electrical Faculty Outstanding Senior Award                
  • Heather L. Yamashita, Dillsburg, Pa., Outstanding Graduate Student in Teaching and Curriculum               

Out of State

  • Prashant Bhargava, Rockaway, N.J., Honors Certificate of Achievement                
  • David Lane, Candor, N.Y., Mechanical Engineering Technology Outstanding Senior Award; Penn State Harrisburg Alumni Society Outstanding Senior Award
  • Andrew Mather, Southbury, Ct., Gerald Brey Outstanding Senior Designer


  • Ana Patricia Angilera Hermida,  Mexico City, Mexico, The Doris Hughes Memorial Award
  • Larry Asu, Miri, Malaysia, Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster Competition Award               
  • Paromita Barua, Mhow, India, President’s Freshman Award   
  • Ziqi Gao, Tianjin, China, President’s Freshman Award      
  • Nipun Sher, Jammu, India, The Doris Hughes Memorial Award                
  • Zhili Huang, Shenzhen, China, President’s Freshman Award  
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