Penn State Harrisburg

Graduate assistant receives teaching award

Jared Rife

Jared Rife

Jared Rife, instructor and Ph.D. candidate in American studies at Penn State Harrisburg, of West Hanover Township, was recently recognized with a 2012-13 Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award at Penn State’s Student Awards Ceremony in April. Rife is the first Penn State Harrisburg graduate student to receive the award.

The award honors instructional excellence and is open to graduate students who have served as graduate assistants for at least two semesters within the past two years. Typically, the award, sponsored by the Graduate School and the Office of the Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education, is presented to just 10 graduate students each year.