Student Award Winner Information Form

  • Please provide current information. This info will be used for the formal event program and news releases. All information is pertinent and critical to the success of this ceremony.
  • Please complete and submit this form by March 1.
    Information received after this date will not be included in the program. Thank you for your cooperation.
  • Prior to submitting, please review the description on file for any current/previously-presented award.
  • For current awards, copy/paste the information on file into the form and make any changes you desire.
  • For new awards, enter complete information. This will be added to the "current list" for next year.
  • One submission per award winner (students are notified automatically via this form). For awards with multiple winners, please submit each individually.
Award Information
Award Status
As it should appear in the official program.
University Award

Award Description and Details
Current, amended, or new information.
Award Winner Information
Note: Name should be entered as it should appear in the official program.
(this will be used to contact the recipient about the award)
Request for Marketing Research & Communications to Create the Award Certificate
(Note: Department requesting certificate will be responsible for framing.)
Presenter Information
Presenter's Title
Provide a one-paragraph summary of why this student was selected for the award
Sample Fieldset


Sonya Mann-McFarlane is receiving this award because of her dissertation on Rites of Passage Programs for African American emerging adults. This is a much needed area of research that gives adult educators new means of working with such emerging adults from a culturally-responsive perspective. Her work promises to make an important contribution to both the literature and to culturally-responsive educational practice.

During his internship with the communications office of our athletics department, Oscar Cartagena produced an astonishing number of social media posts that included written stories and photography, as well as videos he wrote, shot, edited, and posted to the department's social media accounts. The athletic department saw a dramatic increase in activity due to Oscar's outstanding, consistent, and creative content. His videos were developed after researching professional sports teams' posts designed to tell their athletes' stories, and he actively challenged himself to produce stronger and stronger content. Oscar is an outstanding student and put all of the skills and tools he gained through the communications program to work for the athletic department during his internship. He is well deserving of the Media Arts Award (Undergraduate).

Ms. Debashree is well deserving of the outstanding science student award due to her excellent academic performance (GPA 4.0) and participation with several faculty members in the program both as an undergraduate research student and serving as TA for several courses. Her research work on the effects of Moringa oleifera extract on a model of diabetic kidney disease and the role of lncRNA in neuron differentiation was submitted to the PAS 2020 conference. In addition, Ms. Debashree is a recipient of the Zeigler STEM scholarship, Women Helping Women scholarship, and the Ackroyd Family Healthier Days Scholarship awards. Her outreach activities extend into a variety of extracurricular activities as well both within and outside of the Penn State Harrisburg campus (1+1 Design thinking with Prof. Rios and Dr. Hill, with the Cubs Who Care student club, and at the University of Maryland hospital.

Contact Information
(i.e., Committee Chair or Person in Charge of Award)

Please review your information
For the Awards Coordinator only. These comments are not sent to the recipient or the presenter.
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