2002 Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award

Robert J. Menzie, Sr. '50 is one of our pioneer alumni, graduating from Penn State more than 50 years ago in 1950 with a B.S. degree from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Bob started out his career working for the federal government and was then hired by J. Paul Getty to work for his oil company. He stayed with Getty Oil the rest of his career working his way up to Vice-President for Natural Gas & Crude Oil Buying. He retired in 1984 when Texaco bought Getty Oil. During his career, he was involved with industry communications and even testified before Congress. He was active with the AAU swimming while in California and the Penn State Club while in Houston. He recently endowed the Menzie Family Scholarship at Penn State DuBois.


Outstanding Alumnus

Edward S. Nasuti '74 graduated from Penn State in 1974 with a degree in civil engineering. Ed is currently president of Lee-Simpson Associates, where he began working during a short hiatus from Penn State in 1972. He has used his professional talents not only to succeed in business but also on a volunteer basis for many projects and groups in the DuBois area. He has been involved in numerous community service organizations over the years, including the DuBois Educational Foundation (advisory board to Penn State DuBois), the Jaycees, the Goodwill Hose Co. and his local church, to name a few.


Outstanding Young Alumna

Katharine L. Butler '93 '97 graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. from the College of Earth & Mineral Sciences in 1993. Kate is currently a senior lecturer of agronomy for Penn State University. She has collaborated on three major research projects since receiving her M.S. in Soil Science from Penn State in 1997 and has had numerous articles published in professional journals. She serves on various committees within the University and is an active member of her local church, where she also sings in the choir.