Bill Allenbaugh, an alumnus and retired faculty member of Penn State DuBois, has received the 2017 Penn State DuBois Alumni Society Outstanding Alumni Award.
Allenbaugh graduated in from Penn State in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in law enforcement and corrections. He then went on to earn his master's from Slippery Rock in 1990, and became a licensed psychologist in 1994. Allenbaugh and his wife, Nancy Allenbaugh, opened a private practice together in 1995, with Nancy serving as financial director. The practice was dedicated to treatment of sex offenders, victims of sexual abuse, and drug and alcohol treatment.
Beginning in 1994, Bill Allenbaugh taught classes on human behavior related to drug use and sexuality at Penn State DuBois. The Allenbaughs have demonstrated strong support of the campus and students over the years. They have volunteered for alternative spring break service trips to such places as Washington D.C. and Arizona, where they joined students in community service projects. They have also sponsored scholarships for summer youth programs on campus. Bill Allenbaugh retired from teaching in 2015.
In 2014, the couple established the William and Nancy Allenbaugh Scholarship at Penn State DuBois. The fund provides recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students who are enrolled, or plan to enroll, in the Human Development and Family Studies program at Penn State DuBois, who also have a need for funds to help cover college expenses.
The Penn State DuBois Alumni Society Outstanding Alumni Award is given annually to an individual who graduated from, or attended campus 11 to 40 years ago, and demonstrates professional leadership with an impact on society, leadership within their professional field, citizenship in their community and engagement with a campus or alumni group.