Honors convocation recognizes students, faculty, staff

Delta Mu Sigma Chair Juliana Vokes

Delta Mu Sigma Chair Juliana Vokes welcomed students, faculty, staff, and family members to the 78th Annual Honors Convocation.

Credit: Penn State

DUBOIS, Pa. — The 78th annual Delta Mu Sigma Honors Convocation at Penn State DuBois recognized outstanding students, faculty and staff members on Friday night in the campus' Hiller Auditorium. Awards at the Honors Convocation recognize students for a wide range of accomplishments, from academic excellence, to overcoming hardships to succeed. Members of the staff and faculty were celebrated for their commitment to supporting students and for their service to the campus and community. The event is organized each year by members of the Delta Mu Sigma Honors Society.

Delta Mu Sigma Chair Juliana Vokes opened the ceremony saying, "It's humbling to see all of the familiar faces here, knowing all of the hard work these students have put into our campus and our community. That also goes for the faculty and staff here tonight. "

Delta Mu Sigma Honors Awards recipients for 2017 are:

  • OT Academic Excellence Award — Victoria Calhoun
  • OT Student of the Year Award — Lisa Sargent
  • PTA Academic Excellence Award — Brendan Keegan
  • WLT Ag. Alumni Outstanding Student — Chelby Sherwood
  • Sherwood S. Stutz Award (Tech. competence) — Alec Baker
  • David T. Wanless Award (Highest GPA) — Rob Krauss
  • Academic Excellence in Earth Science Award — Nichole Leigey
  • Academic Excellence in Mathematics Award — Ethan Ambler
  • Women's Studies Award in Academic Excellence — Tory Anderson
  • Academic Excellence in Human Development & Family Studies, Baccalaureate Degree — Shalane Read
  • Family Studies, Baccalaureate Degree Richard M. Smith Outstanding Senior Award in Business Administration — Melissa Chicola
  • Outstanding Junior Award in Business Administration — Austin Sabatucci
  • Academic Excellence in Information, Science & Technology — Lars Nelson, Justin Smith
  • Academic Excellence in English — Cortney Hedlund

University Awards

  • President Sparks Award — Nicole M. Harker
  • President's Freshman Award — Jacob W. Chileski, Carter J. Lellock, Joelle Manners, Timothy Sutley, La Troy Thornton
  • Evan Pugh Scholar Award (Junior) — Hunter A. Lydick, Julia L. Test

Scholastic Achievement Awards (DuBois)

  • Associate Freshmen — Justin Fedder
  • Baccalaureate Freshmen — Runzhao Xiao
  • Baccalaureate Sophomore — Noah Gordon
  • Baccalaureate Upperclassman — Shalane Read

Special Awards

  • Excellence in Academic Advising — Jackie Atkins
  • Walker Award — Amber Metzger
  • Laurel Award — Juliane Vokes
  • Terry Hartman Community Service Award — Greg Myers
  • Students Choice Service Award — Karen Fuller, Tony Vallone
  • Student Affairs Award — Cortney Hedlund
  • Student Athlete Leader Award — Kristy Hanes
  • Delta Mu Sigma Staff Award — Anna Akintunde
  • Pennie Mowrey Memorial Award — LaManda Perry
  • Delta Mu Sigma Award — Juliana Lee Vokes
  • Burns Award — Amber Metzger
  • Mansion Memorial Award — Julie Shimmel
  • Delta Mu Sigma Honorary Membership — Charles Reynolds, Reynolds Financial Advisors
  • Justin Fedder Susanne Waitkus Faculty Award — Laurie Breakey
  • Delta Mu Sigma Scholarship — Austin Miller