DuBois Honors Convocation recognizes students, faculty, staff

Delta Mu Sigma Chair Jamie Turner.

Delta Mu Sigma Chair Jamie Turner welcomed guests to the 80th Annual Honors Convocation in Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois.

Credit: Penn State

DuBOIS, Pa. — The 80th annual Delta Mu Sigma Honors Convocation at Penn State DuBois recognized outstanding students, faculty and staff members on Thursday night, April 11, 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.

“Every year we gather to honor students of Penn State DuBois who excel in academics, leadership, service and community involvement,” said Delta Mu Sigma Chair Jamie Turner. “This is the night faculty and staff can award students who have truly outshined within their classes, clubs and organizations. It is also a time when students can applaud faculty and staff for their excellence and dedication to the campus.”

Chancellor M. Scott McBride added, “These awards recognize students who consistently go the extra mile and stand out for their success and impact they’ve had on others.”

Those recognized at this year's Honors Convocation are:

OT Academic Excellence Award:

Kelsey Johnson

OT Student of the Year Award:

Rachel Homan

PTA Academic Excellence Award:

Dana Huber

PTA Richard Serianni Memorial Award:

Rebecca Maine           

Agricultural Alumni Outstanding Student:

Makayla Whaling

David T. Wanless Award (Highest GPA):

Sierra Beiswenger

Academic Excellence Award in Administration of Justice:

Jamie Long

Outstanding Achievement Award in Administration of Justice:

Carlee Hidinger

Academic Excellence in Mathematics Award:

Zachary Logan

Women's Studies Award in Academic Excellence:

Summer Stephenson

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Engineering, Applied Materials:

Linsea Paradis

Academic Excellence in Human Development & Family Studies:

Stephanie A. Fegert

Richard M. Smith Outstanding Senior Award in Business Administration:

Brandon J. Gettig

Outstanding Junior Award in Business Administration:

Emily M. Donahue

University Awards   

President Sparks Award:      

Lucas S. Burkett

Scot E. Coble

Dylan Fezell

Joelene M. Murawski         

President's Freshman Award:           

Brendan J. Allison

Kathryn J. Mazur

Shawnelle M. Miller

Ryan T. Mitskavich

Walter G. Mock III

Garrett L. Orcutt

Caleb Thompson

Raquel Zattoni                    

Scholastic Achievement Awards (DuBois)

Associate Freshmen:

Garrett L. Orcutt

Baccalaureate Freshmen:

Shawnelle M. Miller

Caleb Thompson

Ryan T. Mitskavich

Walter G. Mock III                     

Baccalaureate Sophomore:

Lucas S. Burkett       

Baccalaureate Upperclassman:

Zachary Logan                

Honors Program Students:   

Keaton Chapman

Scot Coble

Kurt Diehl

Laura Fatula

Tyler Garthwaite

Angela Haggard

Rachel Homan

Garret Kemerer

Sean Lauer

Andrew Mahle

Addeson Mcaninch

Haley Mcaninch

John Miller

Joelene Murawski

Noah Port

Laura Ruane

Tristan Smith

Xavier Villeneuve

Makayla Whaling

Raquel Zattoni                     

Special Awards         

Excellence in Academic Advising:

Marly Doty

Walker Award:

Stephanie A. Fegert

Laurel Award:

Gracie M. Hamilton

Terry Hartman Community Service Award:

Jamie L. Turner

Students' Choice Service Award:

Marly Doty

Student Affairs Award:

Jarod D. Depp

Student Athlete Leader Award:

Lucas S. Burkett

Delta Mu Sigma Staff Award:

Missy Duttry

Delta Mu Sigma Award:

Mandy Snyder

Burns Award:

Jessica Clontz

Mansion Memorial Award:

Jamie L. Turner

Susanne Waitkus Faculty Award:

Marly Doty

Delta Mu Sigma Scholarships:

Addeson McAninch