Chancellor Cushman hands Alexa Di Pietrantonio a framed certificate.

Beaver Chancellor Jenifer Cushman presents communications major Alexa Di Pietrantonio with the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award, which recognizes students whose outstanding qualities of character, scholarship, leadership and citizenship contribute to the prestige and well-being of their campus.

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Beaver students, faculty, staff honored at awards ceremony

MONACA, Pa. — Last year, communications major Alexa Di Pietrantonio won Beaver’s Outstanding Student Award, one of the two highest honors handed out on campus.

This year, she received the other one.

Di Pietrantonio was chosen as the recipient of the 2018 Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award, which recognizes Penn State students whose outstanding qualities of character, scholarship, leadership and citizenship contribute to the prestige and well-being of their campus.

This year’s outstanding student award went to junior administration of justice major Marissa Bufalini.

Here’s the full list of 2018 award winners:

Walker Award:
Alexa Di Pietrantonio

Outstanding Student Award:
Marissa Bufalini

Administration of Justice Baccalaureate Award:
Amanda Leseman

Business Baccalaureate Award:
Cody Anderson

Communications Baccalaureate Award:
Alexa Di Pietrantonio

Information Sciences and Technology Baccalaureate Award:
Evan McStay

Project Supply Chain Management Baccalaureate Award:
Nikola Rakic

Psychology Baccalaureate Award:
Chelsea Zagorski

College of Education, Secondary History Education Department Award:
Kathryn Cek

College of Engineering, Engineering Science Department Award:
Shaun Manatt

College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department Award:
Ian Senior

College of the Liberal Arts, Communications Arts & Sciences Department Award:
Sarath Santhoshkumar

Eberly College of Science, Chemistry Department Award:
Jonah Sally

University College Administration of Justice Department Award:
Brianna Fabyanic

University College Biology Department Award:
Mariah Mack

University College, Management Marketing Department Award:
Nicholas Pelino

University College, Communications Department Award:
Molly Verone

University College, Information Sciences and Technology Department Award:
Kenneth Sofranko

University College, Project Supply Chain Management Department Award:
John Groff

University College, Psychology Department Award:
Brad Nelson

President’s Freshman Award:
Elizabeth Begley
Patrick Byers
Kelan Fogarty
Sichao Qu
Madison Rosemeier

Honors Program Awards:
Walter Baker
Elizabeth Begley
Leonard Feil
Jacob Goodlin
Alyssa Graham
Joshua Hetzer
Mariah Mack
Siu-Len Navarro
Bryce Roscoe
Madison Rosemeier
Jonah Sally
Alexey Stern
Katy Walcott
Paige Williams

Student Life Leadership Awards:
Marissa Bufalini
Brenna Cepull
Ty Cole
Alexa Di Pietrantonio

Community Service Award:
Blue and White Society

Outstanding Club Advisor Award:
Amy Gartley

Academic Advisor Award:
Karen Barr

Advisory Board Award, Faculty Excellence in Teaching:
Dr. Robin Bower
Kimberly Moulos

Advisory Board Award, Faculty Excellence in Research:
Dr. John Chapin

Advisory Board Award, Staff Excellence:
Rachel Zughaib

Advisory Board Award, Staff Service:
Mona DeLisio

Contacts: 

April Johnston

Public Relations Director, Penn State Beaver

Work Phone: 
724-773-3816