Chancellor Cushman hands Alexa Di Pietrantonio a framed certificate.

Students, faculty, staff honored at campus’ 50th Annual Awards Ceremony

Penn State Beaver recognized more than 30 students, faculty and staff for excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, teaching and research at the 50th Annual Awards Ceremony.

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, Faculty Excellence in Service
Tiffany MacQuuarrie

Advisory Board Award, Staff Excellence
Rachel Zughaib

Advisory Board Award, Staff Service
Mona DeLisio