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2014 Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards

Outstanding Alumni

Robert O. Ellinger '80

Senior Management Advisor for National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

 

Craig L. Pearce '87

Distinguished Professor at MEF University in Istanbul, Turkey, and

Chief Learning Officer of 5.11 Tactical in Irvine, California

 

Distinguished Ambassador

Joyce R. Fairman

Part Owner of Fairman Corporation and President of the Fairman Family Foundation

 

Past Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

1997       Russell Orner ‘51

1998       Benjamin Thompson Jr. ‘53

2001       Jacqueline Schoch ’51 ’60 ‘65

2002       Robert Menzie, Sr. ‘50

2003       Wilbert Lundgren ‘52

2003       Maurice Verbeke* ’49 ’54 ’66

2004       Alain Hunter* ’73 ’74

2005       James Meyer ’53 ‘55

2006       Francis  Winslow ‘51

2007       Robert  Cavalline ‘76

2008       Bob Grieve ‘77

2009       Charles Snapp ‘63

2010       Michael Dugan ’68 ’78

2011       Dale Simbeck ‘69

2012       Stephen Johnson ‘67

Outstanding Alumni Award

1984       Gary Alt ’72 ‘77

1985       John Meyer* ’49 ’50

1986       David Shaffer ‘77

1987       Frank P. Smeal* ’42

1988       Harry Cowan ‘39

1989       Robert Umbaugh ‘63

1990       A. Keith Smith ‘56

1991       David Ross ’69 ’71 ‘73

1992       Jay Pifer ‘59

1993       Calvin Levis, PE ’50 ‘56

1994       Paul Brazinski Jr. ‘81

1995       John Whitesell ‘62

1996       G. Gerald Valgora, II ‘60

1996       Vince Verbeke ‘82

1997       Randy Burkett ‘78

1998       Richard "Tim" Hale ‘80

1998       George Heigel ‘81

1999       Clark Simpson ‘86

2000       Paul Winkler ‘78

2001       Robert Hallstrom ‘77

2002       Edward Nasuti ‘74

2003       James Miller ‘68

2004       Lois Richards ‘89

2005       Mark Freemer ‘81

2006       Mark Smith ‘84

2007       Ross Donahue ‘67

2008       Steve Monaco ‘88

2009       Brent Pasquinelli ‘72

2010       Bryan Burhans ‘91

2011       Christina Swank Voorhees ‘02

2012       David Spigelmyer ‘82

2013       Rawland Cogan ’79 ‘92

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

1987       Brian Hand ‘85

1988       Knud Hermansen, Esq. ’78 ’80 ‘86

1989       David Spigelmyer ‘82

1990       Lisa Donley Cousino ‘82

1991       Joseph Zawacki, Jr. ‘82

1992       Mark Falvo ‘82

1993       Kimberly Bush ‘86

1993       Laurie Sprankle ‘89

1994       Susan Spaid ‘05

1995       Richard Smith* ’77 ‘86

1995       Charles Wurster ‘90

1996       Douglas                Brown ‘91

1997       Tim Novak ’90 ’10 ‘11

1998       Marilynn Butler ‘92

1999       Mary Ann Himes Fields ‘92

2000       Kelcey Burguess ‘86

2001       Teresa Morrison Amitrone ‘00

2002       Katharine Butler ’93 ‘97

2003       Diane Lucas ‘00

2004       Jana Sharlow ‘00

2005       Sharon Melzer ‘99

2006       Bonnie Floro ’83 ‘99

2007       Jeff Case ‘96

2008       Jessica Jones Haggerty ‘05

2009       Stacie Peles ‘05

2010       C. Howard Allen ‘01

2012       Carrie Wood ‘02

2013       David Roush ‘04

Distinguished Ambassador Award

2003       Don Georgino

2004       Joseph B. Scarnati III

2004       Dan Surra

2008       Nancy Micks

2011       David Trinkley

2012       Aaron Beatty

2013       John Bean

 

*deceased

 

Awards and Criteria:

Dave Shaffer Outstanding Young Alumni Award

The Dave Shaffer Outstanding Young Alumni Award shall be awarded to a Penn State DuBois Alumnus who graduated or attended campus less than ten years ago and demonstrates:

  • significant professional accomplishments/promotions
  • active community leadership
  • and engagement with a campus or alumni group

 

Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award shall be awarded to a Penn State DuBois Alumnus who graduated or attended campus eleven to forty 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

 

Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award

The Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award shall be awarded to a Penn State DuBois Alumnus who graduated or attended campus forty-one years ago or more and demonstrates:

  • professional leadership with a significant impact on society (global/international influence, published materials, etc.)
  • considerable leadership within their professional field
  • significant citizenship in their community
  • and engagement with a campus or alumni group

 

Distinguish Ambassador

The Distinguish Ambassador award shall be awarded to a Penn State Alumnus from a campus other than Penn State DuBois or friend of the Penn State DuBois campus that has demonstrated:

  • distinguished service to Penn State DuBois
  • professional leadership with a significant impact within the tri-county area
  • and significant citizenship in the Penn State DuBois service area

 

Current employees of the University, and current officers and members of the Board of the Penn State DuBois Alumni Society are not eligible for the Awards.

 

Upcoming Events

October 27, 2014

Quarterly Board Meeting

6:00 p.m. DEF 207

 

November 20, 2014

Alumni Awards Banquet

at Lakeview Lodge

starts at 6:00 p.m.

To register call Julie at

375-4775 or email jad62@psu.edu

 


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Jean Wolf
Director of Development
(814) 372-3038
jaw57@psu.edu

Julie Frank
Development and Alumni Relations Officer
(814) 375-4775
jad62@psu.edu