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Fall Commencement Slated for December 20, Kuterbach to Speak

Jim Baker, DEF, presents the Educator of the Year Award to Jim Kuterbach
Jim Baker, DEF president, presents the Educator of the Year Award to Jim Kuterbach just before spring commencement ceremonies in May of this year.
12/6/2012 —

Penn State DuBois will hold Fall Commencement Ceremonies at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, in the Hiller Auditorium.  Friends and family members of graduates, as well as all members of the community are welcome to attend. 


The commencement speaker is Penn State DuBois Instructor of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) James Kuterbach.  He was named the DuBois Educational Foundation (DEF) Educator of the Year for 2011-12.  Nominations for the Educator of the Year Award come from campus students who feel a faculty member has had a significant impact in the lives of those they teach.  Kuterbach's HDFS students go on to work in fields such as mental health, addiction counseling, behavioral counseling, probation, and more.  Kuterbach has taught at Penn State DuBois since 2008.  He successfully defended his thesis for his Ph.D. in educational theory and policy in October, and will receive that degree in May.


In addition to teaching, Kuterbach also serves on the campus Early Intervention Committee, which assists students dealing with emotional, behavioral, or academic issues. He also serves on the campus Enrollment Management Committee. 


A reception for graduates and guests will be held in the Lion's Den Cafe, Hiller Building, immediately following the graduation exercises.

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