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Penn State Wilkes-Barre Celebrates Academic Excellence

4/21/2011 —

Penn State Wilkes-Barre held its 22nd annual Celebration of Academic Excellence ceremony Thursday, April 21. Sponsored by the Department of Academic Affairs, more than 30 students received various awards for exemplary academic performance and high achievement.

The following awards were presented at the ceremony:

2011 President Sparks Award: Kevin A. Bennett, Jennifer M. Naro, Donovan W. Schwartz

2011 President’s Freshman Award: Jonathan E. Geras, John W. Grady, Ashley M. Jackubowski, Ceili A. Jones, Jason R. Levan, Barbara A. Savoy, Bradley C. Sherman, Caitlyn M. Traver, Phillip T. Trometter

Program awards are given to students enrolled in one of the degree programs offered at Penn State Wilkes-Barre who are either graduating or are in their last semester of residence at the Wilkes-Barre campus before graduating:
Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice Program Award:
Christopher Wagner
Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice Program Award:
Mark Orlando
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology Program Award:
Joseph Homza
Bachelor of Science in Surveying Engineering Program Award:
Joshua Witmer
Associate in Surveying Technology Program Award:
Shawn Palsgrove

College/Division awards are given to students who have completed the first two years of their college education at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and are changing their campus assignment to complete their degree. This award recognizes top students in a College or Division for which courses are given at this campus, regardless of major:
College of Education Award: Kevin Bennett
Science and Mathematics Division Award: Brian Miller

Academic Major awards are given to students who have completed the first two years of their college education at Penn State Wilkes-Barre and are changing their campus assignment to complete their degree. These students are recognized for honorable academic achievement in their major (or intended major):
Eberly College of Science Award: Kelsi Barchik
College of Business Administration Award: Jennifer Naro, Donovan Schwartz
College of Education Award: Kelly Bone

The Honor Society provides co- and extracurricular enrichment for selected members of the student body qualified on the basis of scholastic aptitude, test scores, and/or high school or college grade point average (GPA):
Honor Society Members: Sabrina Bush, Bradley Calaman, Michael Cappos, Kyle Casterline, Timothy Graham, Bradford Lapsansky, Brian Miller, Megan Millo, Travis Norton, William Ritchie, Clinton Sorber, Sara Stepanski, John Ulichney.

For more information, please contact Melissa Gunshannon, Public Information Coordinator at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, at melissag@psu.edu or 570-675-9269.

2011 Academic Awards recipients 
Row 1: Jason Levan, Kyle Casterline, John Ulichney, William Ritchie
Row 2:
Caitlyn Traver, Ceili Jones, Donovan Schwartz, Shawn Palsgrove, Bradford Lapsansky
Row 3:
Kelsi Barchik, Joseph Homza, Ashley Jackubowski, Jennifer Naro, Sara Stepanski
Row 4:
Phillip Trometter, Mark Orlando, Clinton Sorber, Megan Millo
Row 5:
Michael Cappos, Christopher Wagner
Row 6:
Bradley Sherman, Brian Miller
Row 7:
Joshua Witmer, Bradley Calaman, Timothy Graham


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