Penn State Behrend students succeed in and out of the classroom

From left, Angela Dale, Jacob Pelloni, Catherine Brenc, and Samantha Jones.

From left, Angela Dale, Jacob Pelloni, Catherine Brenc, and Samantha Jones.

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Here are a few of the many students who recorded remarkable achievements

Future math teachers present research

Four Secondary Education in Mathematics majors attended Pre-Service Day at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in November. The statewide event is intended to provide professional development to pre-service and student teachers about to launch their professional careers.

At the event, the students presented posters of their research: Multiple Representations: Reflections by Catherine Brenc; Three Acts: The Leaky Faucet Activity by Angela Dale; Multiple Representations of Relations by Samantha Jones; and Creating Chefs: A Problem Focused Classroom by Jacob Pelloni.

International Student Wins University Award

Laura Gil, who graduated in May with degrees in Business Economics, International Business, and Management Information Systems (MIS), received a 2022 Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Undergraduate Student Award given by the University. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to global understanding by full-time international students.

As a native of Colombia, Gil bore witness to the economic and humanitarian crisis in neighboring Venezuela, which inspired her to major in Business Economics.

“Then, through research, I learned that even the smallest factors can affect a country’s economy, so I added an International Business major,” Gil said. “I added an MIS major to be able to better comprehend and present data so that other people can understand it.”

Business Student Wins CMA Scholarship

Samuel Pischera, a junior dual majoring in Finance and Accounting, recently received the Institute of Management Accountants’ CMA (Certified Management Accounting) Program Scholarship. The scholarship covers the cost of IMA membership, exam entrance and registration fees, and exam-prep materials. The globally recognized CMA designation supports individuals pursuing a multitude of career paths, including financial analysts, accounting managers, controllers, CFOs, public accountants, and more.