ERIE, Pa. — Penn State Behrend recognized more than 140 students for excellence in scholastic achievement and engagement at the college’s 74th Honors and Awards Convocation, which was held in McGarvey Commons.
“Every day we see how hard Behrend students work to accomplish their goals inside and outside of the classroom,” said Pamela Silver, associate dean for academic affairs at Behrend. “It’s a pleasure to celebrate the extraordinary efforts they’ve made and the successes they have achieved.”
Among the awards were the following college-wide honors:
Joseph Previte, of Erie, received the Archie K. Loss Undergraduate Thesis Award, which recognizes Schreyer Honors College undergraduate students who have completed or are making significant progress toward completion of an outstanding honors thesis.
Amanda Mullen, of Pittsburgh, received the Council of Fellows Undergraduate Research Award, which is presented to students who demonstrate excellence in undergraduate research.
Zoe Mouchantaf, of Beirut, Lebanon, received the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award, which is presented to students whose outstanding qualities of character, scholarship, leadership and citizenship have been directed into student programs and services.
Hannah Gampe, of Tyrone, received the Irvin H. Kochel Award, which recognizes an outstanding student who demonstrates qualities of character, scholarship, leadership and citizenship through involvement in programs and service the positively influence other students.
Ramesh Komma, of Hyderabad, India, received the T. Reed Ferguson Award, which recognizes a junior-year student whose academic and out-of-classroom leadership promises further achievement in the senior year.
Jenna Alberti, of Milwaukee, received the Thomas H. Turnbull Award, which honors a student who has contributed to the college community through qualities of character, scholarship, leadership and citizenship. Outstanding service to the college is the most important criterion for selection.
Miguel Malave, of Maturin, Venezuela, received the Outstanding First-Year Student Award, which recognizes a first-year student who demonstrates outstanding promise of character, scholarship, leadership and citizenship through achievements in his or her first year of study.
For a full list of this year’s awards and recipients, and to watch a video replay of the program, go to behrend.psu.edu/2023awards.
Assistant director, news and information, Penn State Behrend