Student Awards

University-Wide Student Achievement Awards

Student Achievement Awards recognize undergraduate and graduate students for their outstanding achievements inside and outside of the classroom and are presented at the President or Graduate Award Ceremonies in the spring. Nominations are accepted in late November and early December.

  • Student Achievement Awards (November 7–December 6, 2022)
    • Nominations are now closed.
  • University Service and Leadership Awards (January 17–February 10, 2023)
    • Nominations are now closed.

College-Wide Awards

Nominations from Faculty and staff are accepted in January. Award titles and full descriptions can be found on the nomination page.

  • College-Wide Awards (January 9–31, 2023)
    Previous winners are: 
    • Irvin H. Kochel, Tingyi (Nicky) Zu
    • First-Year Student, Alexia Torres-Negron
    • T. Reed Ferguson Award, Alexis Burkhart
    • Thomas H. Turnbull Award, Jennifer Gustafson and Hunter Frazier
    • Eric & Josephine Walker Award, Emily Brocious

Student Life & Service Awards

View previous Student Life Awards

Any member of the student body at Penn State Behrend may nominate students or advisers for the following awards:

  • Student Life Awards – Programs (February 6–March 3, 2023)
    Previous winners are: 
    • Outstanding Diversity and Inclusion Program Award, Association of Black Collegians with Cultural Crossroads: Our Story Told Through Rhymes, Rhythms, and Reflections
    • Most Outstanding Adapted Program Award, Cultural Cooking Club with Cultural Cookbook
    • Most Outstanding Program Award, Behrend Benefitting THON with THON 2020–2021
    • Most Outstanding Service Program Award, Reality Check with Alternative Spring Break 2021
    • Most Outstanding Virtual Program Award, Asian Student Organization and Chinese Cultural Advancement Club with Among Us Game Night
    • Most Outstanding Philanthropy Program Award, Behrend Benefitting THON with THON 2020–2021
  • Student Life Awards – Organizations (February 6–March 3, 2023)
    Previous winners are: 
    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award for Organizations, Global Ambassadors
    • Most Outstanding Student Organization Award, Multi-Cultural Council
  • Student Life Awards – Individual (February 6–March 3, 2023)
    Previous winners are: 
    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award for Individuals, Tylah Wells
    • Most Outstanding Adult Learner Award, Tierra Owens
    • Guy Wilson Award, Tylah Wells
    • Most Outstanding Officer Award – Non-President, Olivia Hodgson (Reality Check) and Abigail Heasley (Panhellenic Council)
    • Most Outstanding President Award, Chris Butler (SGA)
    • Most Outstanding Organization Advisor Award, Alice Puzarowski (Alpha Sigma Alpha)

Nomination Forms

Nomination forms may be completed online for all of the awards during the submission period. Click on the above links to complete the forms; links will be posted when submissions are open. If you have questions concerning these awards, please contact Student Leadership & Involvement (814-898-6171).