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Smeal Senior Awards Granted to Thirteen Graduating Students

Several awards are presented to graduating seniors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business each spring, honoring their academic success, community and college involvement, leadership, and character.
May 1, 2013

Several awards are presented to graduating seniors in the Penn State Smeal College of Business each spring, honoring their academic success, community and college involvement, leadership, and character.

The winner of this year’s Helen Eakin Eisenhower Award was Benjamin Pugh, an Actuarial Science major.

The Eisenhower Award is given to a graduating senior who has demonstrated scholarship, leadership, character, and service to Smeal.

Ralph H. Wherry Student Service Awards were granted to eight students this year:

  • Matthew Bonczek, Actuarial Science
  • Stephen Ciarrochi, Finance
  • Robert Moyer, Finance
  • Grace Neiswonger, Finance
  • Kareena Phillips, Marketing
  • Marissa Presser, Marketing
  • Julia Tate, Supply Chain and Information Systems
  • Christina Wingard, Accounting


The Wherry Student Service Award honors graduating seniors who have excelled in service to the college, who have exhibited academic achievement, and who manifest the promise of a successful professional career.

The John M. and Anne B. Stevens Academic Integrity Award was granted to Elias Warren, a Management and Organization major.

The Stevens Academic Integrity Award honors those who demonstrate leadership in academic integrity by serving on the Smeal Academic Integrity Committee, promoting academic integrity by taking a leadership role in Smeal’s Business Roundtable Association, or aiding in the refinement of academic integrity processes for Smeal undergraduates.

Jeffrey Sandler earned the George Leland Leffler Scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding graduating senior in Finance.

Milton J. Bergstein Student Community Service Awards went to Hortense Fong, a Finance major, and Alexandra Kluthe, an Accounting major.

The Bergstein Student Community Service Awards honor seniors who have achieved success in at least one student organization and have demonstrated ongoing involvement in a community service program outside of Smeal.

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