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Penn State Smeal names spring 2016 Senior Award recipients

May 5, 2016

Each spring, the Penn State Smeal College of Business recognizes graduating seniors with five named awards. Seniors who are graduating in the spring, summer, or fall of the same year are eligible. Recipients will be recognized at commencement, receive a Nittany Lion statuette as well as a monetary award. 

The five awards are listed below with descriptions of each and this year’s recipient(s):

Helen Eakin Eisenhower Award: Awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership, character, and service to the Smeal College of Business.

  • Kevin Montminy, Accounting/Finance (MAcc)

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

  • Abigail Berman, Supply Chain and Information Systems
  • William Bryan, Finance
  • Lisa Chiobi, Marketing
  • Malik Elarbi, Finance
  • Krysta Ermine, Management and Organization
  • Darby Hogan, Supply Chain and Information Systems
  • Haley Klein, Accounting (MAcc)
  • Tony Park, Finance
  • Jordan Pennella, Finance
  • Lu “Luke” Yang, Risk Management-Actuarial Science and Math

The John M and Anne B. Stevens Academic Integrity Award: Awarded to a graduating senior or seniors who demonstrate leadership in academic integrity by serving on a college committee, task force or in a leadership role, dedicated to upholding the Smeal Honor Code and to promoting a culture of academic integrity.

  • Rachel Babcock, Marketing
  • Sabrina Feinman, Marketing
  • Luke Synnestvedt, Risk Management

The George Leland Leffler Scholarship: Awarded to an outstanding Finance major.

  • Danielle Eder, Finance

Milton J. Bergstein Student Community Service Award: Awarded to graduating seniors who have achieved success in at least one student organization and has demonstrated ongoing involvement in a community service program outside of Smeal.

  • Elizabeth Basso, Supply Chain and Information Systems
  • Sydney Boutcher, Accounting
  • Madison Miller, Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Community, Environment, and Development
  • Kaillin Edgar, Accounting/Finance (MAcc)
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