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Penn State Smeal names Alumni Award recipients

April 13, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced the recipients of its 2021 and 2020 Alumni Awards. 

The Smeal Alumni Society Board of Directors recognizes those who demonstrate leadership and service, work to further diversity and sustainability efforts, and attain outstanding career achievements, which enhance the prestige of the college. 

Nominations are solicited annually from Smeal faculty, staff, students and alumni. 

A full description of each award can be found by clicking on the name of the award in the following list:

 A full biography and video for each honoree can be found by clicking on the name of each recipient.
 

2021 recipients

Diversity Leadership Award

Renée L. Baker (’12 EMBA) 

Gerald I. Susman Sustainability Leadership Award

Jean Oelwang (’87 Marketing) 

Outstanding Young Professional Award

Tony Thambinayagam (’09 Supply Chain Management) 

Service to Smeal Award

Arthur Miltenberger (’60 Business Administration)

Jonathan B. Taylor (’90 Accounting) 

Distinguished Achievement Award

Patrick G. Durbin (’91 Accounting)

Karla Trotman (’98 Business Logistics)

 

2020 Recipients

Diversity Leadership Award

Gregory A. Newman (’09 Marketing) 

Outstanding Young Professional Award

Laura Cushing (’12 Finance) 

Service to Smeal Award

Dr. Jeff Kaplan (’07 EMBA)

William C. Lane (’75 Accounting) 

Distinguished Achievement Award

John Burke (’82 Marketing)

Steven W. French (’83 Marketing)

Rebecca J. Savikas (’99 Marketing)

George E. Strickler (’69 Accounting)

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