Harrisburg Info Systems Student To Receive Graduate Service Award

April 9, 2002
University Park, Pa. – Roderick Lee, a candidate for a master’s of science degree in information systems from Harrisburg, will be honored with the Graduate Student Service Award during Penn State’s annual Student Awards Ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

            The award recognizes students who combine academic achievement with leadership in University or other activities.

            Lee recently earned an M.B.A. at Penn State’s Capital College in Harrisburg, and will receive his M.S. there this May. He is the first teaching assistant at the master’s level to design and teach a course from start to finish for the campus’s School of Business.

            He is also said to have brought about a renaissance in participation by his fellow students in the campus’s Graduate Student Association. Among other efforts, he successfully campaigned to have a graduate student elected at Harrisburg to serve on Penn State’s overall Graduate Council, and has been involved in numerous advisory boards, committees and student organizations, such as the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society.

            Beyond Penn State, Lee is director and founder of the Community Tutorial Program, works with local youth as a mentor and summer camp instructor, serves as a studio assistant announcer for the Cavalcade Radio program, and is a member of the National Fatherhood Initiative.

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Contact: Gary W. Cramer, Penn State Department of Public Information, at (814) 865-7517 or gwc104@psu.edu