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Penn State Awards Recognition


Student Achievement Awards

The Eric A. Walker Award

The Eric A. Walker Award is presented annually to the student who has contributed most to enhancing the reputation of the University through extracurricular activities. Dr. Walker was president of the University from 1956 to 1970.

Contact: Office of Student Activities | 225A HUB | (814) 863-3786

The Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award

The Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award annually recognizes a senior man and woman who have successful athletic participation with academic excellence. Ernest B. McCoy was dean of Penn State’s College of Physical Education and the University’s athletic director from 1952 to 1970.

Contact: Department of Athletics | 102 Bryce Jordan Center | (814) 863-3404

The Outstanding Adult Student Award - Penn State University Park Campus

This award recognizes an undergraduate student at the University Park campus who has begun or resumed study after the age of 21 and who demonstrates initiative, tenacity, and flexibility in overcoming obstacles to furthering his or her education; who serves as a role model for other adult students by sensitizing the institution to the needs of adult students and by becoming established as a leader in the peer group; who achieves academic excellence; and whose goals reflect the values and ideals of higher education.

Contact: Adult Learner Services | 323 Boucke | (814) 863-3887

W. Lamarr Kopp International Achievement Award

This annual award recognizes one undergraduate student who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the international mission of the University. It is named for the retired deputy vice president for international programs. The designation "achievement" includes, but is not limited to, the display of excellence in an academic course of study and/or research with a significant international component, participation in international programs and/or field projects, leadership in improving relations among people from different regions of the world, and service to the international community.

Contact: Office of International Programs | 222 Boucke | (814) 865-6348


University Relations | Department of Campus and Community Affairs | Barbara Meeker (Director)
243 Ritenour Bldg. | University Park PA 16802 | (814) 863-1030 | Fax: (814) 867-3662

*Concerns with regards to the awards listed above, please contact: The University Registrar | (814) 863-1930