2013 Student Award recipients announced, lauded for achievements

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Each year, Penn State honors several undergraduate and graduate students for the highest levels of academic excellence, outstanding leadership and meritorious service. The 2013 Student Award recipients reach across campuses and colleges and exemplify best practices and achievements among Penn State students reflecting the University's mission of teaching, research and service.

The 30 honorees will receive their awards at a ceremony at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, April 7, at Eisenhower Auditorium. The award recipients are listed below by category.

Student Achievement Awards-- Ralph Dorn Hetzel Memorial Award: Michael Henry and Michael Passiment-- The Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award: Petra Januskova and John Urschel-- The W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Undergraduate Award: Allison Hoover-- The Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award: Jeremy O’Mard and Scott Robertson-- The John W. Oswald Award: Gizelle Studevent, athletics; John Hadlock, creative/performing arts; Kristin Winiarski, journalism; Rachel Chang, scholarship; Bridgette Carrier, social services-- The Eric A. Walker Award: T.J. Bard-- Astronaut Scholarship Foundation recipient: Stephen Weitzner-- Goldwater Scholarship recipients: Michael Howard and Nathan Jacobs-- Presidential Fellows Program representative: Andy Dessel

The Graduate School-- The Graduate Student Service Award: Lindsey N. Swierk-- The Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Awards: Lindsey Aloia, Sankha Basu, Michelle Decker, Brenna Hill, Jarrod Jonsrud, Jared Rife, Sandra Rousseau, Sarah RudeWalker, Juliane Schicker and Sarah Summers-- The W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Graduate AwardKristal Jones and Nicole Laliberté

A full description of each of the Student Awards with contacts for further information is online at

Last Updated May 12, 2016