Communications marshal makes most of opportunities

Nia Sherony believes she made the most of opportunities available at Penn State. Credit: Trey Miller / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — One Penn State student who graduates in December will leave the University with two degrees, a 4.0 GPA and a multitude of internships and experiences.

“Penn State has so many great opportunities, and I like to think I took advantage of some of them,” said Nia Sherony.

An advertising/public relations major and a native of Mechanicsburg, Sherony has been selected as the student marshal for the College of Communications for fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 19 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Sherony is also set to receive a bachelor’s degree in information sciences and technology.

“It’s exciting,” said Sherony. “I’ve met so many great creative minds and met so many people who are doing so many great things, so to me it’s really exciting to be able to represent that on stage.”

A 4.0 student, Sherony has kept busy during her time at Penn State. Most recently, she completed a project management and Web development internship with Cigna, a health services company in Bloomfield, Connecticut, this summer. She spent last summer as a Web and marketing intern at Puridiom, a software company in Camp Hill. In addition, she was a social media intern for the ebook company Coliloquy.

Following graduation, Sherony will return to Cigna to take part in its Technology Early Career Development Program.

Along with internships, Sherony spent time as webmaster for Lion Launch Pad and worked as a Web manager and Web editor for The Daily Collegian.

Sherony is a Schreyer Honors College student and a member of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. She also received the Evan Pugh Scholar Award, The President Sparks Award and The President’s Freshman Award as a student.

Sherony’s faculty escort will be Distinguished Professor S. Shyam Sundar, the co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory.

Last Updated November 25, 2015