UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State graduate student Ilse Huerta Arredondo has been awarded the Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Award. This award, in honor of the Frisbeys, recognizes the personal support the late Norman Frisbey offered during the 27 years Ardeth Frisbey served in the Office of International Students.
Huerta Arredondo, a doctoral student in agriculture and extension education with a dual title in international agriculture and development, is investigating the educational needs of Hispanic farmers in Pennsylvania and the perceptions and involvement of Pennsylvania extension educators with the Hispanic community.
One nominator wrote, "Ilse is a highly motivated student who has done a tremendous amount of work to foster greater international and intercultural understanding on campus and in our community."
Huerta Arredondo has provided valuable service through teaching at Penn State. Additionally, she served as an academic writing coach at the Summer Research Opportunity for undergraduates interested in attending graduate school, and co-taught a one-week course on global agriculture at the Pennsylvania School for Excellence.
Huerta Arredondo was honored during the annual Graduate Student Awards Luncheon held on April 11 at the Nittany Lion Inn.