Quay named student marshal for College of Health and Human Development

Kashia Quay, student marshal for the College of Health and Human Development in the summer 2017 commencement ceremony, works with a child during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.  Credit: Rob Peeler / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Kashia Quay, daughter of Melissa Rugh, of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, and Roger Quay, of Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, will be the College of Health and Human Development's student marshal for the summer 2017 commencement ceremony on Aug. 12.

Escorted by faculty marshal Patricia Kleban, senior instructor in recreation, park and tourism management, Quay is receiving a bachelor’s degree in recreation, park and tourism management.

While at Penn State, Quay served as a counselor and learning group leader for Outdoor School at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and peer mentor for the Programming in Recreation Services course. She participated in two resort recreation practicum programs — one with The Reeds at Shelter Haven and one with Marriott Vacation Club. She also completed an independent study as an assistant with the Marriott Vacation Club.

She received the AT&T Scholarship in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management and the Robert W. Crawford Memorial Scholarship from the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society.

Quay’s career goal is to continue working within the community recreation branch of her degree, providing residents of her community with beneficial recreational opportunities.

Quay is a 2010 graduate of Bellefonte Area High School.

Last Updated August 07, 2017