UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Olivia Richart is the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Award for the 2019-20 academic year in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
The Outstanding Senior Award, sponsored by the College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society and the Coaly Society, honors the senior who best balances outstanding academics, extracurricular activities, work experience and communication skills. Candidates are selected based on resumes, grades, interviews and a short essay.
Richart, of North East, Maryland, a Schreyer Honors College student, graduated May 9 with a degree in agricultural sciences and a minor in international agriculture. A member of Penn State’s Army ROTC, she has excelled during her time at Penn State both inside and outside of the classroom, noted Alan Schaffranek, director of alumni relations for the college.