Penn State Mont Alto celebrates excellence

Annual Academic and Leadership Awards Ceremony honors students, faculty
Melizza Zavala Duran and Curtis Hoover

Student Government President Melizza Zavala Duran and Student Affairs Director Curtis Hoover celebrate with the Nittany Lion following Penn State Mont Alto's annual Academic and Leadership Awards Ceremony during which Zavala Duran received several awards including The Eric A. and Josephine Walker Award for Outstanding Student Leadership.

Credit: Debra Collins
MONT ALTO, Pa. — Penn State Mont Alto honored students and faculty members achieving academic and teaching excellence during the annual Academic Awards Ceremony in the Multipurpose Activities Center (MAC) on April 8. See more photos of the event.
Chancellor’s Award
Tristin Iannone
2018 President’s Freshman Award
Autumn Barber
Jordan  Cooper 
Michael Fignar
Rachel E. Martin
Jonathan David Parsons
Andrea  M. Peckman
Thomas  Portmann
Joshua Shinn
Madeline  Simonds
Carlos Vera
Shaina R. Walker
Academic Achievement in Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Emily Coffman
Kyle Evans
Kaitlin Christina Ganoe
Laura Smith
Academic Achievement in Business
Kattie Ballard
Academic Achievement in Education Program Award
Elizabeth Berg
Academic Achievement in Forest Technology
Levi Canon
Shaina R. Walker
Academic Achievement in Health and Policy Administration
Devin Goodhart
Amanda Heinbaugh
Yessenia Herrera
Academic Achievement in Information Sciences and Technology
Bradley Alexander 
Dayne Conner
Anthony Lamont Nicklas
Academic Achievement in Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Jacqueline Brennan
Charlotte M. Crosley
Brian Darius
Tracy Taft
Academic Achievement in RN-to-B.S.N. Program
Michael Hagerman
Catherine Hufnagle
Echo R. Plank
Academic Achievement in Spanish
Anthony Lamont Nicklas
Academic Achievement in the College of Liberal Arts 
Alexandra Yeakel
Academic Achievement in the College of Engineering
Christopher Bryan
Sierra Cornelius
Joshua Shinn
Academic Excellence in the Mont Alto Campus Honors Program 
Grayson Whistler 
Allies Club
Tyler Berger
Mariah Boccardi 
Alternative Spring Break
Christopher D. Overdorff
Angelica Summers 
Blue and White Society
Charlene Saeman
CAMP (Campus Activities and Multicultural Programs)
Cody Shetter
Cheer and Dance 
Brittney Wilson
Chess Club
Christopher Bryan
College of Agricultural Sciences Alumni Society Award
Levi Canon
Division of Undergraduate Studies Academic Excellence Award
Madison Gift
Ahmed Radwan
Evan Pugh Scholar Award (Junior)
Levi Canon
Excellence in Women’s Studies
Allison Wilson
Extraordinary Occupational Therapy Assistant—First-Year 
Kirsty Anne Conner
Kasey Sydnor
Extraordinary Occupational Therapy Assistant—Second-Year 
Kellene Fischer
Noah Plantz
Forestry Club
Levi Canon
Human Development and Family Studies Baccalaureate Degree Award
Kelly B. Lesher
Integrative Scholarship Award
Christopher D. Overdorff
Skyler Whitmore
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Club
Rachel E. Martin
Leadership Award in Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Kaitlin Christina Ganoe
Leadership in Information Sciences and Technology Program
Dayne Conner
Nathaniel Reiner
Lion Ambassadors Outstanding First-Year Student
Tristan Frigm
Lion Ambassadors Outstanding Leader
Kole Barrick
Love Your Melon
Maddison King
Mont Alto Associate Degree Scholastic Award
Troy Miller
Mont Alto Baccalaureate Degree Scholastic Award
Emily Lautenbach
Organization Advisor of the Year
Kate Carroll
Outstanding Academic Achievement in the College of Science
Harley Miller
Outstanding Achievement in B.A. Letters, Arts, and Sciences
Taylor Benedict
Sierra Garner
Carly Waugh
Melizza Zavala Duran
Outstanding Adult Learner
Kimberly Speak-Larson
Outstanding Student in the College of Agricultural Sciences
Mya Giasomo
Outstanding Student Veteran
John Wiesniewski
Project Team: College
Brittany Leab
Resident Assistants
Kalif Chew
Angelina Guntert
Tristan Iannone
Danielle Laureta
Cody Shetter
Brittany Wilson
Resident Assistant of the Year
Tristin Iannone
Student Activities Fee Committee
Kalif Chew
Tristin Iannone
Alyssa Landis
Jill Palmer
Ahmed Radwan
Alexandra Stein
Kirsten Tercek
Melizza Zavala Duran
Student Facilities Fee Committee
Elven Acolatse
Logan Carter
Rainmar Leguarda
Christopher D. Overdorff
Ahmed Radwan
Alexandra Stein
Melizza Zavala Duran
Student Government Association Executive Board
Elven Acolatse
Alexxa Lopez
Kimberly Paules
Cody Shetter
Kimberly Speak-Larson
Carlos Vera
Melizza Zavala Duran
Student Government Association Senators
Ammad Ahmed
Lydia Blinn
Ryan Hovis
Julianne Noveras 
Christopher D. Overdorff
Caitlyn Ridge
Kirsten Tercek
Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP)
Kaitlin Christina Ganoe
Student Organization of the Year
Alternative Spring Break
Student Veterans Association
William R. Rogers
Marley Billman
Joel Clabaugh
Skyler Miller
Christopher D. Overdorff
Woodsmen Team
Levi Negley
The Eric A. and Josephine Walker Award for Outstanding Student Leadership
Melizza Zavala Duran
Faculty Awards Presentation
Martha A. Fisher Award for Excellence in Teaching 
Daniel Dandy
SGA Award for Excellence in Advising
Robin Yaure