The college's highest level of recognition for faculty, the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award, was presented to Dorothy M. Mathers, associate professor of medical-surgical nursing. The award is presented to a faculty member with at least six years' successful teaching experience at Penn College, who represents the very best in faculty, and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of experience to students.
An Excellence in Academic Advising Award was presented to Nancy A. Grausam, assistant professor of education/early childhood education; and to Thomas J. Mulfinger, associate professor of building construction technology.
A Part-Time Teaching Excellence Award was presented to Amelia A. Seaton, dining room manager.
Excellence in Teaching Awards were presented to Peter B. Kruppenbacher, assistant professor of building construction technology, and Kevin R. Derr, professor of legal assistant studies. The awards are presented each May to full-time faculty members who are nominated by students and colleagues for excellence in instructional performance.
Distinguished Staff awards honor the contributions and commitment of employees who are nominated by their co-workers. Awards were presented in 2014 to Dennis L. Dunkleberger, registrar, and Barbara A. Adzema, secretary to the Residence Life Office.
A Distinguished Alumni Award, presented to those who have made significant contributions in their chosen fields, demonstrated the importance of their education at Penn College, participated in leadership roles within the community and demonstrated a commitment to the college and community relations, was presented to Carol A. Savoy, '73, social work, president of Savoy Contract Furniture.
An Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes noteworthy professional or career accomplishments of graduates from the past 10 years, was awarded to Scott M. Frederick, '04, welding and fabrication engineering technology, a captain in the U.S. Army.
Mentorship Awards, recognizing alumni or businesses that have made significant or ongoing contributions to the education and development of Penn College students, were presented to Lee D. Michels, '11, construction management, assistant project manager at Honeywell; and to Ronald A. Burger, '78, nursery management, co-owner of George Burger & Sons Inc. Garden Center.