Excellence in Teaching Awards
The awards are presented each May to full-time faculty members who are nominated by students and colleagues for excellence in instructional performance.
Roy H. Klinger
instructor of collision repair
Charles R. Niedermyer II, ’00
instructor of baking and pastry arts and culinary arts
John G. Upcraft, ’93
instructor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing
Part-Time Teaching Excellence Awards
Tushanna M. Habalar
learning laboratory coordinator for nursing education (now instructor)
Gaye R. Jenkins
part-time instructor of sociology
Excellence in Academic Advising Awards
Michael P. Covone
associate professor of applied health studies
Margaret M. Faust
assistant professor of nursing
Distinguished Staff Awards
Distinguished Staff Awards honor the contributions and commitment of employees, who are nominated by their co-workers.
Scott A. Bierly, ’88
lumberyard attendant/equipment repair person for carpentry
Deborah A. Dougherty, ’14
secretary to the dean of business and hospitality
Hillary E. Hofstrom
director of employee relations and compliance
Distinguished Alumni Award
Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award
Alumni Citizenship/Humanitarian Awards
James E. Cunningham, ’73, computer science
retired vice president for information technology at Penn College
The Distinguished Alumni Award is 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.
Adam J. Yoder, ’11, building automation technology
account manager for Honeywell International
The Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award is presented to an alumnus who has given significant time and talent to the college by volunteering at college events and activities.
Michael K. Patterson, ’77, welding
welding lecturer at Penn College
The Mentorship Award recognizes alumni or businesses that have made significant or ongoing contributions to the education and development of Penn College students.
Joseph H. (’76, diesel mechanics) and Barbara A. (’74, practical nursing, and ’95, nursing) Reynolds
Joseph is a retired business owner. Barbara is a chemotherapy nurse for Susquehanna Health
Alumni Citizenship/Humanitarian Awards recognize distinguished community or volunteer services.