2014-15 Awards

Teaching Awards

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. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel

Roy H. Klinger
instructor of collision repair

Charles R. Niedermyer II. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel

Charles R. Niedermyer II, ’00
instructor of baking and pastry arts and culinary arts

John G. Upcraft. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel

John G. Upcraft, ’93
instructor of machine tool technology/automated manufacturing

Part-Time Teaching Excellence Awards
Tushanna M. Habalar. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.

Tushanna M. Habalar
learning laboratory coordinator for nursing education (now instructor)

Gaye R. Jenkins. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman.

Gaye R. Jenkins
part-time instructor of sociology

Excellence in Academic Advising Awards
Michael P. Covone. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman.

Michael P. Covone
associate professor of applied health studies

Margaret M. Faust. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman.

Margaret M. Faust
assistant professor of nursing

Staff Awards

Distinguished Staff Awards

Distinguished Staff Awards honor the contributions and commitment of employees, who are nominated by their co-workers.

Scott A. Bierly, ’88. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman.

Scott A. Bierly, ’88
lumberyard attendant/equipment repair person for carpentry

Deborah A. Dougherty, ’14. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman.

Deborah A. Dougherty, ’14
secretary to the dean of business and hospitality

Hillary E. Hofstrom. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman.

Hillary E. Hofstrom
director of employee relations and compliance

Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award
Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award
Mentorship Award
Alumni Citizenship/Humanitarian Awards
James E. Cunningham, ’73, computer science. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.

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. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.

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. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.

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. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel.

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.