assistant professor of engineering design technology
The college’s highest level of recognition for faculty, the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award, was presented to J.D. Mather, assistant professor of engineering design technology. 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.
Excellence in Teaching
Nicholas L. Stephenson
instructor of graphic design
Mary G. Trometter
assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts
Part-Time Teaching Excellence
Cassandra J. Butters
part-time instructor of nursing/practical nursing
Excellence in Academic Advising
Joni J. Pyle
assistant professor of nursing
Distinguished Staff Awards honor the contributions and commitment of employees, who are nominated by their co-workers.
Dawn M. Dickey
assistant director of disability services
Thomas J. Matus
toolroom attendant for heavy construction and diesel
Carrie A. Mayer
secretary to the dean of sciences, humanities and visual communications
Thomas R. McFadden
June Kilgus Zimmerman, ’71, liberal arts, a part-time Penn College instructor and an oncology social worker for UPMC Susquehanna
A Distinguished Alumni Award, presented to those who have made significant contributions in their chosen fields, demonstrated the importance of their Penn College education, participated in leadership roles within the community and demonstrated commitment to the college and community relations, recognized June Kilgus Zimmerman, ’71, liberal arts, a part-time Penn College instructor and an oncology social worker for UPMC Susquehanna who also received the American Cancer Society’s national Lane W. Adams Quality of Life Award.
Thomas J. Giannattasio, ’06, graphic design, director of product, design tools for InVisionApp Inc.
Megan E. Wright, ’12, physician assistant, physician assistant for the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Alumni Achievement Awards, which recognize noteworthy professional accomplishments or volunteer service of graduates from the past 10 years, were presented to Thomas J. Giannattasio, ’06, graphic design, and Megan E. Wright, ’12, physician assistant. Giannattasio, an accomplished software designer and entrepreneur, is director of product, design tools for InVisionApp Inc. Wright is a highly involved physician assistant for the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center who has been published in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.