Teaching Awards

J.D. Mather. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman

J.D. Mather
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. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman

Nicholas L. Stephenson
instructor of graphic design

Mary G. Trometter. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman

Mary G. Trometter
assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts

Part-Time Teaching Excellence
Cassandra J. Butters. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman

 Cassandra J. Butters
part-time instructor of nursing/practical nursing

Excellence in Academic Advising
Joni J. Pyle. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman

Joni J. Pyle
assistant professor of nursing

Staff Awards

Distinguished Staff

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

Dawn M. Dickey. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman

Dawn M. Dickey
assistant director of disability services

Thomas J. Matus. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman

Thomas J. Matus
toolroom attendant for heavy construction and diesel

Carrie A. Mayer. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman

Carrie A. Mayer
secretary to the dean of sciences, humanities and visual communications

Thomas R. McFadden. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman

Thomas R. McFadden
carpenter

Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni
Alumni Achievement
 June Kilgus Zimmerman, ’71, liberal arts. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman

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. Photo by Larry D. Kauffman

 Thomas J. Giannattasio, ’06, graphic design, director of product, design tools for InVisionApp Inc.

Megan E. Wright, ’12, physician assistant. Photo by Cindy Davis Meixel

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.