John M. Kriner Latest 'Student of the Month' at Penn College

Published 03.08.2012

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John M. KrinerJohn M. Kriner, a construction management major from Lancaster, has been chosen as theFebruary "Student of the Month" by the Student Government Association at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

" John is a shining example of commitment to the school and program, as well as a great representative to visitors and industry," his faculty nominator wrote. "He is a great manager and leader who showcases discipline, time management, critical thinking, passion and intelligence in all he does."

As president of the Construction Management Association,overseeing weekly organizational and executive board meetings, Kriner has led a number of off-campus community-service projects: organizing volunteers for flood relief, helping several local nonprofits and performing highway cleanup, among others.

He has been involved on campus at Career Day, Open House, multiple SGA functions, Homecoming and last fall's 20th anniversary banquet for the Construction Management Program, and has assisted with several tours and related opportunities as requested by the Outreach for K-12 office and others.

Kriner also has organized multiple tutoring sessions for underclassmen to help prepare for midterms, has been working on an organized mentoring program for first-year students, has arranged additional workshops to help underclassmen polish their resumes and prepare for the Career Fair, and has investedmany hoursin fundraising projects.

He also is a member of the cross-country team and was specially selected to participate at the Central Pennsylvania Associated Builders and Contractors' Board of Directors meetings to bring new ideas and represent a very active CMA club.

" He is real all the time; what you see is what you get," Kriner's nominator added. "He has a true heart for serving others and giving back to Penn College, the program and the community."

The Student of the Month is selected numerous times each academic year based on commitment, service, role-model behavior, academics, leadership and campus involvement. Nominations from faculty/staff and other students are strongly encouraged.