Honored in absentia, 2020's inductees no less 'awesome'

Published 03.27.2020

Student News
Faculty & Staff

The 2020 class of Penn College's “Awesome Woman Exemplars" – 31 strong, at a time when strength is a particular virtue – have been recognized in a unique format necessitated by social distancing and inhibited gatherings.

Ordinarily celebrated at a reception also attended by their nominators, this year's "ceremony" is available on the Office of Student Engagement's portal page and the Student Life Facebook page (supplemented by a YouTube welcome video from Sammie L. Davis, coordinator of diversity and cultural life).

This year's theme, continuing a campus tradition begun in March 2006 in conjunction with Women’s History Month, is "Valiant Women of the Vote," marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification.

Faculty/staff and students are encouraged to take a few minutes to view the slideshow, accented by inspiring and heartfelt comments from the honorees' peers and mentors.



Awesome Woman Exemplar Awards2020’s Awesome Women Exemplars:

Erin M. Bleacher, Mohnton, applied human services
Gloria F. Boronow, Denver, applied management
Danielle M. Brion, Williamsport, nursing
Amanda M. Brodecki, Levittown, dental hygiene
Jenay Brown, Williamsport, nursing
Sydney M. Camut, Shippensburg, engineering design technology
Lacey A. Decker, Emporium, pre-dental hygiene
Katherine A. Downes, Fleetwood, graphic design
Shaqira S. Drummond, Williamsport, web and interactive media
Ashlee Felix, Williamsport, human services and restorative justice
Sara F. Fox, Medford, N.J., human services and restorative justice
Hanna M. Gibson, Allison Park, residential construction technology and management: building construction technology Concentration
Cheyenne N. Greene, Jersey Shore, dental hygiene
Alexis E. Heritage, New Castle, Del., information technology: network specialist concentration
Ashley J. Hoffer, Manheim, applied management
Kayley Johnson, Williamsport, occupational therapy assistant
Jordyn M. Kahler, York, dental hygiene
Dragana Kezic, Harrisburg, pre-dental hygiene
Charlee R. Marshall, Snow Shoe, construction management
McKenna N. Myers, Northumberland, business administration: marketing concentration
Tara D. Nash, Williamsport, nursing
Juvy A. Orillaza, Carlisle, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration
Maryam Pazooki Ghooheh, Williamsport, dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration
Gina M. Peluzzo, Williamsport, civil engineering technology
Sarah E. Shoop, Williamsport, game and simulation programming
Breanna M. Snyder, Muncy, radiography
Ashley Tate, Lewisburg, graphic design
Dessa D. Valisno, Williamsport, business administration: marketing concentration
Brandy L. Vincent, Milton, software development and information management
Rose M. Warner, Lawton, business administration: banking and finance concentration
Rebecca D. Weaver, Mohnton, nursing