Awards ceremonies recognize achievements

The conclusion of the spring semester is an exciting time at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, with several award presentations for students, faculty and staff. Read more about those awards and their recipients in the following stories.

Celebration of Scholarship winners

Celebration of Scholarship

Penn State Wilkes-Barre recently held its annual student research fair, “Celebration of Scholarship,” showcasing the outstanding research and scholarly work of campus students and faculty. This year‘s event featured 41 posters and 71 student participants, with 23 faculty and staff judges evaluating the submissions.

Outstanding Adult Learner (name) standing with (names)

Outstanding Adult Learner

Verena Lake, in her final year at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, was honored at an awards ceremony for adult learners held on April 23.

The 35th annual Luzerne County Council on Adult Higher Education (LCCAHE) Outstanding Adult Learner Award reception was held in Hayfield House of Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Each year, the LCCAHE sponsors this awards ceremony to recognize the contributions and achievements of an outstanding adult learner at each member institution, including Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Misericordia University, King’s College, Luzerne County Community College and Wilkes University.

Academic Award recipients

Academic Achievement Awards

Penn State Wilkes-Barre held its 35th annual Celebration of Academic Excellence on May 2, presenting academic college and program awards and other accolades to students who have excelled in their academic endeavors. Awards included the President Sparks Award, the President Walker Award, the Samuel Valick Criminal Justice Award, the Honors Program Award, College Academic Achievement awards, and Program Academic Excellence awards.

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SGA Leadership and Athletic Awards

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Student Government Association (SGA) held its annual Leadership and Athletics Awards Ceremony on April 25 at the Irem Clubhouse Ballroom, presenting campus awards and honoring outstanding student leaders and student-athletes at the campus.

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Dean‘s List

Penn State Wilkes-Barre has announced that 135 students have been named to its spring 2024 Dean’s List. To be eligible, undergraduate students must achieve a one-semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Hayfield award winners and recognition of years of service

Hayfield Awards and Years of Service Recognition

Penn State Wilkes-Barre honored employees who marked milestone anniversaries and presented special awards to faculty, staff and community members during the annual spring meeting held on campus May 2.

“We celebrate the dedication and excellence of our faculty and staff, whose commitment to our students and their education has made a profound impact on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre community,” said Lynda Goldstein, chancellor and chief academic officer.