Mark Calore and Courtney Senghaas were this year's recipients of the Lion's Pride Award at the recent Leadership & Athletics Awards Ceremony at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
The Lion's Pride Award was presented for the first time at the 1990 Leadership Dinner. The award honors faculty, staff and students who have consistently worked to improve the quality of student life at Penn State Wilkes-Barre through their encouragement of, coordination of, and participation in, co- and extra- curricular programming and events.
Calore's award was based on overall dedication to his fellow students and his support of the Student Activities Office. In addition to serving as president of the Student Government Association, he was active in the Business Office, Haunted Forest and Roadside Cleanups. He played tennis for Tennis Coach Tina Rose. He represented fellow students at both regional and university-wide leadership conferences, CCSG, the Rally at the Rotunda, advisory board meetings and in the annual State of the University address. He is also considered by many to be the best "grilling chef" in town.
Senghaas was selected for the award based on a number of factors. One was her encouragement towards fellow students to join her in participating in events held on campus such as Orientation, Admission events, Open Houses, the Haunted Forest, bonfires, the Money Tree, Deer Management programs, and much more. No one displays more passion for Penn State than Courtney, who is always wearing the Blue and White, whether it be ribbons, t-shirts, socks, shoes, or even a backpack. Her enthusiasm is contagious.
Congratulations, Mark and Courtney!