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Inspiring Speaker Champions Circuitous Route to Life’s Rewards


Attendees line a Bush Campus Center stairway for an "awesome" group photo.
Attendees line a Bush Campus Center stairway for an “awesome” group photo.
Carol A. Lugg fronts a graphical representation of her decidedly roundabout career lifeline.
Carol A. Lugg fronts a graphical representation of her decidedly roundabout career lifeline.
Colorful table accessories include bubble soap interactively incorporated by the speaker.
Colorful table accessories include bubble soap interactively incorporated by the speaker.
Guest Leslie M. Medina, a dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration major, joins in the fun.
Guest Leslie M. Medina, a dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration major, joins in the fun.
A Penn's Inn crowd celebrates exemplary students.
A Penn’s Inn crowd celebrates exemplary students.

Thirty-five Penn College students were honored Tuesday evening as the latest Awesome Women Exemplars during a reception in Penn’s Inn, sponsored by Campus & Community Engagement. The gathering featured a welcome and award presentations by Katie L. Mackey, director of campus and community engagement, and a keynote address by Carol A. Lugg, assistant dean of the School of Construction & Design Technologies. Lugg shared highlights from her personal life and professional career, and encouraged the audience to consider how various “spheres” of importance (family, academic life, career, hobbies, roles, etc.) travel in a nonlinear fashion throughout one’s lifetime, often influencing and intersecting in unexpected, yet beneficial ways. As an interactive activity, she encouraged guests to blow bubbles using miniature soap bottles she’d shared prior to her talk. The 12th annual AWE event also paid homage to March as National Women’s History Month.

Students inducted as this year’s Awesome Women Exemplars:

Elisha R. Arantowicz, web and interactive media
Jahyah J. Barbour,  culinary arts technology
Lesley M. Bonnell, early childhood education
Kristen E. Bowes, web and interactive media
Tricia Deochan, nursing
Holly N. Engel, applied human services
Glendalis Guadarrama, nursing
Cassandra D. Henderson, business administration: baking and finance concentration
Kreyanna R. Jackson, early childhood education
Stephanie L. Johnson, human services
Lana A. Kephart, web and interactive media
Sadie E. Kielwein, nursing
Lindsey A. King, pre-applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration
Danielle M. Klock, physician assistant
Tia G. La, pre-physician assistant
Elizabeth L. Landis, emergency management technology
Marissa K. Lane, applied health studies: radiography concentration
Alexandra M. Lehman, sport and event management
Hannah G. Maize, plastics and polymer engineering technology
Vanessa Mathurin, applied management
Jessica M. Maulfair, pre-applied health studies: radiography concentration
Stephanie L. McGinness, pre-nursing
Mandy M. Myers, applied human services
Andrea L. Neff, graphic design
Amanda J. Otto, physician assistant
Juliann M. Reazor, construction management
Audra B. Rohrer, nursing
Mary K. Slipe, dental hygiene: health policy & administration concentration
Kasandra L. Smoyer, nursing
Kaitlyn R. Stewart, early childhood education
Alysha M. Stoker, early childhood education
Alyssa A. Wall, business management
Hanna J. Williams, industrial design
Angie K. Zayas, early childhood education

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