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Leadership Acknowledged Through Student Activities Awards


The 2017-18 Student Activities Awards, recently presented in the Keystone Dining Room, paid tribute to inspiring Penn College students, their faculty/staff supporters and the organizations in which they are tirelessly involved.

Those honored as the academic year draws to a close, are:

Student Leader of the Year
Logan B. Goodhart, Baja SAE Club

New Student Leader of the Year
Danielle R. Wesneski, Circle K

Adviser of the Year
Chet Beaver, Omega Delta Sigma Fraternity

Outstanding Student Organization of the Year
Game Development Club

Most Improved Student Organization of the Year
Omega Delta Sigma Fraternity

Outstanding Senator of the Year
Natascha G. Santaella, School of Business & Hospitality

Outstanding Community Service Program of the Year
Wildcat Egg Hunt, Omega Delta Sigma Fraternity

Outstanding Philanthropy of the Year
The Cupboard Campaign, Ryan Monteleone

Outstanding Program of the Year
Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC), Gamers’ Guild

New Program of the Year
Glow Walk, Student Nurses’ Association

Greek New Member of the Year
Craig J. Buick, Omega Delta Sigma Fraternity

Greek Scholar of the Year
Adam G. Lembaris and Jonathan R. Sutcliffe, Omega Delta Sigma Fraternity

Greek Academic Achievement Award
Omega Delta Sigma Fraternity

Penn College Community Betterment Program of the Year
The Open Floor, Tia G. La

Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Recipients
David A. Gadalla, Lauren S. Herr and Danielle R. Wesneski

Sworn in as the 2018-19 Student Government Association Executive Board were:

Everett B. Appleby, president
David A. Gadalla, executive vice president
Patrick C. Ferguson, vice president of finance
Alexandria D. “Ali” Petrizzi, vice president of public relations

– Photos by J.J. Boettcher, student photographer

It was a big night for the Omega Delta Sigma veterans fraternity, represented for one of its many awards by Efrem K. Foster. Adding to the smiles is Allison A. Bressler, assistant director of student activities for programming and Greek life.
It was a big night for the Omega Delta Sigma veterans fraternity, represented for one of its many awards by Efrem K. Foster. Adding to the smiles is Allison A. Bressler, assistant director of student activities for programming and Greek life.

Front row (from left): Monteleone, Santaella, Wesneski, Regina M. Peluzzo (holding awards for fraternity colleagues Sutcliffe and Lembaris), Gadalla, Josephina L. Bair (representing the Gamers' Guild), James C. Temoshenko (from the Game Development Club) and Herr. Back row (from left): John A. Gondy (Omega Delta Sigma), Buick, Cutter M. Hall (Omega Delta Sigma), Beaver, John M. Matthews (representing the Student Nurses' Association) and Foster.
Front row (from left): Monteleone, Santaella, Wesneski, Regina M. Peluzzo (holding awards for fraternity colleagues Sutcliffe and Lembaris), Gadalla, Josephina L. Bair (representing the Gamers’ Guild), James C. Temoshenko (from the Game Development Club) and Herr. Back row (from left): John A. Gondy (Omega Delta Sigma), Buick, Cutter M. Hall (Omega Delta Sigma), Beaver, John M. Matthews (representing the Student Nurses’ Association) and Foster.

Guest speaker Dusty J. (Brooks) Zeyn, a military veteran who holds two diplomas from Penn College – an associate degree in legal assistant/paralegal (2004) and a bachelor's in legal assistant/paralegal studies (2005) – is Mansfield University's associate director of housing.
Guest speaker Dusty J. (Brooks) Zeyn, a military veteran who holds two diplomas from Penn College – an associate degree in legal assistant/paralegal (2004) and a bachelor’s in legal assistant/paralegal studies (2005) – is Mansfield University’s associate director of housing.

Student luminaries move through the buffet line,
Student luminaries move through the buffet line,

Student luminaries move through the buffet line,
Last year’s Adviser of the Year, the Penn College Motorsports Association’s Christopher H. Van Stavoren, introduces the 2017-18 honoree. Beside him at the podium is Sal Vitko, assistant director of student activities for student organizations and orientation.

Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities, joins in the accolades.
Anthony J. Pace, director of student activities, joins in the accolades.

Next year's SGA president is sworn into office by outgoing President Caleb E. Cartmell ...
Next year’s SGA president is sworn into office by outgoing President Caleb E. Cartmell …

... who earlier presented Senator of the Year honors to Santaella.
… who earlier presented Senator of the Year honors to Santaella.

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