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Nearly Three Dozen ‘Awesome Women’ Students Recognized

Awesome Penn College students gather for a group photo following their reception.
Awesome Penn College students gather for a group photo following their reception.
Keynote speaker Meagan Murray ('09, human services), volunteer coordinator for Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA, talks about the power of one person making a significant impact in small and large ways.
Keynote speaker Meagan Murray (’09, human services), volunteer coordinator for Roads to Freedom Center for Independent Living of North Central PA, talks about the power of one person making a significant impact in small and large ways.
A full house in the PDC's Mountain Laurel Room listens intently to Murray's words.
A full house in the PDC’s Mountain Laurel Room listens intently to Murray’s words.
The front table was decorated with succulent plants, given to each nominee in addition to a certificate and jewelry for sale from the BeadForLife, a nonprofit, fair trade organization empowering women in Uganda.
The front table was decorated with succulent plants, given to each nominee in addition to a certificate and jewelry for sale from the BeadForLife, a nonprofit, fair trade organization empowering women in Uganda.

Thirty-three Penn College students were welcomed Monday evening as the latest Awesome Women Exemplars during Student Activities’ 10th annual reception. Held in the Mountain Laurel Room of the Thompson Professional Development Center, the event included a welcome by Kimberly R. Cassel, director of student activities, and a keynote address by Meagan Murray, honored by the college in 2009 with an Alumni Citizenship/Humanitarian Award.

Students inducted as this year’s Awesome Women Exemplars:

Kacey S. Ammerman, nursing
Sarah L. Bensinger, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration
Sarah Boyer, dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration
Gracie R. Cooper, construction management
Meagan L. Dosch, business administration: marketing concentration
Heidi M. Elliott, pre-nursing
Abbygail G. Halderman, nursing
Eileen N. Harrington, technology management
Jessa T. Hockenbury, architectural technology
Erica L. Houck, dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration
Megan E. Imrisek, nursing
Morgan N. Keyser, graphic design
Kavitha R. Kolangaden, pre-physician assistant
Valerie L. Komarnicki, business administration: marketing concentration
Victoria L. Kostecki, technology management
Brianna M. Latovich, nursing
Gabrielle M. Leister, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration
Emily K. Lutz, applied management
Cassandra B. Mohr, dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration
Norma T. Montesino, early childhood education
Rebecca L. Rizzo, applied management
Adele E. Roeder, business administration: human resource management concentration
Nicole M. Sailor, applied human services
Heather M. Shaffer, human services
Jordan E. Stephenson, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration
Erin L. Sullivan, applied human services
Emma J. Sutterlin, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration
Morgan J. Tannery, applied health studies: occupational therapy assistant concentration
Brittany R. Terpstra, web and interactive media
Shawna M. Todaro, applied human services
Amanda R. Tyler, applied human services
Danielle M. Vanderhoof, business administration: marketing concentration
Dalaney T. Vartenisian, web and interactive media