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Praiseworthy students, groups honored at annual event

The 2018-19 Student Activities Awards, presented this past week in the Keystone Dining Room, honored Penn College students, their faculty/staff mentors and the campus organizations that thrive through their involvement.

Among the evening’s recipients:

Student Leader of the Year
Natascha G. Santaella

New Student Leader of the Year
Serena V. Bergeron

Adviser of the Year
Carl J. Bower Jr., Horticulture Technicians Association

Outstanding Student Organization of the Year
Baja SAE
Penn College Construction Association

Most Improved Student Organization of the Year
Wildcat Online Gaming Association

Outstanding Senator of the Year
Jordan M. Scott, School of Construction & Design Technologies

Student Leader Committed to Social Justice and Diversity
Adri S. Lee

Outstanding Community Service Program of the Year
Way’s Garden Scarecrows, Horticulture Technicians Association

Outstanding Philanthropy of the Year
Taco Tuesday, Omega Delta Sigma Fraternity

Outstanding Program of the Year
BJ’s (Ben & Jerry’s) in Your PJs
Students Tasia A. Werkmeister and Adri S. Lee

New Program of the Year
5K Silkie Run, Omega Delta Sigma Fraternity

Fraternity Member of the Year
Emily J. Jones, Omega Delta Sigma Fraternity

Fraternity New Member of the Year
Duncan C. McSain, Phi Mu Delta Fraternity

Fraternity Academic Achievement Award
Omega Delta Sigma Fraternity

Fraternity Scholar of the Year
Emily J. Jones, Omega Delta Sigma Fraternity

Penn College Community Betterment Program of the Year
Students Speak
Lynaugh H. Bobst, Ethan M. McKenzie, Brianna E. Milden, Jennifer Nicholson, Dessa D. Valisno and Alane D. Zellars-Howard

Student Leader Legacy Scholarship Recipients
Joseph F. DiBucci and Nathaniel H. Lyon

Sworn in as the 2019-20 Student Government Association Executive Board were:

Patrick C. Ferguson, president
Michael E. Highland, executive vice president
Ryan P. Farabaugh, vice president of internal relations
Katherine A. “Kat” Downes, vice president of public relations
David Eaton, vice president of financial affairs

– Photos by J.J. Boettcher, student photographer

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