All-Staff Update

2024 UE Luncheon and Awards

2024 UE Luncheon and Awards

Undergraduate Education's annual staff luncheon and recognitition event was held on Friday, May 3 in the Senate Room at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. This year's Staff Excellence Awards were presented to:

Becki Leonard
Assistant Director for Transition Programs, Student Orientation and Transition Programs

Lacey McKivison
Administrative Support Assistant, Office for Summer Session and Student Engagement Network

Thank you, Becki and Lacey, for your exceptional work and contributions to UE and the University!

Many other UE staff were recognized for their years of service to Penn State.

5 years of service
Laura Cruz, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Shidika Goode, Student Success Center
Nick Perri, Information Technology
Brandon Schadle, Penn State Learning

10 years of service
Kathy Garren, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Joseph Ianiero, Morgan Academic Center
Roger Lynch, Information Technology
Beth Neumann, Air Force ROTC
David Smith, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Tanja St Pierre, Division of Undergraduate Studies

15 years of service
Tammy Bowersox, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Hilleary Himes, Division of Undergraduate Studies
Michael Zeman, Student Engagement Network

20 years of service
Irma Giannetti, Division of Undergraduate Studies

25 years of service
Deborah Kern, Naval ROTC
Jeffrey Warner, Division of Undergraduate Studies

30 years of service
Jim Weaver, Morgan Academic Center

35 years of service
Scott Fotorny, Information Technology

Congratulations to all those reaching milestones, and thank you everyone that was able to attend! We look forward to celebrating again next year.

Events and Deadlines

6/1 Palmer Museum of Art Public Opening
6/3 Maymester Classes End
6/3 NSF-GRFP Session 2 Getting Started: Pre-planning your application with Dr. Catherine Berdanier | Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring
6/5 Maymester Final Exams
6/7 Inclusive Active Learning | Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
6/10–6/12 Opportunity Institute | Office of the Vice Provost and Dean
6/12 NSF-GRFP Session 3 Your future is unwritten: Learn how entering a “dreaming mindset” can enhance your Personal and Research Statements with Autumn Deitrick (2021 NSF GRFP Awardee) | Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring
6/13, 6/16 Study Smarter Workshop | Penn State Learning
6/18 NSF-GRFP Session 4 Understanding the Review Process with Dr. Beth Johnson | Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring
6/19 Juneteenth Holiday, No Classes
6/21 First Six-Week Session Classes End
6/24 First Six-Week Session Final Exams
6/24 Summer Welcome Begins | Student Orientation and Transition Programs
6/26 Second Six-Week Session Classes Begin
6/27 NSF-GRFP Session 5 Developing your Broader Impacts Plan with Dr. Tiffany Mathews | Undergraduate Research and Fellowships Mentoring
6/28 Endorsement: Inclusive and Equitable Teaching | Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence

June is national Pride Month.