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PHOTOS: NRHH recognizes outstanding faculty

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PHOTOS: NRHH recognizes outstanding faculty


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Penn State Altoona held its inaugural STARS faculty recognition ceremony sponsored by the Blue and White chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary.

The NRHH is the only international organization that exclusively recognizes leaders in the residence halls. The NRHH chapter at Penn State Altoona is designed to give local, regional, and national recognition to students making outstanding contributions to their campus and residence halls. The organization firmly believes in the value of student involvement in residence hall life and the importance of recognizing community members for going above and beyond the call of duty.

This year Altoona’s NRHH chapter members reflected on the positive impact faculty have had on them and provided all students with the opportunity to nominate an inspirational faculty member for recognition. NRHH received seventeen nominations representing thirteen talented and driven faculty members at Altoona.

There are: Margaret Benson, assistant professor of human development and family studies; Stacey Corle, instructor in curriculum and instruction; Cairsty DePasquale, assistant professor of biology; Irene Ferrara, senior instructor in engineering; Jared Frederick, part-time lecturer in history; Jutta Gsoels-Lorensen, associate professor of German, English, and comparative literature; KT Huckabee, associate professor of integrative arts and dance; James Julian, assistant professor of biology; Lara LeDage, assistant professor of biology; Christopher Oliver, senior instructor in mathematics; Esther Siegfried, assistant professor of biology; Megan Simpson, assistant professor of English and women’s studies; and Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such phenomenal professors on our campus,” states NRHH president Karlie Esworthy . “These individuals provide our students with inspiration and motivation to succeed in their academic and personal goals. It is clear that the faculty we have recognized have been an inspiration to the Penn State Altoona community.”

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