Seniors

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Oluwasanmi Ariyo Biomedical Engneerng (BS)

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Leadership

Corporate Liasion for the National Society for Black Engineers, Peer Mentor for the Millennium Scholars program 

Service

Started the "What's You Passion?" festival at my high school to encourage students to recognize and act on their passions. This has been an annual event that I help plan every year

Awards

 2014 Bezos Scholar , Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minorities (ABRCMS) Best Poster Award (Engineering), Amongst Men Inc. Walking in Honors Award, Penn State Millennium Scholar

Scholarships

Penn State Class of 1926 Scholarship Recipient 2016 Millennium Scholars, Raise.Me, Comcast Leaders and Achievers, Taylor Community Foundation

Internships

Research: Summer 2017 (EBICS REU @ UIUC) -  My research lies within the field of tissue engineering and biological machines, where I analyze and differentiate muscle cells to see if various mechanisms can better develop these cells in vitro compared to muscle cells that develop within the human body.  Summer 2016 - (Create REU @ PSU) - My project focuses on understanding the fatigue response of hard calcified clots that can lead to the design of new surgical techniques for removing such clots during acute stroke. This project uses a finite element analysis tool like COMSOL Multiphysics to predict the time-dependent evolution of stress fields in a clot subjected to cyclic pressure fields. Academic Year - I work on various projects within Dr. Kristina Neely's Force & Cognition Lab Internships - Undergraduate Research Intern at Penn State and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

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Kennedey Bell Fr & Francophone Std (UMNR)
Journalism (BA)
Political Science (UMNR)

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Leadership

News reporter, ComRadio; member, Ambitions Performance Company; editorial editor, Explorer (high school)

Service

Member, National Honor Society (high school)

Awards

President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold)

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Paul Birch History (UMNR)
Risk Management (BS)
Statistics (UMNR)

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Leadership

Penn State Actuarial Science Club - President, Penn State Quiz Bowl - President, Sapphire Leadership Academic Program - Distinguished Member, Service: Music Service Club - Member, Catholic Campus Ministries - Lector

Awards

President's Freshman Award, Society of Actuaries Exams P, FM - Passed, Dean's List - Fall 2015 - Present, Valedictorian - High School

Scholarships

DW Simpson Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship

Internships

Aetna - Summer 2018, SOA Actuary of the Future Section Council - 2018, Liberty Mutual - Summer 2017, Kuzneski Insurance Group - Summer 2016

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Christina Boutselis Earth Science & Plcy (BS)
Energy Bus & Finance (UMNR)
Political Science (UMNR)

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Leadership

Resident Assistant, President of Penn State's Armenian Student Association

Awards

Penn State University Provost’s Award, President's Freshman Award, Dean's List

Scholarships

Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship, The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Strickler Honors Scholarship

Internships

Internships Constituent Services Intern at the District Office of Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach, Business Development Intern at Dynamic Energy Research Research Assistant for the Kaye Biogeochemistry Lab Group Study Abroad Iceland - The Green Program: Renewable Energy & Sustainability 

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Taylor Campbell-Phipps Biobehavioral Health (BS)
Biology (UMNR)

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Leadership

Member, Penn State women’s soccer team; ENCL Players Development Academy (high school); ENCL Challenge Football Club (high school); member, ODP regional team (high school); National Identity Camp (high school)

Scholarships

NASA Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium recipient 

Internships

Intern, Office of International Programs Research - Working in the kinesiology departments researching leadership style and group dynamics in the medical emergency department and how these non-technical skills affect adverse outcomes in the healthcare industry. 

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Matthew Driban Biochem & Molec Biol (BS)

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Leadership

Doctor Outreach Chair, Remote Area Medical Penn State; Member, Science LionPride; Learning Assistant, Eberly College of Science

Service

Mount Nittany Medical Center, Remote Area Medical, State College Area School District V.I.P.S Tutoring Center

Awards

Schreyer Honors College, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean's List, DAAD-RISE, Euroscholar, First place for best oral research presentation across all categories at the Euroscholars Midstay Conference at KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium)

Scholarships

Louis A. Martarano Grant, Schreyer Academic Excellence Scholarship

Internships

Genomics, Frank Pugh Lab, Penn State Center for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation; Pharmacogenomics, Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg Lab, Karolinska Institutet Department of Physiology and Pharmacology; Leukemia Biology, Peter Aplan Lab, National Institutes of Health Center for Cancer Research; Human Genetics, Christiane Zweier Lab, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen Humangenetisches Institut

Languages

Spanish

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Reilly Ebbs History (BA)
Jewish Studies (UMNR)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)
Holocaust Studies (UCT)
Anthropology (BA)

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Leadership

Chief Justice of Penn State Judicial Board, Chairperson for Student Organization Conduct Committee, PR director for Penn State Ambulance service

Awards

Felsburg/Gohn Leadership Award

Scholarships

Chaiken Scholarship

Internships

Research intern with the Office of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship

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Rachel Ebner Non Crdt Professionl Develpmnt
Marketing (BS)
Psychology (UMNR)
Psychology (BS)

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Leadership

Penn State Prime Executive Board, Public Relations Director; Sapphire Leadership Academic Program, Leadership Development Chair, Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity

Awards

Ralph H. Wherry Senior Service Award, Robert W. "Bear" Koehler Award, Evan Pugh Scholar Award, President's Freshman Award

Internships

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Marketing Co-op, Smeal Behavioral Lab Research Assistant, Group Identity and Social Perception Lab Research Assistant

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Juan Gomez Lorente Economics (UMNR)
Industrial Engr (BS)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)

Blog

Leadership

Dressage Club President

Internships

PwC Advance Internship - Health Industries Management Consulting

Languages

Spanish, English, French

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Krista Grennan Imnlgy & Infctus Dis (BS)
Sociology (BS)

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Leadership

Lead Teaching Assistant for Race and Ethnic Relations; Member of Global Medical Brigades and Penn State Build Brigades; Agricultural Science Day Discovery Host; Schreyer Honors College Spend a Summer Day Panelist/Tour Guide

Service

Saint Clare’s Hospital Emergency Department Volunteer; Saint Clare’s Hospital Patient Transport Office Volunteer

Awards

Schreyer Honors College Scholar; Paterno Fellows Program; Dean's List (2015, 2016, 2017); Schreyer Honors College Grant Recipient; College of the Agricultural Sciences Grant Recipient

Scholarships

Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship; College of Agricultural Sciences Theola F. Thevaos Honors Scholarship; College of Agricultural Sciences Oswald Scholarship

Internships

Research: Paulson Laboratory (Fall 2016 - Present); Independent Study in the Department of Sociology and Criminology (Fall 2016); Hughes Laboratory (Spring 2016 - Summer 2016) Internships: Clinical Cardiology Shadowing

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Nakul Grover English (MA)
Chemical Engineering (BS)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)
English (BA)

Blog

Leadership

Resident Assistant, Hindi Tutor, Leadership Jumpstart

Awards

Erickson Discovery Grant

Scholarships

Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship, Resident Assistant Grant, Graduate Teaching Grant, PLA Travel Grant

Internships

Writing Intern for PSU News at College of Earth & Mineral Sciences; Marketing Strategy at Shubhpuja.com. Research - "Impact of immigration in South Asia: Burmese immigrants in Bangladesh",

Languages

English, Hindi, French, Bengali

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Jane Hatzell Biobehavioral Health (BS)
Spanish (UMNR)

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Leadership

Assistant Program Coordinator and Penn State Collegiate Recovery Community, THON Chair for Penn State Club Field Hockey team

Service

THON Chair for PSU Club Field Hockey Team, Practiced English with Spanish faculty in Hospital General de Almansa, Spain during a 5 week internship

Awards

Schreyer Honors Scholar, Bunton Waller Fellow, Dean's List 2015-2017

Scholarships

Bunton Waller Scholarship, Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship

Internships

Research - Research Assistant in the PRO Health Lab at Penn State (BBH lab). Internships - Summer research intern at University of Pennsylvania in the Women's Health Clinical Research Center, Intern for Atlantis Project: Medical Fellowship Abroad. 

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John Iffert Civil Engineering (BS)
Philosophy (UMNR)

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Leadership

Teaching Assistant, Leadership Jumpstart   Venture Developer, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship

Service

President, Apollo for THON Lector, Penn State Catholic Campus Ministries  Eagle Scout

Awards

Grand Challenge Scholars Program, 2017

Internships

Transportation Planning and Traffic Operations Intern, Kimley-Horn and Associates Construction Management Intern, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company 

Languages

Spanish

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Ryan Jaeger Info Sciences & Tech (UMNR)
Mathematics (BS)

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Leadership

Member, Penn State Marching Blue Band; president, National Honor Society (high school)

Service

Eagle Scout

Awards

Dean’s List

Internships

Intern, Sedona Corporation

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Joash Lake Biochem & Molec Biol (BS)

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Leadership

Member, University of the Virgin Island’s Jazz Ensemble; president, Interaction Action Club (high school)

Service

Volunteer, Roy Lester Schneider Hospital; volunteer, Salvation Army

Awards

Penn State University Provost’s Award

Scholarships

Millennium Scholarship, Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Award

Internships

Member, Undergraduate Research Society

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Daniel Lee Economics (BS)
Finance (BS)

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Leadership

Theta Delta Chi: President, THON Family Relations Chair, Academic Chair

Service

Volunteer, Wake County Habitat for Humanity (high school)

Awards

President’s Freshman Award; Dean’s List, Fall 2015

Scholarships

Provost Scholarship; Schreyer Honors College Endowment for Academic Excellence Scholarship

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Hayley Lengenfelder English (UMNR)
Finance (BS)
Internatl Business (UMNR)

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Leadership

Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity: Vice President of Performance; Nittany Lion Fund: Director of Economic Analysis; The Pennharmonics a cappella group: Business Manager; Risk Management Department: Teaching Assistant

Awards

Published poetry in Kalliope Undergraduate Literary Magazine; Published articles presented at an eco-writing conference

Scholarships

Cambria County Distinguished Young Woman

Internships

Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Sales and Trading Intern Study Abroad: Aix-en-Provence, France

Languages

English, Spanish, French, American Sign Language

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Andy Luo Computer Science (BS)
Electrical Engr (BS)

Blog

Leadership

Audio Engineering Society President; State High Computer Science Club Founder

Awards

Dean’s List, Fall 2015

Scholarships

Leonhard Engineering Scholars Program, Schreyer Scholarship

Internships

Research - The Photonic and Optoelectronic Devices Group; Applied Research Lab - Cognitive Autonomy Group Internships - Eberly College of Science Web Textbook Project; Siemens Energy Management

Languages

English, Mandarin

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Colleen Mcbride Advt/Publ Relations (BA)
Digtal Med Trnd & Analy (UMNR)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)

Blog

Leadership

Director of Outreach & Development, Empower Orphans; Captain, Penn State Dance Marathon

Awards

Dean's List

Scholarships

Schreyer Honors College Academic Excellence Scholarship, PepsiCo Excel Scholarship

Internships

Creative Marketing Intern, Schreyer Honors College (2017-Present); Strategic Advertising Intern, Allen & Gerritsen (Summer '18); Public Relations Intern, Vault Communications (Summer '17), Marketing Intern, Thomas J. Paul (Summer '16)

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Symone Mccollum African American Std (UMNR)
Educ & Public Policy (BS)

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Leadership

Receptionist assistant, Paul Robeson Cultural Center; Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest Planning Committee; student teacher (high school); member, media team for Girl Pop 2015 (high school)

Service

Literacy tutor (high school); volunteer, Philadelphia Welcoming Center (high school); activist, Philadelphia public schools budget cuts (high school)

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Natalia Nigay Aerospace Engr (BS)
Russian (BA)

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Leadership

Lunar Lion Structures Subsystem Lead; Teaching Assistant at the Learning Factory; Team Member, PSU Zephyrus Project

Service

Volunteer at Centre County PAWS

Awards

Dean's List; Dobro Slovo, Slavic Honor Society; Sigma Gamma Tau, Aerospace Engineering Honor Society

Scholarships

Academic Excellence Scholarship; Foreign Language and Area Studues (FLAS) Fellowship 2016 academic year; Thompson Engineering Scholarship; Thompson Germanic and Slavic Scholarship

Internships

Lunar Lion Summer Team

Languages

Russian and English

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Dean Pandelaras Economics (UMNR)
Mathematics (BS)

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Leadership

Member, THON Finance Committee; member, Cedar Cliff Student Council (high school); treasurer and president, Technology Student Association (high school)

Service

Volunteer, Greek Orthodox Youth of America (high school)

Awards

Valedictorian, high school

Internships

Member, Undergraduate Research Society

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Kandice Pettaway African American Std (UMNR)
Science (BS)

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Leadership

Member, National Society of Black Engineers; member, Penn State African Student Association; member, Penn State Women of Color Empowerment Group; participant, Penn State Women in Engineering Program Orientation; participant, Penn State Engineering Orientation Network

Service

Volunteer, Frances Fuchs Early Childhood Special Learning Center (high school); volunteer, Food and Friends (high school)

Scholarships

Millennium Scholarship

Internships

Intern, Allen and Shariff Engineering; intern, Whiting Turner Contracting Company

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Olivia Richards Entrprnershp & Innov (UMNR)
Mathematics (BS)
Smeal Business Cert (UCT)

Blog

Leadership

Member, Science LionPride; member, Eberly College of Science Climate and Diversity Committee; member, Pride of the Lions Pep Band; member, Rules and Regulations Committee (THON); Events Chairperson, Penn State College Democrats

Awards

Salutatorian, high school

Scholarships

Millennium Scholarship

Internships

Research assistant, Penn State College of IST; Researcher, Penn State Department of Meteorology

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William Swart Infor Systems Mangmt (UMNR)
Sply Chain/Info Syst (BS)

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Leadership

Smeal Citizenship Conference 2018 Executive Director. A-7 THON organization Finance Chair

Service

Beaver Stadium Zero Waste Ambassador

Awards

Advanced Placement Scholar

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Mi Ni Tzou Sociology (BA)
Glbl & Intrntl Studs (BA)
Comm Arts & Sciences (BA)

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Leadership

Former Facilitator, World in Conversation Social Activist, Movement against changes to school curriculum guidelines in Taiwan Organizer, the Correlation between Taiwan and Literature Series Conferences.

Service

Volunteer, Chilin Education Foundation; Goodwill Ambassador, Zhong-Lun Senior High School (high school); volunteer, Appendectomy Project (high school); volunteer, Love-Tree Social Welfare Foundation (high school); volunteer, anti-nuclear campaign (high school); activist, Sunflower Movement (high school)

Awards

2017 Erickson Discovery Grant Recipient

Internships

Oral History, Undergraduate Thesis Conduct an oral history of Homeward Movement, a Taiwanese Independence Movement in the 1980s-1990s.  Research Assistant, the Association of Religion Data Archives        Feb. 2018 – present Do a wide variety of tasks, including: testing out new features on the website, doing web searches, creating labels files from codebooks, and assisting the graduate students working on the project.   Research Assistant, World in Conversation                                                                                                                     Spring 2017 Work on an evaluation research on Western-Eastern Dialogues. Legislator Assistant Internship, Congress Office of Legislator, Ker, Chien-Ming

Languages

Mandarin, English

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Erika Veiszlemlein Internatl Business (UMNR)
Sply Chain/Info Syst (BS)
Spanish (UMNR)

Blog

Leadership

Music Service Club Service Vice President Penn State Council of Lionhearts Penn State Eco Reps Penn State Mock Trial

Service

Music Service Club, Council of Lionhearts

Awards

Laurel Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service

Scholarships

National Merit Scholarship

Internships

The Hershey Company - Intern Dow Chemical - Intern Research on the counterfeit semi-conductor supply chain at Smeal College of Business Study Abroad: Ronda, Spain summer of 2016