Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards

To nominate yourself or an individual for any of the following awards, please complete the Alumni Awards Nomination Form.

Award Descriptions

Penn State Altoona Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes alumni of our college who have attained a significant level of accomplishment in their careers or contributed significantly to the betterment of society. Candidates possess a record of achievement that distinguishes them as leaders in their profession and/or community.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2006 Ronald L. Mallett, Ph.D. 
  • 2007 Marianne Misciagna Young, M.D. 
  • 2008 John R. Powley 
  • 2009 William J. Castle 
  • 2010 Donald Devorris 
  • 2011 Joseph G. Pizarchik

Penn State Altoona Alumni Achievement Award

The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni of our college who have distinguished themselves through career achievement, community involvement, and/or involvement with our college.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2006 Mark W. Twardon 
  • 2007 Thomas R. Smith 
  • 2008 The Holtzinger Family 
  • 2009 State Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. 
  • 2010 The Fochler Family 
  • 2011 Rex H. Kaup

Penn State Altoona Distinguished Service Award

The Penn State Altoona Distinguished Service Award recognizes alumni or friends of our college who have significantly contributed to Penn State Altoona by volunteering their talent and time on behalf of our institution.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2006 R. Lee Hite 
  • 2007 Investment Savings Bank 
  • 2008 Judith A. Rossi 
  • 2009 Sheetz, Inc. 
  • 2010 Penn State Altoona Advisory Board 
  • 2011 Amy B. Seltzer

Penn State Altoona Honorary Alumni Award

The Honorary Alumni Award recognizes outstanding individuals, who, though not graduates of the University, have significantly contributed to Penn State Altoona through their commitment and service.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2006 Shirley A. Pechter 
  • 2007 Rosalind E. “Roz” Sky 
  • 2008 John P. Kazmaier 
  • 2009 Kenneth A. Womack, Ph.D. 
  • 2010 Mike Reid 
  • 2011 Janet L. Castle