Thank you for taking the time to nominate those who work hard to create a robust, engaging, and community-centered experience at Penn State Altoona. We love the opportunity to show off those who make a difference each day and to honor the pursuit of excellence! Nominations for the 2023 Student Awards close on March 1 at 5:00 p.m. Awardees will be honored at the annual Student Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.
Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award
This award recognizes students from throughout the entire University whose outstanding qualities of character, scholarship, leadership, and citizenship have been directed into student programs and services. All Penn State Altoona students of sophomore standing and above are eligible. Scholarship is a primary criterion for selection, in tandem with a record of outstanding service to the campus. To nominate someone for this award, the nominator and nominee must complete the packet found here.
Submit a Nomination for the Walker Award
Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award
This award recognizes a student, student organization, faculty, or staff member who has demonstrated through deed and activities, their commitment to perpetuate the goals and ideals communicated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Submit a Nomination for the MLK Humanitarian Award
Student Organization of the Year Award
This award recognizes a student organization, which has exhibited outstanding campus and community service as well as excellence in programming. The recipient organization may be nominated by any Penn State Altoona student and is selected by a vote of the entire Student Senate.
Submit a Nomination for Organization of the Year
Student Organization Adviser of the Year Award
This award recognizes any student organization adviser who exhibits outstanding service to an organization. The recipient is nominated by any member of a Penn State Altoona student organization and is selected by a vote of the entire Student Senate.
Submit a Nomination for Student Organization Adviser of the Year
Student Organization President Awards
This award is presented to an organization president based on outstanding leadership within the organization, achievements while in office, and serving as a role model and motivating force within the organization. Eligible students will have to serve in the role of president of a full year (two consecutive semesters) to be considered.
Submit a Nomination for Student Organization President
Student Activities Leadership Awards
These awards recognize first and second-year students who are actively involved in student organizations, volunteer efforts and/or the community. These individuals have made a conscious and consistent effort to positively influence fellow students, promote involvement to students and have contributed significantly to enhancing student life. Through their leadership, the students have displayed pride in being a part of Penn State Altoona and tried to instill the same pride among fellow students. Recipients may only receive this honor once.
Submit a Nomination for Student Activities Leadership
Outstanding Achievement in Programming Award
This award is presented to a student organization that has sponsored or co-sponsored a successful program that was open to the campus. Events to be considered may include service, educational, diversity, and social programs, which enhance the quality of campus life.
Submit a Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Programming
Servant Leader Award
This award recognizes an individual who has provided exemplary leadership in the area of volunteerism and philanthropy benefiting the campus, surrounding communities, or community agencies.
Submit a Nomination for Servant Leader
Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award
This award recognizes any faculty or staff person who exhibits innovation and creativity in classroom teaching methods and techniques. The recipient may be nominated by any Penn State Altoona student and is selected by a vote of the entire Student Senate.
Submit a Nomination for Excellence in Classroom Teaching
Excellence in Academic Advising Award
This award recognizes any faculty or staff person who exhibits performance above and beyond established expectations for an academic adviser. The recipient is nominated by any Penn State Altoona student and is selected by a vote of the entire Student Senate.