ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona recognized outstanding employee contributions with the 2022 faculty and staff awards. Nominated by the college community and selected by various award committees, several faculty and staff members received awards. A ceremony honoring recipients will be held near the conclusion of the Fall 2022 semester.
Award recipients included:
Athleen J. Stere Teaching Award
- Stacey Corle, Associate Teaching Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
The Athleen J. Stere Teaching Award recognizes dedication to students, passion and enthusiasm for teaching, innovative teaching methods, and demonstrated, sustained excellence in teaching. The award honors Athleen J. Stere, who offered nearly four decades of distinguished teaching and service to Penn State Altoona.
Outstanding Lecturer Award
- Jennifer Carney, Part-time Lecturer in Mathematics
The Outstanding Lecturer Award recognizes excellent teaching by members of the Penn State Altoona adjunct faculty.
Outstanding Achievement in Research and Creative Activity
- Carolyn Mahan, Professor of Biology
Rather than a career achievement award, the Outstanding Achievement in Research and Creativity Award recognizes distinctive research, scholarship, or creative activity of a faculty member in any field or discipline achieved in the recent past, i.e., during the prior two to three years.
Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Mentoring
- Juan Gil, Professor of Mathematics
The Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Mentoring Award recognizes mentors of undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence in the mentoring process, as evidenced by their impact on, and the outcomes of, their mentee’s personal and professional development in the discipline.
Grace D. Long Faculty Excellence Award
- Lynn Nagle, Instructor in Education and Psychology
The Grace D. Long Faculty Excellence Award was created to recognize two faculty members who, by their performance as teachers and their work in the areas of advising, scholarship, research and service, demonstrate excellence in their profession.
Ted J. Long Staff Excellence Awards
- Frank Ciccarella, Delivery and Janitorial Worker for Facilities and Operations
- Dorothee Hendoux-Goodman, Faculty Administrative Assistant and Program Assistant
- Joseph Scott, Manager of Instructional Design
The Ted J. Long Staff Excellence Award was created to recognize three members of the Penn State Altoona staff who, by their job performance, exhibit outstanding professionalism, dedication and enthusiasm in support of the college.
Barbara Long Beck Endowed Excellence Awards
- Joan Krug, Assistant Teaching Professor of Nursing
- Angel Goldian, Divisional Administrative Assistant
The Barbara Long Beck Endowed Excellence Award was created in 2006 to honor and recognize outstanding achievement by a faculty member and staff member of Penn State Altoona who represent the field of nursing. The award was established by Kimberly M. Kennedy in memory of her mother, Barbara Long Beck, who was a loyal friend and devoted supporter of Penn State Altoona. The award celebrates Beck’s commitment to higher education and the nursing profession.