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Sue Paterno To Receive Lt. Michael P. Murphy Distinguished Citizen Award

The Navy League of the United States’ Central Pennsylvania Council will honor Sue Paterno on November 12 at its benefit dinner for Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps at the Penn Stater.

The Navy League of Central PA, self-described as an organization “dedicated to nonpartisan, enhanced public understanding and awareness of the missions and challenges facing today’s Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine, as well as advocating for  the well-being of the men and women of each of the services,” will honor Sue Pa for service to Penn State and the community at large, as well as her philanthropic endeavors.

Mrs. Paterno needs no introduction, but her list of achievements is certainly vast and varied. She is a member of the University’s National Development Council, was named Renaissance Woman of the Year in 1996, became a distinguished alumna in 2004, and helped fundraise for the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center and library, among her many involvements and lifetime of service as the “matriarch” of Penn State.

According to the Navy League, the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Distinguished Citizen Award “is given to a non-active-duty person whose character, distinguished military or civilian service and stature draw wholesome comparison to the qualities for which the Central Pennsylvania Council of the Navy League strives.” Murphy, a Penn State alumnus after whom the Veterans Plaza is named, was awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor in 2007.

Tickets can be purchased by inquiring via email.

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Noel Purcell

Noel Purcell is Onward State's Features Editor. He's a senior Supply Chain major, but is going to law school at some point in the future and masquerades as a writer for now. He continues to disappoint his ancestors by being a complete Irish stereotype. His email is [email protected] because there were no other Noels before him. His ex-wife got the good half of his bio in the divorce settlement.

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