Multicultural Resource Center To Present Annual Awards

Penn State’s Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) will present its annual awards this afternoon “to honor graduating seniors and faculty/staff that have done a phenomenal job at promoting diversity and multiculturalism on campus.” The 24th annual awards reception will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Robb Hall in the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

Seven students and three faculty members will be honored after remarks from President Eric Barron.

“The Multicultural Resource Center Awards reception recognizes the outstanding contributions of senior students, staff, and faculty that make Penn State a more welcoming and inclusive environment for multicultural students,” said MRC director Moses Davis. “Individuals are nominated by members of the Penn State community and selected by a team of staff members who work in the Multicultural Resource Center.”

The following members of the Penn State community will be honored:

Faculty/Staff Award presented by Dr. Marcus Whitehurst
Dawn Amsberry, Associate Librarian, Library Learning Services, University Libraries
Rhonda BeLue, Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration, College of Health and Human Development

John Romano Faculty/Staff Award presented by Dr. Marcus Whitehurst
Robert Loeb, Associate Professor of Biology and Forestry, Penn State DuBois

Academic Scholarship Award presented by Diane Farnsworth
Brooke Durham, History and International Politics, College of the Liberal Arts

Inspiring Student Leader Award presented by Mike Wityk
Eric Scott-Murphy, Information Sciences and Technology, College of Information Sciences and Technology

Student Leadership Award presented by Dr. Dayze Florencio
Jesus Hinojosa, Psychology and Economics, College of the Liberal Arts

Resilient Student Award presented by Mike Wood
Victoria Glaude, Journalism, College of Communications

Volunteer Service Award presented by Dara Sanoubane
Arjun Vyas, Biology, Eberly College of Science

Student Organization Award presented by Dr. Vernon Carraway
National Council of Negro Women

Student Speaker Award presented by Debra Simpson-Buchanan
Rhoda Moise, Biobehavioral Health, College of Health and Human Development

“There were many impeccable nominees this year,” said MRC administrative assistant Megan Nollman. “We are so pleased to be able to recognize the hard work and commitment of our graduating seniors and faculty. You won’t want to miss our Student Speaker, Rhoda Moise, as she describes her Penn State experience.”

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Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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