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Eight Penn Staters Selected To Receive 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award

Eight Penn State alumni have been selected to receive the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award, the university announced Wednesday.

The award is Penn State’s highest honor presented to its alumni. The Board of Trustees has invited the following eight Penn Staters to accept the award in 2021:

Lisa S. Baird: Baird is the commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Liberal Arts in 1982 and her master’s degree in business administration from the Smeal College of Business in 1984.

Carl T. Berquist: Berquist is the retired executive vice president and chief financial officer of Marriott International, Inc. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Smeal College of Business in 1974.

Dr. Cedric X. Bryant: Bryant is the president and chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise. He earned his master’s degree in physical education in 1984, and his doctorate in physiology in 1989 from interdisciplinary fields/the College of Health and Human Development.

David A. Donohue: Donohue is the founder and president of International Human Resources Development Corporation. He earned his doctorate in petroleum and natural gas engineering from the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences in 1963.

Dr. Louis A. Ivey: Ivey is a surgeon with Louis A. Ivey M.D. and Associates. He earned his bachelor’s degree in arts and letters from the College of the Liberal Arts in 1953.

Keith. E. Masser: Masser is the chief executive officer of Sterman Masser, Inc., owner of Fresh Solutions Farms, LLC, and chairman of Keystone Potato Products, LLC. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from the College of Engineering in 1973.

Charlotte B. McLaughlin: McLaughlin is the president and CEO of PNC Financial Services. She earned her bachelor’s in accounting from the Smeal College of Business in 1975.

Brian T. Olsavsky: Olsavsky is the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Amazon.com, Inc. He earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering in 1985.

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