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Student Affairs staff members receive honors

6/5/2009 —

Three members of the Penn State Beaver Office of Student Affairs were honored at the University-wide Student Affairs Student Staff Awards and Recognition Program held recently at Penn State's University Park campus.

Amy Gartley, associate director of student affairs, and Jessica Jackson, coordinator of residence life and student activities, along with several other University staff members, won the Outstanding Program of the Year Award. They were honored for their leadership in planning and coordinating the ‘MLK Day On........Not a Day Off’ program during the January 2009 Dr. Martin Luther King national holiday. The program engaged more than 100 students and staff members from multiple Penn State campuses in a daylong effort to serve the needs of various non-profit organizations in Beaver County.

Larissa McDoniel, student personal and career counselor, received an Honorable Mention in the Outstanding Program of the Year Award category for her program, ‘Mocktails & Myth Busters.’ The program focused on creating student discussions to break myths about college drinking, smoking and other drug use as well as discussions about PA laws, trends and healthy living.

Gartley can be contacted at asb1@psu.edu or (724) 773-3956, Jackson at jrj15@psu.edu or (724) 773-3947, and McDoniel at lbm12@psu.edu or (724) 773-3961.

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