Guidance & Support Boards
The perspectives of those who know us best supplement the leadership and guidance of Honors College staff. Our advisory and volunteer boards, along with our parents council, are essential and trusted voices for the College as we strive to maintain our reputation as the nation's premier honors program.
External Advisory Board (EAB)
The External Advisory Board is composed of Penn State alumni, friends of the Schreyer Honors College, parents of Scholars, and others committed to the College realizing its mission.
The board convenes twice a year at meetings held on the University Park campus.
Board members demonstrate leadership and commitment to the College through their advice and counsel of the Dean and staff, mentorship of current Scholars, by sponsoring internships and research projects, and through personal philanthropy.View EAB Members
Robert Poole '72 Bus Chairman, External Advisory Board President and CEO, S&A Homes, Inc. CEO, Poole Anderson Construction
Robert Edwards '75 Bus, '83 MBA Vice Chairman, External Advisory Board Retired Executive Vice President, PNC Bank
Ryan Newman '01 Bus Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
William Bogdon '83 Lib Attorney at Law, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Mark Bowser '77 Bus EVP and CFO, Cox Automotive
William Donato, Jr. '94 Bus President and COO, Safegard Group Inc.
Charles Frazier '12 Bus, '12g Bus Treasurer, BDR Properties
Arthur Glenn '56 Eng Retired Vice President, General Electric Company
Lisa Hart '97 Eng Vice President, M&T Bank
Reginald Hedgebeth '89 Lib Chief Legal Officer, Capital Group American Funds
Edward Hintz '59 Bus President, Hintz Capital Management
Thomas Lindquist '86 Sci Senior Vice President/General Manager for Government Programs, Medica
Todd Lippincott '94 Lib Vice President, Global Rewards, Mars
Melissa Marshall '00 EMS Chief Compliance Officer, Westinghouse Electric Company
Edward Marx '98 Eng Executive Director, Enterprise Analytics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nathan Nair '97 Sci Neurosurgery Residency Director and Associate Professor, Georgetown University Hospital
Mark Prybutok '97 Lib Managing Director, GI Partners
Rick Riegel '85 Eng Principal, LMC Advisory
Tracy Riegel '85 HHD
Brian Schmanske '86 Eng Program Manager, U.S. Government
DrueAnne Schreyer President, BDR Properties, Inc.
Sarah Shaffer '97 Bus Rates Manager, Equitrans Midstream Corporation
Andrew Sieg '89 Bus Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
Kristin Smith '91 Bus Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Stephen Snyder '79 Eng Retired Managing Partner, Accenture (Comms/High Tech/Energy)
Brian Stern '90 Bus General Counsel, Cetera Financial Group
Kathryn Sutton '85 Lib Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Tony Talbert '99 Eng Partner, The Shidler Group
Joseph Versaggi '83 Bus Senior Vice President-Real Estate, Washington Capital Management
David Wagner '86 Bus President and CEO, Zixcorp
Edward Weber '92 Bus Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, MLB Advanced Media, LP
Richard Whitney '89 Bus Chairman and CEO, Radiology Partners, Inc.
James Wiggins '72 Com Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co.
Thomas Wilson '91 Lib Managing Partner, Frederickson Partners
Brenna Wist '77 HHD Retired Partner, KPMG
Jack Yoskowitz '89 Lib Litigation Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP
Nicolas Zavaleta '15 Bus Analyst, Hintz Capital Management
Scholar Alumni Society Board (SASB)
The Scholar Alumni Society Board is the governing body of the Scholar Alumni Society, an affiliate group of the Penn State Alumni Association. Board members lead efforts to achieve the mission of uniting and connecting alumni of the Schreyer Honors College by engaging and supporting alumni and current Scholars by giving of their time, talent, and treasure, working directly with College staff.
They sponsor the Scholar Alumni & Friends Tailgate, Homecoming Pre-Parade Tailgate, Mentoring With Honors, and Connect and serve as a strategic partner in the Alumni Admissions Interview Program for which they were recognized with the 2019 PSAA Volunteer Group Award for Young Alumni Involvement. Board members endowed the SASB Future Leaders Scholarship for upper-division Scholars demonstrating leadership in the College.
The Board meets quarterly — during the spring and fall at University Park, and winter and summer via conference call. Committees focused on Alumni & Student Engagement and Career Development & Mentorship hold monthly conference calls. Eighteen at-large members serve three-year terms and are joined by a faculty representative and a student representative. The President of the SASB sits on Alumni Council. Applications for membership are announced each fall.View SASB Members
Executive Board Members
Natalie Keller '17 Agr President Scientist, Mondelez International
Kathryn Pruss Zeltwanger '98 Lib Vice-President Deputy General Counsel, Armstrong Group
Alayna Auerbach '15 Bus Chair, Student Engagement Committee; Alumni Mentor, Schreyer for Women Freelance Management Consultant, PwC (Independent Contract)
Brian Ellis '02 Lib Chair, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee Partner/Principal, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Keith Graham '85 Eng Chair, Career Development & Mentorship Committee Senior Instructor and Assc. Chair of Undergraduate Education, Electrical, Computer Engineering Dept., University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Carol Packard '99 Lib, '18g Edu Chair, Alumni Engagement & Membership Committee Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell University College of Engineering
Samuel Bonsall '04 Lib, '04g Bus Faculty Representative; Alumni Mentor, Schreyer Consulting Group Reeves Family Early Career Professor in Accounting, Penn State Smeal College of Business
Timothy Cooney '00 Bus Senior Vice President, City National Bank (New Jersey)
Lori Feathers '90 Lib Co-Owner and Book Buyer, Interabang Books
Asia Grant '17 Bus Founder, Redoux NYC
John Hemmer '03 Eng Partner, Morgan Lewis
Basel Kayyali '96 Eng Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Ryan Koch '97 Eng Alumni Mentor, Schreyer Consulting Group Director of Strategy - Financial Services, Intapp
Emily Kowey Roth '12 Lib Attorney, Duane Morris LLP
Kristin Lambert '14 Agr, '19g Medicine Alumni Mentor, Schreyer for Women and Schreyer Medical Team Pediatric Resident Physician, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Jared Edgar McKnight '11 A&A, Lib Alumni Mentor, Scholar Ambassadors Associate and Designer, WRT Design
Aryath Narayanamangalam '22 Eng Student Representative President, Schreyer Student Council
Michael O'Connor '05 Eng Litigation Counsel, Kraken Digital Asset Exchange
Aleks Radovic-Moreno '05 Eng Venture Partner, Longwood Fund
Nikhil Shekher '16 Bus Vice President of Sales, Diversified Business Consultants, Inc.
Todd Allen '89 Eng President, Allen Energy Inc.
Jennifer Ashman '94 Bus, '96g Bus President, CX Amplified
Sheldon Bailey '05 Behrend Instructor - Department of Physics and Technology, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Cyndy Bober '15 Eng Sr. Analyst - Sales Analytics, Hilton Worldwide
Brian Clionsky '11 Bus Vice President - Debt Capital Markets Originator, Natixis
Tyler Dischinger '09 Lib Counsel, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.
Lauren Fellin '17 Bus Senior Specialist Re-marketing and Returns, The Hershey Company
Jocelyn Fitzgerald '08 Sci, '08 Lib Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Nikolai Foreman '14 Bus Senior Analyst - Renewable Fuels, Shell Energy North America
Olivia Francois '14 Agr Item Writer II, Cambium Assessment
Eric Gibney '94 Sci Program Director, Piedmont Transplant Institute (Atlanta, GA); Transplant Nephrologist, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Tamara Hambrick '05 Eng Director of Systems Engineering, Northrop Grumman
Brian Harkless '95 Eng Command Property Officer - Division Director, NAVAIR (US Navy)
Matt Heidecker '02 Behrend, '07g EMS Vice President, Plastic Services Network
Luke Henegar '19 Bus, '19 Lib Global Principal Investments Team, Bank of America
Sue Kelley '91 Lib Dean - School of Business, Arts, & Sciences, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Eleni Kornblatt '98 Bus Director, Global Marketing - HPV Vaccines, Merck and Co.
Hanna Leonard '18 Lib Law Student, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Rachel-Paige Mumenthaler '15 Lib Assistant Vice President, PNC Bank - Technology Finance Group
Chelsie Rimel '15 Lib Associate, K&L Gates
Tammy Sawmelle '92 Nur Professor of Nursing, Robert Morris University
Bill Simon '89 Bus Vice President, McCormick
Alexandra Stulpin '11 Lib Attorney, Comegno Law Group, P.C.
Emily Weiland '18 Bus Real Estate Banking Associate, PNC Financial Services
Sara Young '14 H&HD Strategic Sourcing Lead, Cochlear Americas
Schreyer Parents Council (SPC)
The Schreyer Parents Council (SPC) plays a critical role in the advancement of the Schreyer Honors College mission. The Council recognizes that parents and families can play a key part in supporting all Scholars, not just their own, through their involvement with the Honors College. The Council was created in 2013 to support development and outreach initiatives.View SPC Members
Betsy Bruning Co-Chair, Parents Council Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools (MD)
David Bruning Co-Chair, Parents Council Head - Toxicology Operations, MilliporeSigma
Todd Gardner Chair, Development Committee President, InstallNET International Inc.
Jennifer Wilson Hewitt '85 Law Chair, Outreach Committee
Ronald Francois '93 Lib Major Account Manager, VWR
Valerie Francois '93 Com Executive Communications and Change Management Consultant, Gray Francois Consulting LLC
Patrick Hewitt '83 Law Managing Partner and Attorney, Riley, Hewitt, Witte & Romano, P.C
Mark McCarthy Principal Partner, EY, LLP
Cort Morrison Director, Advisory Services, IntegriChain, Inc.
Robin Morrison Freelance Proofreader and Patient and Family Outreach Volunteer, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Bonnie Pontell Manager, The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Inc.
Jonathan Pontell Facial Plastic Surgeon and Owner, The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Inc.
Jill Semmer '88 Lib
Robert Uzzo Chair - Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Nancy Wiggins Owner and Optometrist, Optometric Care
Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)
The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) consists of senior faculty members from a variety of disciplines that advise the Schreyer Honors College on academic policies and programming.View FAC Members
Sarah Ades Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Lacy Alexander Professor, Kinesiology
Fran Arbaugh Professor, Mathematics Education
Seth Blumsack Associate Professor, Energy and Mineral Engineering
Mike Brown Professor, Management, Business & Management, MBA, and MPAcc Programs
Daniel Carvajal Academic Chair, Schreyer Honors College Student Council
Ekaterina Haskins Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences
Angela Linse Executive Director and Associate Dean, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Keefe Manning Associate Dean, Schreyer Honors College
David McBride Professor Emeritus, African American Studies and African American History
Lisa Mellott Executive Assistant to the Dean, Schreyer Honors College
Rosanna Mersinger Administrative Support Assistant, Schreyer Honors College
Robert Novack Associate Professor and Director, Supply Chain & Information Systems
Jacqueline O'Connor Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Leticia Oseguera Associate Professor, Higher Education
Richard Robinett Professor, Physics
David Ruth Associate Professor, History and American Studies Division Head, Arts & Humanities
Kathryn Salzer Assistant Professor, History
Linda Thornton Professor, Music Education
Maria Truglio Professor, Italian and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Julio Urbina Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Darrell Velegol Distinghished Professor, Chemical Engineering
Bu Zhong Associate Professor, Journalism
The Ethics Committee consists of a group of faculty interested in helping the Schreyer Honors College incorporate ethics into the Scholar experience.View Ethics Committee Members