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.

Sign commemorating the Schreyer Honors College William A. Schreyer Courtyard at Atherton Hall

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.

Robert Poole headshot
Robert Poole '72 Bus Chairman, External Advisory Board President and CEO, S&A Homes, Inc. CEO, Poole Anderson Construction
Robert Edwards headshot
Robert Edwards '75 Bus, '83 MBA Vice Chairman, External Advisory Board Retired Executive Vice President, PNC Bank
Ryan Newman headshot
Ryan Newman '01 Bus Campaign Chair Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Dawn Behnke headshot
Dawn Behnke '87 Bus Executive Vice President - Product and Strategy Management, Pacific Life
Mark Bogar headshot
Mark Bogar '91 Bus Global Portfolio Manager, The Boston Company Asset Management
William Bogdon headshot
William Bogdon '83 Lib Attorney at Law, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Louis D'Ambrosio headshot
Louis D'Ambrosio '86 Bus Former Chairman of the Board, Sensus
William Donato, Jr. headshot
William Donato, Jr. '94 Bus President and COO, Safegard Group Inc.
Charles Frazier headshot
Charles Frazier '12 Bus, '12g Bus Treasurer, BDR Properties
Linda Gall headshot
Linda Gall
Arthur Glenn headshot
Arthur Glenn '56 Eng Retired Vice President, General Electric Company
Lisa Hart headshot
Lisa Hart '97 Eng Vice President, M&T Bank
Reginald Hedgebeth headshot
Reginald Hedgebeth '89 Lib Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Marathon Oil Company
Edward Hintz headshot
Edward Hintz '59 Bus President, Hintz Capital Management
Thomas Lindquist headshot
Thomas Lindquist '86 Sci Senior Vice President/General Manager for Government Programs, Medica
Todd Lippincott headshot
Todd Lippincott '94 Lib Vice President, Global Rewards, Mars
Melissa Marshall headshot
Melissa Marshall '00 EMS Chief Compliance Officer, Westinghouse Electric Company
Edward Marx headshot
Edward Marx '98 Eng Director of Enterprise Analytics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nathan Nair headshot
Nathan Nair '97 Sci Neurosurgery Residency Director and Associate Professor, Georgetown University Hospital
Mark Prybutok headshot
Mark Prybutok '97 Lib Managing Director, GI Partners
Rick Riegel headshot
Rick Riegel '85 Eng Principal, LMC Advisory
Tracy Riegel headshot
Tracy Riegel '85 HHD
Brian Schmanske headshot
Brian Schmanske '86 Eng Program Manager, U.S. Government
DrueAnne Schreyer headshot
DrueAnne Schreyer President, BDR Properties, Inc.
Joan Schreyer headshot
Joan Schreyer
Sarah Shaffer headshot
Sarah Shaffer '97 Bus Rates Director, EQT Corporation
Andrew Sieg headshot
Andrew Sieg '89 Bus Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
Kristin Smith headshot
Kristin Smith '91 Bus Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Stephen Snyder headshot
Stephen Snyder '78 Eng
Brian Stern headshot
Brian Stern '90 Bus General Counsel, Cetera Financial Group
Kathryn Sutton headshot
Kathryn Sutton '85 Lib Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Joseph Versaggi headshot
Joseph Versaggi '83 Bus Senior Vice President-Real Estate, Washington Capital Management
David Wagner headshot
David Wagner '86 Bus President and CEO, Zixcorp
Edward Weber headshot
Edward Weber '92 Bus Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, MLB Advanced Media, LP
Richard Whitney headshot
Richard Whitney '89 Bus Chairman and CEO, Radiology Partners, Inc.
James Wiggins headshot
James Wiggins '72 Com Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co.
Brenna Wist headshot
Brenna Wist '77 HHD Retired Partner, KPMG
Jack Yoskowitz headshot
Jack Yoskowitz '89 Lib Litigation Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP
Nicolas Zavaleta headshot
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.

Executive Board Members

Asia Grant headshot
Asia Grant '17 Bus President Consultant, Capco
Natalie Keller headshot
Natalie Keller '17 Agr Vice President Associate Scientist II, Mondelez International
Keith Graham headshot
Keith Graham '85 Eng Chair, Career Development & Mentorship Committee Senior Instructor & Assc. Chair for Education - Dept. of Electrical, Computer, & Energy Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Aleks Radovic-Moreno headshot
Aleks Radovic-Moreno '05 Eng Chair, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee Entrepreneur in Residence, Longwood Fund
Emily Kowey Roth headshot
Emily Kowey Roth '12 Lib Chair, Alumni Admissions Interview Program Committee Associate Attorney, Duane Morris LLP

Board Members

Alayna Auerbach headshot
Alayna Auerbach '15 Bus Schreyer for Women Mentor
Samuel Bonsall headshot
Samuel Bonsall '04 Lib, '04g Bus Faculty Representative; Schreyer Consulting Group Mentor Associate Professor of Accounting, Penn State Smeal College of Business
Timothy Cooney headshot
Timothy Cooney '00 Bus Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor, Bank of America
Lori Feathers headshot
Lori Feathers '90 Lib Co-Owner and Book Buyer, Interabang Books
Dulce-Marie Flecha headshot
Dulce-Marie Flecha '13 Lib Assistant Director of Learning Centers, Cayuga Centers
John Hemmer headshot
John Hemmer '03 Eng Partner, Morgan Lewis
Basel Kayyali headshot
Basel Kayyali '96 Eng Senior Partner, McKinsey
Ryan Koch headshot
Ryan Koch '97 Eng Schreyer Consulting Group Mentor U.S. Director - Strategic Consulting, Intapp
Kristin Lambert headshot
Kristin Lambert '14 Agr, '19g Med Schreyer for Women & Schreyer Medical Team Mentor MD/PhD Student, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine & Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Jared Edgar McKnight headshot
Jared Edgar McKnight '11 A&A, Lib Scholar Ambassadors Mentor Associate and Designer, WRT Design
Noelle Musolino headshot
Noelle Musolino '21 Lib Student Representative President, Schreyer Student Council
Michael O'Connor headshot
Michael O'Connor '05 Eng
Carol Packard headshot
Carol Packard '99 Lib, '18g Edu Associate Dean of Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell University College of Engineering
Nikhil Shekher headshot
Nikhil Shekher '16 Bus Vice President of Sales, DBC, Inc.
Kathryn Zeltwanger headshot
Kathryn Zeltwanger '98 Lib Deputy General Counsel, Armstrong Group

Associate Members

Todd Allen headshot
Todd Allen '89 Eng President, Allen Energy Inc.
Jennifer Ashman headshot
Jennifer Ashman '94 Bus, '96g Bus
Sheldon Bailey headshot
Sheldon Bailey '05 Behrend Instructor - Department of Physics and Technology, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Aubrey Baranowski headshot
Aubrey Baranowski '19 Behrend Assistant Residential Coordinator, Binghamton University
Cyndy Bober headshot
Cyndy Bober '15 Eng Sr. Analyst - Sales Analytics, Hilton Worldwide
Brian Clionsky headshot
Brian Clionsky '11 Bus Associate - Private Placements / Project Finance Bonds, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sarah Czypinski headshot
Sarah Czypinski '10 Lib Associate, K&L Gates
Tyler Dischinger headshot
Tyler Dischinger '09 Lib Associate Attorney, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.
Brian Ellis headshot
Brian Ellis '02 Lib Counsel, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Lauren Fellin headshot
Lauren Fellin '17 Bus Sr. Order Management Analyst, The Hershey Company
Jocelyn Fitzgerald headshot
Jocelyn Fitzgerald '08 Sci, '08 Lib Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Nikolai Foreman headshot
Nikolai Foreman '14 Bus Senior Analyst - Renewable Fuels, Shell Energy North America
Olivia Francois headshot
Olivia Francois '14 Agr Item Writer II, Cambium Assessment
Eric Gibney headshot
Eric Gibney '94 Sci Program Director - Piedmont Transplant Institute, Piedmont Healthcare
Tamara Hambrick headshot
Tamara Hambrick '05 Eng Director of Systems Engineering, Northrop Grumman
Brian Harkless headshot
Brian Harkless '95 Eng Command Property Officer, Naval Air Systems Command
Matt Heidecker headshot
Matt Heidecker '02 Behrend, '07g EMS Vice President, Plastic Services Network
Luke Henegar headshot
Luke Henegar '19 Bus, '19 Lib Risk Management Analyst, Bank of America
Sue Kelley headshot
Sue Kelley '91 Lib Dean - School of Business, Arts, & Sciences, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Eleni Kornblatt headshot
Eleni Kornblatt '98 Bus Global Marketing Director - HPV Vaccines, Merck and Company
Hanna Leonard headshot
Hanna Leonard '18 Lib Law Student, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Michael Magagna headshot
Michael Magagna '16 Bus Senior Financial Analyst, The Walt Disney Company
Rachel-Paige Mumenthaler headshot
Rachel-Paige Mumenthaler '15 Lib Assistant Vice President, PNC Bank - Technology Finance Group
Chelsie Rimel headshot
Chelsie Rimel '15 Lib Associate, K&L Gates
Tammy Sawmelle headshot
Tammy Sawmelle '92 Nur Professor of Nursing, Robert Morris University
Bill Simon headshot
Bill Simon '89 Bus Vice President, McCormick
Alexandria Stulpin headshot
Alexandria Stulpin '11 Lib Attorney, Comegno Law Group, P.C.
Emily Weiland headshot
Emily Weiland '18 Bus Real Estate Banking Associate, PNC Financial Services
Sara Young headshot
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.

Betsy Bruning headshot
Betsy Bruning Council Co-Chair Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools (MD)
David Bruning headshot
David Bruning Council Co-Chair Head - Toxicology Operations, MilliporeSigma
Todd Gardner headshot
Todd Gardner Development Chair President, InstallNET International Inc.
Debi Rubin headshot
Debi Rubin '87 Lib Outreach Chair Office Manager, Canno Design Architecture
Laura Gardner headshot
Laura Gardner Council Member
Andy Rubin headshot
Andy Rubin Council Member Senior Vice President, Herbert Yentis Realtors
Ronald Francois headshot
Ronald Francois '93 Lib Council Member Major Account Manager, VWR
Valerie Francois headshot
Valerie Francois '93 Com Council Member Executive Communications and Change Management Consultant, Gray Francois Consulting  LLC
Jennifer Wilson Hewitt headshot
Jennifer Wilson Hewitt '85 Law Council Member
Patrick Hewitt headshot
Patrick Hewitt '83 Law Council Member Managing Partner and Attorney, Riley, Hewitt, Witte & Romano, P.C
Denise McCarthy headshot
Denise McCarthy Council Member
Mark McCarthy headshot
Mark McCarthy Council Member Principal Partner, EY, LLP
Bonnie Pontell headshot
Bonnie Pontell Council Member Manager, The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Inc.
Jonathan Pontell headshot
Jonathan Pontell Council Member Facial Plastic Surgeon and Owner, The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Inc.
Jill Semmer headshot
Jill Semmer '88 Lib Council Member
John Semmer headshot
John Semmer '88 Sci Council Member
Cheryl Uzzo headshot
Cheryl Uzzo Council Member
Robert Uzzo headshot
Robert Uzzo Council Member Chair - Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Mark Wiggins headshot
Mark Wiggins Council Member
Nancy Wiggins headshot
Nancy Wiggins Council Member Owner and Optometrist, Optometric Care
Schreyer Scholar Lisa Gardner

I chose Schreyer because I wanted access to world-class educational opportunities and international experiences, but I also wanted to be a part of a smaller community. Schreyer has served as my home base as I have navigated all the amazing things that Penn State has to offer.

Lisa Gardner '19 Mechanical Engineering