Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

Alumni Awards

Ed Marx receiving an award from the College

It's no surprise that Scholar Alumni are achievers. Passion, commitment, and dedication are what drew them to pursue honors at Penn State in the first place.

Fittingly, a number of Scholar Alumni are recognized each year by their alma mater for their professional achievements and contributions to society.

Among those honored in recent years:

  • An Internet start-up entrepreneur
  • The first female assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs
  • A financial guru who has revolutionized personal banking and investments
  • An engineer and inventor who has contributed to everything from technical infrastructure in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to the network behind the "Jeopardy!"-winning supercomputer, Watson
  • An Emmy Award-winning journalist and filmmaker
  • The chief marketing officer for the United States Olympic Committee

Awards bestowed upon Scholar Alumni by Penn State include:

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