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Recognized Excellence Award Winners

The Schreyer Honors College presents a handful of awards to Scholars each year to recognize their academic achievements and contributions to society.

Schreyer Scholar accepting a student award

Scholar Award Winners

The Paul Axt Prize

Awarded to a senior Schreyer Scholar who exemplifies those attributes which Dr. Paul Axt, founding director of the University Scholars Program, fostered through the honors program: the passionate commitment to inquiry that promotes high scholarly achievement and the intellectual curiosity and daring that lead to the development and pursuit of wide ranging interests. Established by the University in recognition of Dr. Axt’s distinguished service.

2020

  • Sapol Raadnui '20 EMS
  • Daniel Zahn '20 Lib

2019

  • Celeste Belknap '19 A&A, Lib

2018

  • Alex Grigas '18 Sci

2017

  • Sarah Newby '17 Sci

2016

  • Nicholas Frazzette '16 Eng, Intercollege

2015

  • Zoe Todd '15 Sci

2014

  • John Groh '14 Sci

2013

  • Reva Baylets '13 Lib

2012

  • Sylvia Ranjeva '12 Eng, Lib

2011

  • Kathryn Barber '11 Eng

2010

  • Alyssa Todaro '10 HHD

2009

  • Therese Jones '09 Sci, Lib, '09g Sci

2008

  • John McManigle Jr. '08 Sci

2007

  • Rachel Evans '07 Agr, Lib

2006

  • Tiffany Bogich '06 Sci, '06g IDF

2005

  • Thomas Essinger-Hileman '05 Sci, Lib

2004

  • Danielle Perry '04 Sci

2003

  • Alison Kepner '03 Com

2002

  • Allison Carey '02 Agr

2001

  • Maureen Gramaglia '01 Sci, Lib

2000

  • Jane Rigby '00 Sci

1999

  • David Dudzinski '99 Sci, Lib

1998

  • Moriah Szpara '98 Sci

1997

  • Jennifer Langer '97 EMS

1996

  • Amy Kapp '96 Com

1995

  • Michelle Dionne '95 Lib

1994

  • Brian Pavlakovic '94 Eng, Lib, '94g Eng

1993

  • Elena Wilken '93 Lib

1992

  • Deborah Wells '92 Sci, '92g Sci

1991

  • Anne Glosky '91 Lib

1990

  • David Schweisguth '90 Sci

1989

  • Mary McLean '89 Sci

1988

  • Dorothy Kielkopf '88 Lib

1987

  • Mary Sperry '87 Lib

The Douglas G. and Regina C. Evans Award for Research Achievement

Acknowledges a graduating Schreyer Scholar’s extraordinary research achievement, which is distinguished by high quality, outstanding intellectual value, creativity, commitment and significance. Endowed in 2003 by Scholar alumnus Douglas G. Evans ’86 Eng, ’93 MMgt and his wife, Regina C. Evans.

2020

  • Matthew Aronson '20 BME
  • Katelyn Kirchner '20 EMS

2019

  • Michael Bichnevicus '19 Eng

2018

  • David Kauffman '18 Eng
  • Weiyu Luo '18 Sci

2017

  • Danling Ye '17 Sci

2016

  • Grace Lee '16 Sci

2015

  • Arjun Agrawal '15 Sci

2014

  • John Groh '14 Sci

2013

  • Michael Howard '13 Eng

2012

  • James Pander III '12 Erie

2011

  • Lena Bradley '11 Sci

2010

  • Rachel Urban '10 Eng

2009

  • Matthew Gardner '09 Agr

2008

  • Laura Hoch '08 Sci

2007

  • Tina Lin '07 Sci

2006

  • Ryan Lynch '06 Sci

2005

  • Holly Hantz '05 HHD

2004

  • Laura Tach '04 Lib

2003

  • Nicholas Hartman '03 Sci

2002

  • Nicholas Bond '02 Sci

2001

  • Joseph Geddes III '01 Eng, '01g Eng

2000

  • Rhiannon Weaver '00 Sci, Eng

The Robert W. "Bear" Koehler Award for Distinguished Service

A unique pair of awards recognizing two Schreyer Scholars enrolled in the Smeal College of Business; one is presented to a senior at graduation while the other is given in honor of the senior recipient to a rising sophomore or junior; both Scholars are selected for establishing a record of service in the Schreyer Honors College and to the University that exemplifies “Bear” Koehler’s lifetime of accomplishments and service while on the faculty and throughout his career at Penn State. Established by Scholar alumnus Dr. Noah P. Barsky ’92 Bus, ’92g Bus; Smeal College of Business faculty member Dr. Charles H. Smith, ’61g Bus ’68g Bus; and “Bear” Koehler’s friends, family, students and colleagues.

2020

  • Rachel Hooker '20 Bus

2019

  • Grant Hopkins '22 Bus
  • Maria Lucchi '19 Bus

2018

  • Elizabeth Weiland '21 Bus
  • Emily Weiland '18 Bus

2017

  • Rachel Hooker '20 Bus
  • Andrew Murphy '17 Bus

2016

  • Rachel Ebner '19 Bus
  • Colleen Tygh '16 Bus

2015

  • Grace Hall '18 Bus
  • Eric Stoltz '15 Bus

2014

  • Christina Kehoe '14 Bus
  • Boyoung Kim '17 Bus, Lib

2013

  • Justin Cook '13 Bus
  • Emily Zheng '14 Bus

2012

  • Charles Frazier '12 Bus, Lib, '12g Bus
  • Qishuai (Sherry) Wang '14 Bus

2011

  • Maegan Capuano '11 Bus
  • Nicholas Fakelmann '14 Bus
  • Sean Gillooly '13 Bus

2010

  • Leum (Alex) Han '10 Bus
  • Courtney Quisenberry '12 Bus

2009

  • Robert Cilley '09 Bus
  • Gary McMillen '12 Bus, Lib

2008

  • Rishin Banker '11 Bus
  • Jonathan Foley '08 Bus, Lib

2007

  • Rachel Epperly '07 Bus
  • Simran Grover '09 Bus

The Usharani C. and C. Channa Reddy Mission Award

Honors graduating Schreyer Scholars who best exemplify the mission of the college through academic excellence, globalization and civic engagement. Inaugurated in 2000 and endowed by faculty member Channa Reddy and his wife, Usharani Reddy.

2020

  • Milan Liu '20 Lib, '20 EMS
  • Guinevere Oliver '20 BMB
  • Noelia Ortiz-Landazabal '20 LIB

2019

  • Zachary Adams '19 SIA, Lib
  • Karina Grullon-Perez '19 Sci
  • Alison Kuznitz '19 Bus, Com

2018

  • Odgeral Bat-Yeruult '18 Lib
  • Alice Greider '18 Lib
  • Adelynn Rabold '18 A&A

2017

  • Andrea Biscoveanu '17 Sci, Lib
  • Margaret Featherstone '17 Lib

2016

  • Joshua Bram '16 Sci, Agr

2015

  • Rhoda Moise '15 HHD

2014

  • Christian Brendel '14 Berks

2013

  • Amarpreet Ahluwalia '13 Sci
  • Dana James '13 Agr

2012

  • Shruthi Baskaran '12 Bus
  • Rachel Dzombak '12 Eng
  • Meryn Oswald '12 Lib

2011

  • Hillary Darville '11 HHD
  • Dana Ray '11 Lib
  • Kathleen Smith '11 Lib

2010

  • Adam Brown '10 Bus
  • Farnaz Farhi '10 Sci, Lib

2009

  • Stephanie Ohlson '09 HHD
  • Herschel Thomas III '09 Lib, '09g Lib

2008

  • Rebecca Funk '08 Bus, Lib, Sci
  • Marian Hamilton '08 Lib
  • Adena Schwartz '08 Lib

2007

  • Rachel Epperly '07 Bus
  • Nikki Hill '00 Sci, '07 HHD
  • McKenzie Jones-Rounds '07 HHD

2006

  • Victoria Killion '06 Lib

2005

  • Nomi Deutch '05 Lib
  • Matthew Lee '05 Sci, Lib

2004

  • Lee Bassett '04 Sci

2003

  • Annina Burns '03 HHD, Com

2002

  • Amanda Wetzel '02 Lib

2001

  • Kimberly Singer '01 Lib

Student Involvement Award

Recognizes the contributions of time and talent made by Schreyer Scholars throughout the course of their academic careers in support of initiatives for the Schreyer Honors College. Endowed in 2010 through contributions and pledges made by the Schreyer Honors College staff in support of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students, staff continue to contribute to this award each year.

2019

  • Daniel Zahn '19 Lib

2018

  • Tessa Sontheimer '18 Lib, Agr

2017

  • Mark Frederick '18 Eng

2016

  • Matthew Crager '17 Lib

2015

  • Briana Adams '16 Lib

2014

  • Cynthia Bober '15 Eng

2013

  • Martha Herr '14 Edu

2012

  • Rachel Chang '13 Sci

2011

  • Matthew Kaslow '12 Bus

2010

  • Thomas Novack '11 HHD
Schreyer Scholar Brenden Sosnader

I have two older brothers who graduated from the Honors College, and I was able to see them go through their college experience and all the opportunities they had. I visited them a few times in Atherton Hall, which made me fall in love with the College. I saw this as a place where I can find great opportunities and do some really great things.

Brenden Sosnader '19 Computer Science, Statistics