Annual Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture Mark Allan Luchinsky 1974-1996
The Annual Mark Luchinsky Memorial Lecture was endowed by family and friends to honor the memory of Mark Luchinsky, a University Scholar and biochemistry major who died on January 18, 1995, at age 20.
Luchinsky graduated first in his class in 1992 from Thomas Jefferson High School in Pittsburgh. In addition to being a Scholar, he was a member of the Penn State Golden Key Society and the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society. Although he was a science student, Mark loved the study of all subjects. He loved the classics, sports, poetry, history and geography. Even at his young age, he was known for intellectual honesty and personal integrity.
Through this lecture series, the community gathers to honor his memory through support of a speaker who exemplifies intellectual honesty, personal integrity, and joy in learning.
2017 Luchinsky Lecture
Susan Russell ABCs of Peace: The Power of "U"
|Year||Speaker||Area of Expertise|
|2016||Marke Dickinson||Marketing Professional|
|2015||Christian M. M. Brady||Dean, Schreyer Honors College|
|2013||Casimer DeCusatis||CTO, IBM System Networking and Strategic Alliances|
|2012||Sean Misko||Special Adviser to the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan|
|2012||Farnoosh Torabi||Money Coach, Author, Financial News Correspondent|
|2011||Jill Jayne||Rock Star Nutritionist|
|2010||Marybeth Long||Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense|
Associate Professor of Surgery and Radiology,
Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship,
Penn State College of Medicine & the Penn State Hershey Medical Center
|2008||Meena Bose||Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies, Hofstra University|
|2007||Peter Klein||Professor and Former CBS News Producer|
|2006||Richard Jewell and L. Lin Wood||Centennial Olympic Park Bombing|
|2005||Jeffrey Ratner||Chief of Staff, Mount Nittany Medical Center|
|2004||David Riley II||Associate Professor, Architectural Engineering, Penn State University|
|2003||Douglas Evans||CEO, Kensey Nash, Inc.|
|2002||Wendy Kopp||Founder and President, Teach for America|
|2001||Alan Block||Professor of Administration of Justice and Jewish Studies|
|2000||Joe Paterno||Legendary Head Football Coach, Penn State University|
Assistant Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology,
Payload Specialist, NASA's 1998 Neurolab Mission
|1998||John Lowe||Professor of Chemistry|
|1997||Kurt Angle||1996 Olympic Gold Medalist, Wrestling|
CEO, Corporation for National Service
Former U.S. Senator