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The Alumni Service Award recognizes an alumnus or alumna of the College of Health and Human Development who has positively impacted the quality of people's lives through service to others above and beyond their call of duty.

Submit a Nomination


The actions of the recipient of the Alumni Service Award exemplify the College of Health and Human Development's commitment to improving the quality of people's lives. This award focuses on service to others as a means of improving quality of life. The recipient may serve others in one or more of the following settings:

  • The College of Health and Human Development
  • Penn State
  • The community
  • Our nation
  • Our world

The service may occur as part of the individual's participation in a service or nonprofit organization, or an entity, organization, or event of the recipient's own creation. The service shall occur within a field related to health or human development.


To be eligible, the nominee must have received either an undergraduate or graduate degree from the college and must have provided service above and beyond their call of duty in an area of work which has positively impacted the lives of others. NOTE: Past recipients of this award and members of the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Board are not eligible.

Nominating Procedure

The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations will receive the nominations and forward them to the Awards Committee of the HHD Alumni Society. Nominations may be made by students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

1. Nominee address, phone number, email, major, and graduation year

2. A letter of nomination exemplifying the manner in which the nominee's activities have impacted the welfare of society in the field of health and human development

3. Letters of support from two or more individuals, unrelated to the candidate, that address social contributions

4. The nominee's resume/curriculum vita

5. Optional: Any other supporting documents



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Award Recipient

2020 Clancy Harrison '97 NUTR
2019 Charlie Schuyler '05 RPM
2018 Brett Feldman '03 KINES
2017 Mark Grabowski '83 RC PK
2016 No recipient
2015 Dr. Mable B. Anderson `65g CD FR
2014 Lisa Kaminsky Millar `89 HRIM
2013 Mark Mintzer `86 PH ED
2012 Ashley Marzzaco '05, '07g CSD
2011 Mason Champion '98 R P M
2010 Joanne Finegan ’83 RC PK