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Students receiving the Scholar’s Lion Award for the highest grade-point average in their college, from left: front, Katharine E. Ray in rehabilitation and human services; Giovanni L. DiBlasi in the division of undergraduate studies; Matthew R. Michelin in education; Steven M. Baksa in general engineering; Kelly S. Maloney in education; Laurel E. Funk in business; and Bridget M. Baksa in Berks; back, Dr. Gary Lawler, chancellor; Tracy Garnick, director of student services and engagement; Dr. Elizabeth Wright, director of academic affairs; Amie Yenser, senior instructor in anatomy and physiology and president of the Faculty Senate; and Gordon Bigelow, president of the Penn State Hazleton Council.

SUBMITTED PHOTOS Penn State Hazleton sophomore Emmanuela Blanc, center, was presented the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award for her outstanding leadership, character, scholarship and citizenship. Also shown are Dr. Gary Lawler, chancellor, and Tracy Garnick, director of student services and engagement. Blanc, a broadcast journalism major from New York City, will continue her studies at University Park in the fall.

Penn State Hazleton’s Academic Achievement Awards ceremony May 4 honored 230 students for high scholastic achievement.

Faculty and staff members were also recognized for excellence in teaching, advising, research, technology integration and professionalism.

Chancellor Gary M. Lawler and Director of Academic Affairs Elizabeth J. Wright presented the awards during the ceremony in the Dr. Thomas M. Caccese Gymnasium. Amie Yenser, senior instructor in anatomy and physiology and president of the Penn State Hazleton Faculty Senate, served as faculty marshal.

The following awards were presented to students:

■ Academic Achievement Award. This award is presented to currently enrolled Penn State Hazleton full-time or part-time students who have earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.7 or higher by the end of the fall semester of the academic year the award is given.

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