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Dr. Wendy Hanna-Rose honored with award from the Eberly College of Science

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January 18, 2018 - Eberly College of Science held its annual Climate and Diversity Awards Ceremony on January 12, 2018.  The event was held on the Vern M. Willaman Gateway to the Sciences and hosted many individuals from throughout the college.

The Climate and Diversity Award was created in 2009 and is designed to recognize individuals and programs that have displayed extraordinary commitment to enhancing our environment of mutual respect and diversity.  The award is intended to highlight all members of the college community; undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, staff members, faculty members, as well as programs within the college that are supportive and welcoming of all individuals within our college community. The award allows the college to share success stories and celebrate the leadership and vision of individuals and programs.

This year Dr. Wendy Hanna-Rose was honored as one of the recipients of the award.  Dr. Hanna-Rose serves the college as the Interim Department Head of the Biochemisty and Molecular Biology Department and has held this position since July 1 of 2017.  Dr. Sarah Ades, Associate Professor of Biochemisty and Molecular Biology, was responsible for submitting the nomination and presented Dr. Hanna-Rose with the award.  Dr. Ades told the crowd at the event that it was Dr. Hanna-Rose's dedication, commitment and actions towards creating a positive environment, where faculty, staff, and students feel welcomed, heard and respected, that led her to nominate Dr. Hanna-Rose.  Dr. Ades went on to mention that Dr. Hanna-Rose has met with each and every member of the faculty and has made a concerted effort to meet with as many of the staff and students as possible to help identify the needs of the department.




Two other individuals, from other departments, were also recognized for their efforts.


Randi Neshteruk
serves as an Administrative Assistant for the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos.  Her responsibilities include: Managing the IGC visitor program, Providing administrative support to the IGC director, faculty, postdocs and graduate students, Managing IGC budgets and Designing, creating and maintaining IGC webpages.






Meredith Bartley, StatisticsMeredith Bartley
is a graduate student within the Statistics Department.  She joined the Department of Statistics here at Penn State in the fall of 2014.  She came to statistics by way of a biology and wildlife science background. Meredith finished her Master's in 2012 at New Mexico State University where her research and Applied Statistics minor lead to a PhD in this field. She hopes to maintain an emphasis on ecological applications and looks forward to developing collaborative endeavors during her time at Penn State.