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College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Awards

  • Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS) Diamond Award

    Established in 2006, a lifetime membership in the Penn State Alumni Association will be awarded to a graduating student who is found to have the most well-rounded involvement and achievement in both the university and community environment during their student experience with the College.
    • Submission Deadline:  January 15

    Meteorology GEMS Diamond Award Recipients

    Thomas Sabbatelli
    2009
    Jennifer Zeigenfus
    2008
    Alexis Phillips
    2007


  • Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences (GEMS) Alumni Achievement Award

    The GEMS Alumni Achievement Award is given by the EMS Alumni Society to recognize outstanding achievement by EMS alumni. All bachelor and graduate degree alumni of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences are eligible to receive this award. Special consideration is given to members of GEMS and to young alumni. Nominations are solicited each fall. Each submission should include a supporting letter/statement from the nominator plus a current vitae for the candidate. The GEMS Board will review all nominations prior to their winter meeting.

    Meteorology GEMS Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

    Douglas Kruhoeffer
    1993
    Joel Myers
    1995
    Robert Sax
    1999
    Gregory Forbes
    2001
    Jon M. Nese
    2004
    John G. W. Kelley
    2007
    Stephen Corfidi
    2009


  • Charles L. Hosler Scholar Award

    The Charles L. Hosler Alumni Scholar Medal was established in 1992 to recognize the achievements of alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the development of science through research, teaching, or administrative leadership with emphasis given to those who have earned doctoral degrees. The Hosler Alumni Scholar Award honors Dr. Charles L. Hosler, who retired from the University in 1992 as Senior Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School. To honor his work in meteorology and education and his many years as a faculty member, head of the department of meteorology, and dean of the college, this award was established to recognize the very highest levels of intellectual achievement or academic service attained by those educated in the college.
    • Deadline:  Nominations for this award should be submitted to the Dean's Office by December 15 of each year.

    Meteorology Charles L. Hosler Scholar Award Recipients

    Charles L. Hosler
    1992
    William R. Cotton
    1999
    Roger A. Pielke
    1999
    Richard E. Hallgren
    2002
    John J. Cahir
    2004
    Richard C. J. Somerville
    2009
    Warren M. Washington ('64 Ph.D.)
    2010
    James E. Hoke
    2012

 

The Pennsylvania State University Alumni Awards

  • Alumni Achievement Award - Penn State Alumni Association

    The Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni 35 years of age and younger for their extraordinary professional accomplishments. These prominent young alumni are nominated by an academic college and invited by the President of the University to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty, and administrators. they demonstrate to students that Penn State alumni succeed in exceptional fashion at an early age. The award is a cast bronze medallion and framed certificate.
    • Deadline:  Nominations for this award are usually due to the EMS Dean's Office in September.  The PSAA deadline is usually early October.

     

  • Alumni Fellow Award

    The Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association. Since 1973, the Alumni Fellow Award has been given to select alumni who, as leaders in their professional fields, are nominated by an academic college and accept an invitation from the President of the University to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty, and administrators. The award is a cast bronze medallion and framed certificate. Nominations are solicited from deans and department heads each fall.

    • Deadline:  Nominations for this award should be submitted to the Dean's Office by December 15 of each year.
    • For more information, visit the Penn State Alumni Association's Awards page.
    • List of EMS Alumni Fellow Award recipients 1973-present

     

  • Distinguished Alumni Award

    The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor that The Pennsylvania State University bestows upon an outstanding alumnus/a. The award salutes the achievements of outstanding alumni whose “personal lives, professional achievements, and community service exemplify the objectives of their Alma Mater.” The award is an engraved bronze medallion, matching pendant, and framed inscribed certificate.

 

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Alumnus Ted Staskiewicz (MS '85) passes away Nov 11, 2013
Endowment established for weather analysis and forecasting A graduate of meteorology and his wife recently pledged $250,000 to the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ Department of Meteorology to support faculty contributions to teaching, research and public service. Nov 08, 2013
Alumnus Daniel Keyser receives AMS Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award Professor Daniel Keyser ('75, '77, '81 Penn State Meteorology) is the 2014 recipient of the Edward N. Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award from the American Meteorological Society Oct 02, 2013
John Paul Martin presented with North Dakota Department of Commerce gold medal for developing decision making tools Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching. Apr 25, 2013
Sunny forecast: Meteorology scholar, Hailey Mitchell, predicts bright future And while her study abroad experiences have taken her around the globe, from Switzerland to South Africa, jet-setting isn't Hailey's favorite memory from her time at Penn State. "The memories that I have at 2 a.m. in the weather station, joking around with my colleagues – those have been the best times," Hailey said. Apr 04, 2013
Brunes commit $50K to Penn State Meteorology University Park, Pa. -- William Brune, distinguished professor of meteorology and his wife, Mary Jane, recently committed $50,000 to establish the Brune Fund for Weather and Climate Risk Forecasting and Communication Jan 31, 2013
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Contact

For Alumni Relations in the Department of Meteorology, please contact:

Lynn K. Persing

Lynn Persing
501A Walker Building
(814)863-8568
persing@ems.psu.edu