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Guidance & Support Boards

The perspectives of those who know us best supplement the leadership and guidance of Honors College staff. Our advisory and volunteer boards, along with our parents council, are essential and trusted voices for the College as we strive to maintain our reputation as the nation's premier honors program.

Sign commemorating the Schreyer Honors College William A. Schreyer Courtyard at Atherton Hall

External Advisory Board (EAB)

The External Advisory Board is composed of Penn State alumni, friends of the Schreyer Honors College, parents of Scholars, and others committed to the College realizing its mission.

The board convenes twice a year at meetings held on the University Park campus.

Board members demonstrate leadership and commitment to the College through their advice and counsel of the Dean and staff, mentorship of current Scholars, by sponsoring internships and research projects, and through personal philanthropy.

Robert Poole headshot
Robert Poole '72 Bus Chairman, External Advisory Board President and CEO, S&A Homes, Inc. CEO, Poole Anderson Construction
Robert Edwards headshot
Robert Edwards '75 Bus, '83 MBA Vice Chairman, External Advisory Board Retired Executive Vice President, PNC Bank
Ryan Newman headshot
Ryan Newman '01 Bus Managing Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
William Bogdon headshot
William Bogdon '83 Lib Attorney at Law, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Mark Bowser headshot
Mark Bowser '77 Bus EVP and CFO, Cox Automotive
William Donato, Jr. headshot
William Donato, Jr. '94 Bus President and COO, Safegard Group Inc.
Charles Frazier headshot
Charles Frazier '12 Bus, '12g Bus Treasurer, BDR Properties
Linda Gall headshot
Linda Gall
Arthur Glenn headshot
Arthur Glenn '56 Eng Retired Vice President, General Electric Company
Lisa Hart headshot
Lisa Hart '97 Eng Vice President, M&T Bank
Reginald Hedgebeth headshot
Reginald Hedgebeth '89 Lib Chief Legal Officer, Capital Group American Funds
Edward Hintz headshot
Edward Hintz '59 Bus President, Hintz Capital Management
Thomas Lindquist headshot
Thomas Lindquist '86 Sci Senior Vice President/General Manager for Government Programs, Medica
Todd Lippincott headshot
Todd Lippincott '94 Lib Vice President, Global Rewards, Mars
Melissa Marshall headshot
Melissa Marshall '00 EMS Chief Compliance Officer, Westinghouse Electric Company
Edward Marx headshot
Edward Marx '98 Eng Executive Director, Enterprise Analytics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nathan Nair headshot
Nathan Nair '97 Sci Neurosurgery Residency Director and Associate Professor, Georgetown University Hospital
Mark Prybutok headshot
Mark Prybutok '97 Lib Managing Director, GI Partners
Rick Riegel headshot
Rick Riegel '85 Eng Chairman, ActiGraph & Deerfield Agency
Tracy Riegel headshot
Tracy Riegel '85 HHD
Brian Schmanske headshot
Brian Schmanske '86 Eng Program Manager, U.S. Government
DrueAnne Schreyer headshot
DrueAnne Schreyer President, BDR Properties, Inc.
Joan Schreyer headshot
Joan Schreyer
Sarah Shaffer headshot
Sarah Shaffer '97 Bus Rates Manager, Equitrans Midstream Corporation
Andrew Sieg headshot
Andrew Sieg '89 Bus Head of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch
Kristin Smith headshot
Kristin Smith '91 Bus Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Stephen Snyder headshot
Stephen Snyder '79 Eng Retired Managing Partner, Accenture (Comms/High Tech/Energy)
Brian Stern headshot
Brian Stern '90 Bus General Counsel, Cetera Financial Group
Kathryn Sutton headshot
Kathryn Sutton '85 Lib Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Tony Talbert headshot
Tony Talbert '99 Eng Partner, The Shidler Group
Joseph Versaggi headshot
Joseph Versaggi '83 Bus Senior Vice President-Real Estate, Washington Capital Management
David Wagner headshot
David Wagner '86 Bus President and CEO, Zixcorp
Edward Weber headshot
Edward Weber '92 Bus Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, MLB Advanced Media, LP
Richard Whitney headshot
Richard Whitney '89 Bus Chairman and CEO, Radiology Partners, Inc.
James Wiggins headshot
James Wiggins '72 Com Retired Managing Director, Morgan Stanley & Co.
Thomas Wilson headshot
Thomas Wilson '91 Lib Managing Partner, Frederickson Partners
Brenna Wist headshot
Brenna Wist '77 HHD Retired Partner, KPMG
Jack Yoskowitz headshot
Jack Yoskowitz '89 Lib Litigation Partner, Seward & Kissel LLP
Nicolas Zavaleta headshot
Nicolas Zavaleta '15 Bus Analyst, Hintz Capital Management

Scholar Alumni Society Board (SASB)

The Scholar Alumni Society Board is the governing body of the Scholar Alumni Society, an affiliate group of the Penn State Alumni Association. Board members lead efforts to achieve the mission of uniting and connecting alumni of the Schreyer Honors College by engaging and supporting alumni and current Scholars by giving of their time, talent, and treasure, working directly with College staff.

They sponsor the Scholar Alumni & Friends Tailgate, Homecoming Pre-Parade Tailgate, Mentoring With Honors, and Connect and serve as a strategic partner in the Alumni Admissions Interview Program for which they were recognized with the 2019 PSAA Volunteer Group Award for Young Alumni Involvement. Board members endowed the SASB Future Leaders Scholarship for upper-division Scholars demonstrating leadership in the College.

The Board meets quarterly — during the spring and fall at University Park, and winter and summer via conference call. Committees focused on Alumni & Student Engagement and Career Development & Mentorship hold monthly conference calls. Eighteen at-large members serve three-year terms and are joined by a faculty representative and a student representative. The President of the SASB sits on Alumni Council. Applications for membership are announced each fall.

Executive Board Members

Natalie Keller headshot
Natalie Keller '17 Agr President Food Scientist, La Colombe Coffee Roasters
Kathryn Pruss Zeltwanger headshot
Kathryn Pruss Zeltwanger '98 Lib Vice-President Deputy General Counsel, Armstrong Group
Alayna Auerbach headshot
Alayna Auerbach '15 Bus Chair, Student Engagement Committee; Alumni Mentor, Schreyer for Women Freelance Management Consultant, PwC (Independent Contract)
Brian Ellis headshot
Brian Ellis '02 Lib Chair, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee Partner/Principal, Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Keith Graham headshot
Keith Graham '85 Eng Chair, Career Development & Mentorship Committee Senior Instructor and Assc. Chair of Undergraduate Education, Electrical, Computer Engineering Dept., University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Carol Packard headshot
Carol Packard '99 Lib, '18g Edu Chair, Alumni Engagement & Membership Committee Associate Vice President, Colleges and Units - Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell University

Board Members

Samuel Bonsall headshot
Samuel Bonsall '04 Lib, '04g Bus Faculty Representative; Alumni Mentor, Schreyer Consulting Group Reeves Family Early Career Professor in Accounting, Penn State Smeal College of Business
Timothy Cooney headshot
Timothy Cooney '00 Bus Senior Vice President, City National Bank (New Jersey)
Lori Feathers headshot
Lori Feathers '90 Lib Co-Owner and Book Buyer, Interabang Books
Asia Grant headshot
Asia Grant '17 Bus Founder, Redoux
John Hemmer headshot
John Hemmer '03 Eng Partner, Morgan Lewis
Basel Kayyali headshot
Basel Kayyali '96 Eng Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Ryan Koch headshot
Ryan Koch '97 Eng Alumni Mentor, Schreyer Consulting Group Director of Strategy & Corporate Development, Intapp
Emily Kowey Roth headshot
Emily Kowey Roth '12 Lib Attorney, Duane Morris LLP
Kristin Lambert headshot
Kristin Lambert '14 Agr, '19g Medicine Alumni Mentor, Schreyer for Women and Schreyer Medical Team Pediatric Resident Physician, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Jared Edgar McKnight headshot
Jared Edgar McKnight '11 A&A, Lib Alumni Mentor, Scholar Ambassadors Associate and Designer, WRT Design
Aryath Narayanamangalam headshot
Aryath Narayanamangalam '22 Eng Student Representative President, Schreyer Student Council
Michael O'Connor headshot
Michael O'Connor '05 Eng Litigation Counsel, Kraken Digital Asset Exchange
Aleks Radovic-Moreno headshot
Aleks Radovic-Moreno '05 Eng Partner, Longwood Fund
Nikhil Shekher headshot
Nikhil Shekher '16 Bus Vice President of Sales, Diversified Business Consultants, Inc.

Associate Members

Todd Allen headshot
Todd Allen '89 Eng President, Allen Energy Inc.
Jennifer Ashman headshot
Jennifer Ashman '94 Bus, '96g Bus President, CX Amplified
Sheldon Bailey headshot
Sheldon Bailey '05 Behrend Instructor - Department of Physics and Technology, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Cyndy Bober headshot
Cyndy Bober '15 Eng Sr. Analyst - Sales Analytics, Hilton Worldwide
Brian Clionsky headshot
Brian Clionsky '11 Bus Vice President - Debt Capital Markets Originator, Natixis
Tyler Dischinger headshot
Tyler Dischinger '09 Lib Counsel, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.
Lauren Fellin headshot
Lauren Fellin '17 Bus Senior Specialist Re-marketing and Returns, The Hershey Company
Jocelyn Fitzgerald headshot
Jocelyn Fitzgerald '08 Sci, '08 Lib Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Nikolai Foreman headshot
Nikolai Foreman '14 Bus Senior Analyst - Renewable Fuels, Shell Energy North America
Olivia Francois headshot
Olivia Francois '14 Agr Item Writer II, Cambium Assessment
Eric Gibney headshot
Eric Gibney '94 Sci Program Director, Piedmont Transplant Institute (Atlanta, GA); Transplant Nephrologist, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
Tamara Hambrick headshot
Tamara Hambrick '05 Eng Director of Systems Engineering, Northrop Grumman
Brian Harkless headshot
Brian Harkless '95 Eng Command Property Officer - Division Director, NAVAIR (US Navy)
Matt Heidecker headshot
Matt Heidecker '02 Behrend, '07g EMS Vice President, Plastic Services Network
Luke Henegar headshot
Luke Henegar '19 Bus, '19 Lib Global Principal Investments Team, Bank of America
Sue Kelley headshot
Sue Kelley '91 Lib Dean - School of Business, Arts, & Sciences, Pennsylvania College of Technology
Eleni Kornblatt headshot
Eleni Kornblatt '98 Bus Director, Global Marketing - HPV Vaccines, Merck and Co.
Hanna Leonard headshot
Hanna Leonard '18 Lib Law Student, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Rachel-Paige Mumenthaler headshot
Rachel-Paige Mumenthaler '15 Lib Assistant Vice President, PNC Bank - Technology Finance Group
Chelsie Rimel headshot
Chelsie Rimel '15 Lib Associate, K&L Gates
Tammy Sawmelle headshot
Tammy Sawmelle '92 Nur Professor of Nursing, Robert Morris University
Bill Simon headshot
Bill Simon '89 Bus Vice President, McCormick
Alexandra Stulpin headshot
Alexandra Stulpin '11 Lib Attorney, Comegno Law Group, P.C.
Emily Weiland headshot
Emily Weiland '18 Bus Real Estate Banking Associate, PNC Financial Services
Sara Young headshot
Sara Young '14 H&HD Strategic Sourcing Lead, Cochlear Americas

Schreyer Parents Council (SPC)

The Schreyer Parents Council (SPC) plays a critical role in the advancement of the Schreyer Honors College mission. The Council recognizes that parents and families can play a key part in supporting all Scholars, not just their own, through their involvement with the Honors College. The Council was created in 2013 to support development and outreach initiatives.

Betsy Bruning headshot
Betsy Bruning Co-Chair, Parents Council Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools (MD)
David Bruning headshot
David Bruning Co-Chair, Parents Council Head - Toxicology Operations, MilliporeSigma
Todd Gardner headshot
Todd Gardner Chair, Development Committee President, InstallNET International Inc.
Jennifer Wilson Hewitt headshot
Jennifer Wilson Hewitt '85 Law Chair, Outreach Committee
Ronald Francois headshot
Ronald Francois '93 Lib Major Account Manager, VWR
Valerie Francois headshot
Valerie Francois '93 Com Executive Communications and Change Management Consultant, Gray Francois Consulting  LLC
Laura Gardner headshot
Laura Gardner
Patrick Hewitt headshot
Patrick Hewitt '83 Law Managing Partner and Attorney, Riley, Hewitt, Witte & Romano, P.C
Denise McCarthy headshot
Denise McCarthy
Mark McCarthy headshot
Mark McCarthy Principal Partner, EY, LLP
Cort Morrison headshot
Cort Morrison Director, Advisory Services, IntegriChain, Inc.
Robin Morrison headshot
Robin Morrison Freelance Proofreader and Patient and Family Outreach Volunteer, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Bonnie Pontell headshot
Bonnie Pontell Manager, The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Inc.
Jonathan Pontell headshot
Jonathan Pontell Facial Plastic Surgeon and Owner, The Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery Center, Inc.
Jill Semmer headshot
Jill Semmer '88 Lib
Cheryl Uzzo headshot
Cheryl Uzzo
Robert Uzzo headshot
Robert Uzzo Chair - Department of Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Kim Eberle-Wang headshot
Kim Eberle-Wang Science Teacher, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Hoau-Yan Wang headshot
Hoau-Yan Wang Associate Medical Professor, CUNY School of Medicine
Mark Wiggins headshot
Mark Wiggins
Nancy Wiggins headshot
Nancy Wiggins Owner and Optometrist, Optometric Care

Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)

The Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC) consists of senior faculty members from a variety of disciplines that advise the Schreyer Honors College on academic policies and programming.

Sarah Ades headshot
Sarah Ades Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Associate Dean, The Graduate School
Fran Arbaugh headshot
Fran Arbaugh Professor, Mathematics Education
Seth Blumsack headshot
Seth Blumsack Associate Professor, Energy and Mineral Engineering
Samuel Bonsall headshot
Samuel Bonsall Associate Professor, Accounting
Mike Brown headshot
Mike Brown Professor, Management, Business & Management, MBA, and MPAcc Programs
Daniel Carvajal headshot
Daniel Carvajal Academic Chair, Schreyer Honors College Student Council
Colleen Connolly-Ahern headshot
Colleen Connolly-Ahern Associate Professor, Advertising and Public Relations
Ekaterina Haskins headshot
Ekaterina Haskins Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences
Helen Kamens headshot
Helen Kamens Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health
Angela Linse headshot
Angela Linse Executive Director and Associate Dean, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence
Keefe Manning headshot
Keefe Manning Associate Dean, Schreyer Honors College
David McBride headshot
David McBride Professor Emeritus, African American Studies and African American History
Eduardo Navas headshot
Eduardo Navas Associate Research Professor, School of Visual Arts
Jacqueline O'Connor headshot
Jacqueline O'Connor Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Leticia Oseguera headshot
Leticia Oseguera Associate Professor, Higher Education
Rebecca Passonneau headshot
Rebecca Passonneau Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Richard Robinett headshot
Richard Robinett Professor, Physics
Kathryn Salzer headshot
Kathryn Salzer Assistant Professor, History
Hans Schmidt headshot
Hans Schmidt Associate Professor, Communications
Aossa Wade headshot
Aossa Wade Professor, Mathematics

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee consists of a group of faculty interested in helping the Schreyer Honors College incorporate ethics into the Scholar experience.

Jonathan Brockopp headshot
Jonathan Brockopp Professor, History, Religious Studies, and Philosophy Affiliated Faculty, Rock Ethics Institute
Jeffrey Catchmark headshot
Jeffrey Catchmark Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Affiliated Faculty, Rock Ethics Institute
Jennifer Eury headshot
Jennifer Eury Clinical Assistant Professor, Management and Organization Affiliated Faculty, Rock Ethics Institute
Caitlyn Grady headshot
Caitlyn Grady Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute
Joshua Inwood headshot
Joshua Inwood Associate Professor, Geography Senior Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute
Hil Malatino headshot
Hil Malatino Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Philosophy Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute
Martina Orlandi headshot
Martina Orlandi Postdoctoral Scholar in Engaged Ethics, Schreyer Honors College
Ted Toadvine headshot
Ted Toadvine Nancy Tuana Director, Rock Ethics Institute Associate Professor, Philosophy
Alan Wagner headshot
Alan Wagner Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Research Associate, Rock Ethics Institute
Schreyer Scholar Connor Cassady

Being in Schreyer has pushed me further than I ever thought an undergraduate education could. I knew coming to Penn State that I would receive an amazing education with access to a multitude of state-of-the-art resources, but being a Scholar has allowed me to use this environment to maximize my potential and place my education in an ever-changing global community.

Connor Cassady '18 Mathematics