Recipients of the 2013 Young Alumni Achievement Awards

Seated, from left: Seth Mitchell, Heidi Hezlep Higbee, and Brian Urban. Standing: Sandra Koeppl Barsotti ’87, IUP Alumni Association president; Matthew Whited; Trisha Rae Stahl; and Melissa Leiden Welsh.

Young Alumni Achievement

IUP’s six academic colleges each honored an accomplished graduate of the last 15 years during the Young Alumni Achievement Awards, organized each fall by the IUP Ambassadors and the IUP Alumni Association. The 2013 award recipients are as follows:

Friend of Higher Education Award and Legislative Fellow

The annual Friend of Higher Education Award went to Jay Costa ’79, of the Pennsylvania Senate, and the Legislative Fellow honor to Joseph Markosek, of the state House of Representatives. The awards program was started in 1998 by IUP’s faculty union, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, with help from the university’s administration.

Distinguished Family Business

The IUP Center for Family Business honored the Reschini family in March with the 2014 Distinguished Family Business Award. In 1938, the family founded the Reschini Insurance Agency, which has expanded into the Reschini Group, a 75-employee firm serving clients across the country. Two of the agency’s former locations are now part of the IUP campus. The award is presented annually on the basis of business success, contributions to the community, and succession of ownership and management to the second generation or more.

Support of Veterans

IUP was recently recognized for its support of students who are veterans. Military Advanced Education and G.I. Jobs Magazine both named IUP to their lists of Military Friendly Schools, and U.S. News and World Report included the university on its Best Colleges for Veterans list.

Best Business Schools/Colleges

The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology is listed in the Princeton Review’s The Best 295 Business Schools. This is the 10th consecutive year the business college has been selected for the guidebook. IUP is part of the Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges; it has been included in the guidebook each year since 2001.

More from the Spring 2014 Issue of IUP Magazine

Living the Vision

Living the Vision

In need of a shared vision to guide its future, the university turned to the Journalism Department for help

Mission to Protect

Mission to Protect

Alumnus John Gilly is on a quest for vaccines to prevent some of the world’s most threatening diseases

Message from the President

IUP offers an excellent return on investment—for the students it serves and for the alumni who generously support the university.

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Dash from the Past

Raymond Carroll was guilty of thievery the evening of January 31, 1914, but he was no lawbreaker—just a record breaker

Members for Life

Lasting bonds have been forged in IUP student groups and programs

From the Ground Up

Two major construction projects are under way on campus: the Crimson Café and a new building for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

They Believe in Science

A $1.25-million gift from an alumni couple offers a powerful start for a new science building

Twice as Nice

Twenty-five years have passed since the gymnastics team’s mad dash to the podium marking its second straight national title