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Trustees Recognize Student Member

Raymond G. Edwards, Jr., of Wernersville, was recognized by the Council of Trustees on May 5, 2011, for his work as student trustee.

Edwards, son of Raymond and Janice Edwards, was appointed a trustee June 11, 2009, by Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. His tenure will end with his May 7 graduation from IUP with bachelor’s degrees in Economics and International Business.

As a student trustee, Edwards serves as a full member of the council, the university’s governing board concerning financial issues and compliance of university policies with state law.

Edwards, a student in the Robert E. Cook Honors College, is a member of the IUP Ambassadors student group and the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology Strategic Planning Committee. He recently won an Outstanding Presentation Award at the 2011 Undergraduate Scholars Forum.

Edwards is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma business honor fraternity, Delta Epsilon Iota honor society, and Mortar Board honor society. He also is the recipient of the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, Cook Honors College Board of Directors Scholarship, the Eberly College of Business Family Scholarship, and the Small Steps Scholarship.

In June 2010, Edwards completed a fellowship in economics with the American Institute of Economic Research in Great Barrington, Mass.

The fellowship included individual study and group seminars in property rights, sound money, methods of scientific inquiry, and other special topics. Admission was based on academic achievement, interest in current economic problems, plans for future study, and potential for success.

In the fall, Edwards will attend the University of Georgia to pursue a Ph.D. in economics.

Ray Edwards, center, was recognized for his service as student member on the Council of Trustees by David Werner, interim president, and trustee Susan Delaney.

Ray Edwards, center, was recognized for his service as student member of the Council of Trustees by David Werner, interim president, and trustee Susan Delaney. (Keith Boyer photo)