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2008-2009 Award Winners

Since 2004–2005, the Office of Student Conduct has honored 91 students with the Chacivity Award. The award’s name is composed from “character, civility, and integrity.” This award is designed to recognize students who exhibit behavior(s) that are uplifting to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania community by displaying courage, civility, leadership, integrity, and initiative.

In April 2009, 28 students selected during the 2008–2009 academic year, as well as the individuals who nominated them, were honored at a reception.

Chacivity Winners

Fall 2008 Recipients

Hazem AlBalushi 
Nominated by: Jessica Strawn Dories, Office of International Education

Jennifer Barry 
Nominated by: Dr. Joann Migyanka, Special Education and Clinical Services

Andrew Cohen
Nominated by: Dr. Richard Nowell, Special Education and Clinical Services, and Mrs. Annah Hill, Special Education and Clinical Services

Gretchen Colwell
Nominated by: Dr. David Lorenzi, Health and Physical Education

David Donovan
Nominated by: Dr. Judith Villa, English

Jason Ericson
Nominated by: Theo Turner, Interim Assistant Dean of Students at Punxsutawney

Sarah Hasker
Nominated by: Dr. Eric Rosenberger, The Counseling Center

Ruben Henao
Nominated by: Donna Griffith, Assistant Dean for Administration, School of Graduate Studies and Research

Meghan Huff
Nominated by: Dr. Frank Brooks, Spanish Department

Meghan McQuaide
Nominated by: Sara Lawer, Assistant Director, Office of Alumni Relations

Michael Ponza
Nominated by: Dr. Valeri Helterbran, Professional Studies in Education

Sarah Reid
Nominated by: Morgan Rizzardi, Graduate Assistant, Advising and Testing Center

Katy Ringbloom
Nominated by: Morgan Rizzardi, Graduate Assistant, Advising and Testing Center

Melissa Rogers
Nominated by: Dr. Gian Pagnucci, English

Spring 2009 Recipients 

Amanda Avvento
Nominated by: Theo Turner, Interim Assistant Dean of Students at Punxsutawney

Darla Barie
Nominated by: Sam Mucken, Graduate Assistant, Center for Student Life

Kierstin Bolton
Nominated by: Dr. Sarah Wheeler, Political Science

Jennifer Casanova
Nominated by: Ms. Portia Diaz, IUP Libraries

Erin Keller
Nominated by: Dr. Becky Knickelbein, Special Education and Clinical Services

Brendan Markham
Nominated by: Tedd Cogar, Coordinator, Center for Student Life/Office of Student Conduct

Jennifer Michalak
Nominated by: Michele Peterson, Graduate Assistant, Center for Student Life

Bronwyn Murray
Nominated by: Dr. Rita Drapkin, The Counseling Center

Joseph Nelis
Nominated by: Nichole Fest, Office of Housing and Residence Life

Nwaeze Onyemaobim
Nominated by: an anonymous student

Ronald Rethi
Nominated by: Dr. Judith Villa, English, Dr. Rosalee Stilwell, English, and Dr. Laurel Black, English

Christopher Stanis
Nominated by: Dr. Janet Goebel, Director of the Honors College

Janice Starry
Nominated by: Dr. Cora Lou Sherburne, Psychology

Pamela Straub
Nominated by: Dr. Becky Knickelbein, Special Education and Clinical Services


Follow this link to see winners from prior years.

  • Office of Student Conduct
  • Center for Student Life
    Pratt Hall, Room 307
    201 Pratt Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
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