Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Student Affairs
in Higher Education (SAHE) is pleased to announce Jennifer Ferrell as the recipient of the Ronald Lunardini Distinguished Alumni Award for 2014.
Jennifer is a 2005 graduate of SAHE and is currently the director of Student
Involvement at Keene State College in New Hampshire. Prior to that, she was the coordinator of
Student Activities at Keene State College, the position she assumed after
graduating from IUP.
Jennifer’s contributions to the profession are highlighted by publications
and numerous national conference presentations plus many service activities for
professional associations, including the Northeast Greek Leadership, National
Association for Campus Activities, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, and
American College Personnel Association, for which she was recently elected as
the assembly coordinator for the Standing Committees.
Numerous letters of support from
professional colleagues, Keene State alumni, and Keene State students were
submitted in support of her nomination. Quotes
from those letters describe Jennifer in the following ways: “her main priority
is about individuals and their development,” “she has a way of instilling
confidence into people just by believing in them,” “she will always be an
example that I strive to follow,” and “Jen has demonstrated her appreciation
for life-long learning and ongoing professional development, and she has taught
us to do the same.”
The award selection committee (comprised of faculty, students, and alumni), in their review of the nomination materials for Jennifer, unanimously affirmed that she meets and exceeds the award criteria, particularly in the areas of promoting student success, collaborating with colleagues, embracing lifelong learning, and contributing to the profession.
The award was presented to Jennifer at an alumni reception hosted by IUP on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association in Indianapolis, Ind.
The Ronald Lunardini Distinguished Alumni Award, begun in 2006,
was created to acknowledge an alumna or alumnus of the SAHE department whose experiences
and accomplishments as a student affairs professional significantly reflect the
standards and values of the SPS program/SAHE Department. In 2008, in
recognition of Ron Lunardini’s 37 years of service to IUP (18 as an SAHE faculty
member), the award title was changed to honor him.
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