Alumni Connections, February 2010: Honoring Distinguished Alumni

Posted on 2/15/2010 12:18:33 PM
Dave Serlo '68, M'70 and family enjoy the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala

On March 27, 2010, eight outstanding alumni will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at a black-tie gala held on the IUP campus. This award is given annually to alumni who have achieved distinction through sustained performance in their chosen professions or to alumni who have provided outstanding service to IUP.

Of the more than 110,000 IUP alumni, only 290 alumni have received this award.

This year’s award winners include leaders in fields of business, journalism, state government, international security, education, and other professions. You can read more about the 2010 award recipients at the Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients page.

On behalf of the IUP Alumni Association, I wish to recognize and thank the members of the awards selection committee.

2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards Selection Committee:

The Honorable Jim Wansacz ’94, chairperson; state representative, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Greg Joseph ’85, recording artist and musician, The Clarks

David Mawhinney ’86, CEO and cofounder, mSpoke

Tom Murry ’64, professor of Speech Pathology in Otolaryngology and director of Voice Therapy, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Weill Cornell Medical College

Ellen Sylves Ruddock ’66, director, Center for Family Business, IUP

Steve Skorija ’69, manager, Walt Disney Entertainment Music Department

Patrick Wallace ’85, owner/principal, Covington Investment Advisors

Through the support of alumni and friends, each year the nomination pool continues to grow with highly accomplished candidates. If you know of an outstanding IUP alumnus or alumna you would like to nominate for a Distinguished Alumni Award, please complete the on-line nomination form.


Mary Jo Lyttle ’86, M’89
Executive Director, IUP Alumni Association