Student Affairs in Higher Education Graduate Students Honored at 2010 Commencement

Posted on 5/18/2010 2:22:34 PM

Over the 2010 Commencement weekend, several students from the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) were honored for their exceptional accomplishments and contributions.

On Friday, May 7, at the annual department banquet, three awards were presented. Shauna Sergent (’11) received the first-ever Get Involved! SAHE Leadership Award and a $250 scholarship established by Tom Baker (’05) and Erin Baker. Craig Pickett (’10) received the Outstanding Scholar award for his achievement as a student and his ability to enhance the learning environment for his colleagues. David Tiscione (’10) received the S. Trevor Hadley Outstanding Student Award for his accomplishments as a student and his significant service to the campus and the community.

On Saturday, May 8, at the twentieth annual African American Cultural Center Spring Pre-commencement Reception and Awards Program, SAHE students Jasmine Smalls (’10) and Craig Pickett (’10) received the John S. Rock Exceptional Leadership and Service Award. These awards are designed to recognize outstanding graduating minority graduate students who, through mentoring, leadership, service, and other academic or personal achievements, are seen by faculty or administrator sponsors as being a positive role model to the campus and local community and as having an overall positive impact on IUP.

On Sunday, May 9, at the SAHE Department Commencement program, Craig Pickett ('10) delivered the commencement address. SAHE students and faculty annually select commencement speakers based on their excellent speaking skills and ability to represent their classmates.

The SAHE students, faculty, and alumni are proud of and congratulate all of our honorees!