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.