Three honored at Penn State Mont Alto

January 27, 2008

MONT ALTO, Pa. - The Penn Stater Awards for the fall semester at Penn State Mont Alto were announced recently.

The Penn Stater Staff Award was presented to Pam Kauffman, staff assistant in the Physical Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant programs.

Kauffman is recognized for her hard work and willingness to take on additional responsibilities in her department such as planning and carrying out the reunion weekend, held Nov. 10. She was responsible for almost every detail of organizing the reunion and pulled everything together with great success.

While working diligently on this extra project, she was still able to perform all her normal duties and was willing to help faculty with any additional requests. She displayed a very friendly and positive demeanor when dealing with faculty, staff and students.


Kauffman has worked at Penn State Mont Alto for 12 years. She lives in Waynesboro, Pa., with her family.

The Penn Stater Faculty Award was presented to Lisa White, head librarian. White supports the international projects and research needs of faculty members and students. She makes sure that the necessary resources to support class projects and study abroad programs are available in the library.

In her ongoing role as head librarian, she put together a lecture series on international travel this past fall. This program brought together faculty, staff, students and community members and offered a personalized tour to Italy, Africa and Sweden. White has worked at Penn State Mont Alto for 16 years. She lives in Gettysburg, Pa., with her family.

The Penn Stater Technical Services Award was presented to Ron Harshman, Heating and Venting Technician with the Office of Physical Plant.

Harshman was recognized for his outstanding work performed over the past summer in renovating the General Studies classrooms 204 and 308.

Although many were involved in these projects, Harshman's work stands out. He also was directly involved with the auditorium transformation this past summer.

His work ethic, expertise and commitment are worthy of this recognition.

Harshman has worked for Penn State Mont Alto for four years. He lives in Orrstown, Pa., with his family.

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