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Volunteer Group Awards

Affiliate groups are recognized for outstanding programming in each of the following categories: Young Alumni Involvement Award; Professional Development Award; Fundraising Award; Scholarship Development Award; New Innovative Event or Program Award; Joint Activity Award; Outstanding Service Project Award; Student Interaction Award; Membership Award Below; and the Fellowship and Networking Award. Below are the awards won by GEMS.

2014 Recipient of Penn State Alumni Association New/Innovative Event or Program Award

This award is given to any affiliate group that has distinguished itself through an exceptional new and innovative program or event. A program grant of $500 was received for Millennium Science Complex Showcase Event.


2013 Recipient of Penn State Alumni Association Student Interaction Award

This award is given to any affiliate group that has distinguished itself through outstanding student support and interaction. A program grant of $500 was received for the board’s key role in the student-run Earth and Mineral Sciences Exhibition (EMEX).


2011 Recipient of Penn State Alumni Association Student Interaction Award

This award is given to any affiliate group that has distinguished itself through outstanding student support and interaction. A program grant of $500 was received for alumni interaction with students, faculty, and staff of the College during a 3 day orientation program called Total Orientation To Earth and Mineral Sciences (TOTEMS).  


2008 Recipient of Penn State Alumni Association New/Innovative Event or Program Award

This award is given to any affiliate group that has distinguished itself through an exceptional new and innovative program or event. A program grant of $500 was received for the creation of the bi-annual GEMS Seminar series to highlight the relevance of each department to business and society.


2007 Recipient of Penn State Alumni Association Membership Award

This award is given to any affiliate group that has distinguished itself through an exceptional membership program that supports the membership campaign of the Alumni Association. A program grant of $500 was received for the GEMS Diamond Award recipient being honored with a life time membership to the Penn State Alumni Association.

More information

Colleen Swetland
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
814-863-4667
clw2@psu.edu

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