Student Researchers, Faculty Awards, Theater Artist
Student Researchers, Faculty Awards, Theater Artist
Economics students present sports research; faculty members honored; ArtsPath welcomes a theater artist; and more
student is turned, looking toward the back of the arena, and clapping her hands above her head during one of the undergraduate commencement ceremonies in the Kovalchick Complex's Ed Fry Arena

Live and In Person: Spring 2021 Commencement

IUP’s first in-person commencement ceremonies since 2019 took place Friday and Saturday. If you couldn’t be there, this Facebook photo gallery may be the next best thing.
Three economics majors shared the results of their research at the 2021 Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference held virtually on Friday, April 23. Two of the students received awards.
Department of Economics faculty members James Jozefowicz and Stephanie Jozefowicz are the recipients of the 2020 IUP Award of Excellence in Volunteer Leadership for Advancement Support, which recognizes volunteers who continually inspire others to give their time and treasures to advance IUP.
Zach Clark, director of Student Activities and Assessment for the Student Cooperative Association, heads to Hershey in June to teach in a new leadership internship program.
ArtsPath, one of the 14 Arts-in-Education partners in the state of Pennsylvania, welcomes a new theater artist, Leigh Hendrix, to its list of talented professional artists who provide artist residencies to schools and communities throughout the ArtsPath region of Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson counties.
The Haven Project and Green Dot staff congratulate Adrianna Branin on accepting a position with It’s On Us as their new assistant director of training in Washington, DC. As a student, Branin has been heavily involved in educating the IUP campus on a variety of topics including sexual violence, domestic/dating violence, stalking, and the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program.
Monique Feliciano Labrador has been selected as the IUP Punxsutawney Person of Purpose for January/February 2021. This award recognizes a student who has shown academic excellence, has a good work ethic, and actively participates in the classroom.
Sarah Brown, associate professor in the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design, was recognized at the College of Health and Human Services’ awards ceremony for her outstanding service.
Daniel Lee, professor and chairperson of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was selected for the Outstanding Research Award at the College of Health and Human Services’ annual awards ceremony.
The Department of Hospitality Management recognized student achievement, service, academic scholarship, and leadership at their annual awards ceremony, held virtually. Hospitality industry professionals and alumni were also recognized.
Longtime ArtsPath teaching artist Sandy Trimble recently completed her third residency at the Foundry in Reynoldsville, one of four senior centers in the county under the Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging.
The world has been facing some major challenges that impact the ways in which groups come together and operate. An IUP professor and two students helped smooth out the process by publishing a tip sheet for the Association for Specialists in Group Work’s special initiatives committee.
Karen Scarton, associate professor in the Interior Design program in the Department of Human Development, Fashion, and Interior Design, received the Outstanding Teacher Award at the College of Health and Human Services’ thirty-first annual awards recognition ceremony, held virtually on May 5. 
Stephen Shiring, professor in the Department of Hospitality Management, was selected for the Outstanding Academic Advising Award by the College of Health and Human Services.
Zach Clark, director of Student Activities and Assessment, was honored for his leadership and accomplishments as his service to the National Association for Campus Activities concludes. 
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