As an annual award banquet, the 2018 Community Partners Recognition and Distinguished Leadership Awards identifies exceptional individuals in Millersville University’s faculty and staff. This year, two awards were given out to deserving individuals.
Held on Wednesday, April 25, the first accolade was awarded to the faculty members who developed the MU Watershed Education Training Institute; Dr. John Wallace, professor of biology; and Dr. Nanette Marcum-Dietrich, professor in educational foundations. “These dedicated faculty members have built a model for engaging young people in global climate change through their work and particularly outside of the classroom,” stated Dr. Victor DeSantis, dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning, at the ceremony. This institute uses an award-winning watershed education curriculum as well as a nationally-recognized “project wet curriculum” to educate students on the significance of clean water.
The second award was given to Millersville’s on-campus PSECU branch manager, Kristyne Schonhaut. PSECU has sponsored trainings for students on financing and managing money, hosted health fairs, career fairs and much more, and has also provided internship opportunities to deserving students. In addition, PSECU assists students and employees with the purchasing and budgeting of homes, automobiles and tuition, ultimately bettering the lives of all who use their services.