Smeal Senior Awards

Senior Awards

Deadline to apply: February 9, 2018 (5:00 pm EST)

These awards are presented annually in the spring to graduating seniors enrolled in The Smeal College of Business. Seniors who are graduating in the spring, summer, or fall of the same year are eligible to apply.  Recipients will be recognized at commencement and receive a Nittany Lion statuette as well as a monetary award.  Please see the information below to apply:  

Helen Eakin Eisenhower Award

Awarded to a graduating seniors who has demonstrated scholarship, leadership, character, and service to the Smeal College of Business.

Ralph H. Wherry Student Service Award

This award honors graduating seniors who have excelled in service to the College, have exhibited academic achievement, and manifest the promise of a successful professional career.

The John M. & Anne B. Stevens Academic Integrity Award

Awarded to graduating senior (or seniors) who demonstrate leadership in academic integrity by serving on a college committee, task force or in a leadership role, dedicated to upholding the Smeal Honor Code and to promoting a culture of academic integrity.

The George Leland Leffler Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding Finance major.

Milton J. Bergstein Student Community Service Award

Awarded to graduating seniors who have achieved success in at least one student organization and has demonstrated ongoing involvement in a community service program outside of Smeal. 


2017 Senior Award Recipients


Helen Eakin Eisenhower Award

Boyoung Kim,  Finance

Ralph H Wherry Awards

Samuel Diacont,  Finance
Asia Grant, Marketing
Grace Guo, Accounting (MACC)
Kevin Hernandez, Finance
Bryanna Hope, Management
Laura Peterson, Supply Chain and Information Systems
Devam Shah, Marketing
Shonda Walters,  Risk Management, ERM
Zachary Weinhold,  Supply Chain and Information System

Stevens Academic Integrity Award

Andrew Graziano, Finance
Arissa Green, Supply Chain and Information Systems
Andrew Murphy, Supply Chain and Information Systems

George Leland Leffler Award

John Delaney, Finance

Milton J. Bergstein Community Service Awards

Lauren Herneisey, Accounting (MACC)
Erica Hill, Marketing
Alexander Pronzato, CIENT
Austin Sommerer, Marketing



ELIGIBILITY:  Seniors who are graduating in the Spring, Summer, or Fall of the same year.




Karen Serago
Phone:  814-863-1947