UNIVERSITY AWARDS


An award is a cash grant or gift made directly to a student or a mention on a University plaque in recognition of the student’s achievements. For more information on any of these awards, contact the Honors and Awards Committee through the Dean of Graduate Studies and Extended Programs.

Alpha Beta Alpha Awards. Presented by the Kappa Chapter to one of its graduating members for service to the University and the faculty, scholarship, and outstanding professional attitude.

American Chemical Society, Millersville University Student Affiliate Award. Recognition on a plaque in Roddy Science Center to a graduating senior of high academic standing who has contributed outstanding service to the chemistry department and the chapter.

American Chemical Society, Southeastern Pennsylvania Section Award. The Merck Index is awarded to the outstanding senior chemistry major. Recognition on a plaque in Roddy Science Center, a choice from several reference works, and journal subscriptions are awarded.

American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry. A subscription to Analytical Chemistry and honorary membership in the Division of Analytical Chemistry to the outstanding student in analytical chemistry.

American Institute of Biological Scientists Outstanding Biologist Award. Recognition on a plaque in Roddy Science Center to a graduating biology major who has excelled in scholarship, research and service to the biology department.

American Institute of Chemists Award. A one-year associate membership in AIC and recognition on a plaque in Roddy Science Center to the outstanding graduating chemistry major based on character, academic standing and potential to become a successful chemist.

American Society of Safety Engineers/Raymond C. Mullin Award. Presented by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of ASSE each semester to a junior or senior occupational safety and hygiene management major who has completed at least 15 credits of occupational safety and hygiene management courses and 12 credits of related courses with a GPA of at least 2.5 overall and 3.0 in health safety management courses.

Art Department Art History Award. Given to a junior or senior art major who has taken at least two art history courses and who, in the opinion of the art history faculty, has shown high academic promise.

Guy Kurtz Bard Award. Awarded to a senior political science major in even-numbered years and to a senior history major in odd-numbered years for outstanding ability in political science and history.

Esther Herr Bear Award. Awarded to worthy and deserving students who excel in music.

Anne E. Beyer Award. Awarded for outstanding performance in student teaching to senior elementary education majors who have spent two full academic years at Millersville preparing to teach in elementary schools.

Henry Franklin Bitner Science Awards. Awarded to two seniors annually, one in physical science and one in biological science.

The Black Student Union/Allen-Coleman Award. Awarded to a member of the Black Student Union who has a CGPA of 2.75 and who has demonstrated service to the Millersville campus community through active membership and involvement in campus organizations.

Lee E. and Laura H. Boyer Award. Awarded to two seniors: one who is a computer science major excelling in mathematics and one who is a mathematics major excelling in computer science.

Chemical Rubber Company Chemistry Award. A book to the outstanding student in the general chemistry sequence.

Class of 1866 Award. Awarded to one male and one female senior for excellence in mathematics.

Class of 1895 Award, also known as the Frank Albert Fund of the Class of 1895. Awarded to a graduating senior on the basis of scholarship and all-around service to the University.

Class of 1898 Award. Awarded to the second-ranking member of the junior class, payable after graduation.

Class of 1911 Award, also known as the H. Justin Roddy Award for Proficiency in the Teaching of Science. Awarded to a graduating senior who, in student teaching, shows greatest promise of becoming a successful teacher of the sciences.

Class of 1922 Esther E. Lenhardt Award. Awarded to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in the use of English.

Commission on Cultural Diversity Award. Awarded annually to one female and one male student of diverse backgrounds. Selection of the student is based on academic performance and service to the University community.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Universities Biologists Award. Awarded on the basis of academic standing, excellence in biology and research potential.

Computer Science Award. Awarded to a senior computer science major for outstanding achievement in computer science courses.

Cooperative Education Program Certificate of Achievement. Awarded to seniors for outstanding achievement in the cooperative education program.

Distinguished Sales & Marketing Award. Presented by the Lancaster Chapter of Sales & Marketing Executives International to the outstanding graduating student member of Pi Sigma Epsilon.

Dramatics Service Award. Presented by Citamard Players to a graduating senior for outstanding service in the area of dramatics.

Earth Sciences Awards for Academic Excellence. Recognition on a plaque in Roddy Science Center to seniors for excellence in earth sciences.

Michael W. Eisenberger Award. Awarded to the graduating senior University Choir member who has been recognized by fellow choir members as emulating those qualities of leadership, musical ability and friendliness displayed by the late Michael W. Eisenberger during his association with the Choir and the University.

Ermaleen B. Etter Award. Awarded to senior student teachers enrolled in the School of Education who have demonstrated professional excellence during their student teaching experience with learning disabled children.

Excellence in Printing Technology Award. Presented annually to a senior industry and technology student who possesses a GPA of at least 3.0, consistently produces high quality work, displays innovative ideas and demonstrates outstanding commitment to the printing profession.

Faculty-Student Athletic Committee Awards. Plaques to the male and female varsity letter winners who have attained the highest GPA over seven semesters of academic work.

Betty J. Finney Community Service Award. Awarded to a senior psychology major who has demonstrated outstanding community service relevant to the field of psychology. Recipient must have attained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, selection is by vote of the psychology faculty.

Antone K. Fontes Health Professions Award. Reference books presented to three graduating seniors, one each from premedical/pre-dental, nursing, and allied health programs, who have demonstrated outstanding ability. Selections are on the basis of GPA and recommendations.

Marion G. Foster Award. Awarded to a junior social work major who best exemplifies those qualities of Marion G. Foster: dedication to the social work profession; a genuine respect for people; and demonstrated academic excellence under extraordinary circumstances.

Leah Fudem Photographic Service Award. Awarded to two students for outstanding photographic service to The Snapper or the Touchstone.

Verda M. Fulmer Award. Established by the Philadelphia and Suburban Branch of the Alumni Association, and awarded to an outstanding senior elementary education major.

Fulton Bank Award in Economics. Awarded to a student who, in the judgement of the economics department, has written the best essay on an aspect of banking.

Geography Department Award. A certificate and an appropriate gift, usually a book, presented annually by the geography department. Selection is made by the geography faculty.

D. Joan Godfrey Nursing Award. Awarded to one to three senior nursing majors on the basis of participation in the nursing program and club and other campus activities, involvement in the nursing profession, and academic standing.

Earle M. Hite Award. A plaque awarded to a senior or junior for outstanding service to the University yearbook, the Touchstone.

Elsie Hostetter Award. Presented by the early childhood faculty to the outstanding senior early childhood education major.

Ralph J. Hyson Memorial Award. Awarded to the senior French major judged outstanding in French studies.

Institute of Management Accountants Managerial Accounting Award. Awarded by the Lancaster Chapter of the National Association of Accountants to a graduating senior who has completed at least 18 semester hours in accounting. Also based on senior thesis and academic achievement.

Instrument Society of America Central Keystone Section Outstanding Student Award. Awarded to a junior or senior industry and technology student who possesses a GPA of at least 3.0 and is committed to specializing in and demonstrating outstanding performance in transportation/energy/power.

Henry J. Kauffman Award in Metal Technology. Awarded to a senior industry and technology major who has attained distinguished achievement in metals technology.

Richard C. Keller Award in American History. Awarded to senior history major who has shown strong interest and capability in American history.

Martin and Anna Zimmerman Kondor Award. Awarded to a graduating elementary education major on the basis of a 3.35 GPA, excellence in student teaching, outstanding personal and professional characteristics, and dedication to teaching.

Louis and Margarete Koppel Awards in European History and German Literature. The awards are given to two graduating seniors, one excelling in the study of European history, and the other excelling in German language and literature.

Lancaster-Lebanon Reading Association Awards. Awarded to an elementary education major with an area of interest in Reading for outstanding work in reading education.

Harold A. Laynor Art Education Award. Awarded to art education majors demonstrating financial need and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Music Faculty Award. A bond and recognition on a plaque in Lyte Auditorium to the outstanding music education graduate.

National Association of Accountants Managerial Accounting Award. Presented by the Lancaster Chapter of the National Association of Accountants to a graduating senior who has completed at least 18 credits in accounting. Selection is based on academic excellence and excellence of the senior thesis.

National Association of Music Merchants Award. Awarded to a student planning to pursue a career in the music products industry.

Burl N. Osburn Award. Awarded annually to a student who excels in technology education.

Outstanding Student in Instrumentation – Power Technology Award. Presented annually to a junior or senior industry and technology student who possesses a GPA of at least 3.0, is committed to specialize in and demonstrates outstanding performance in the power technology cluster.

Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award. A plaque to a graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the profession of accounting. Selection is based on high performance in accounting, in particular, and on excellent general performance plus participation in the co-curricular activities in business administration.

Phi Sigma Pi Award. Awarded to a graduating Phi Sigma Pi member for scholarship, leadership, character and outstanding service to the University. Service keys are awarded to graduating members of the fraternity using the same criteria.

Philadelphia Alumni Award. Awarded to a technology education major who demonstrates the best qualities of a technology teacher.

Psychology Club Award. Awarded to a senior psychology major for outstanding interest and enthusiasm in psychology, service to the department, and scholarship as evidenced by a GPA of at least 3.0.

Psychology Faculty Awards. Established by the psychology faculty and awarded to outstanding junior and senior psychology majors.

Margie L. Ranck Award. Awarded to a student who has completed the junior year on the basis of outstanding intellectual attainment, and good character.

Gary W. & Jacqueline Reighard Award for Outstanding Leadership. Awarded to a student for outstanding leadership who has completed at least 60 credits and who possesses at least a 2.75 GPA. Selection based upon past contributions to Millersville University and potential for future development as a leader.

Henry J. Rutherford Memorial Award. Awarded to a junior or senior who has been constructively involved in environmental action and environmental enrichment activities.

Irene P. Seadle German Section Award. Awarded to a senior German major who has done excellent work in German studies and contributed significant service to the German section.

Harold W. and Miriam W. Shaar String Award. Awarded to a sophomore or junior music education major who has demonstrated considerable progress in playing a string instrument, shown an interest in teaching string instruments, and contributed to the musical enrichment of University musical organizations.

Social Work Faculty Award. Awarded to a senior social work major for academic excellence.

Social Work Organization Award. Awarded to a senior social work major for academic excellence and contributions to the Social Work Organization.

Society for the Advancement of Management Award. Presented by the Millersville student chapter of S.A.M. to a junior or senior who has maintained at least a 3.0 GPA and exhibited outstanding management potential through participation in co-curricular activities in Business Administration.

Charles D. Spotts Naturalist-Humanist Award. Awarded to the junior or senior who has contributed most to the naturalist humanist ethic.

Mary R. Slokum Sproul Prize. Awarded to a student for excellence in public speaking.

J. Richard Steinmetz Technology Teaching Award. Awarded to a technology education senior who in the judgment of the industry and technology faculty has high potential to become a successful teacher as evidenced by outstanding performance in student teaching and excellence in professional technical areas.

Anne Tunis Summy Print Award. Awarded for outstanding achievement by a student who has produced the best print in the art department’s printmaking classes, as judged by a jury of art department faculty.

Anne Tunis Summy Water Color Award. Awarded to a student demonstrating special talents and contributions related to visual arts and specifically the water color medium.

Ronald E. Sykes Artist-Teacher Award. Awarded to the art education student teacher who has achieved the highest GPA based on 30 or more Millersville art credits.

John C. Ursprung Award. An engraved silver bowl and award for contributions of high journalistic quality to the University yearbook, the Touchstone.

John A. Van Horn Award for Applied Physics. A book to a senior physics major who demonstrates outstanding ability in applied physics.

The Wall Street Journal Award. A subscription to the student submitting the winning essay on an aspect of government and its relation to business.

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Awarded to outstanding seniors for scholarships, service, constructive participation in activities, and contribution to student government and campus life.

Ruth Fox Wilkinson Award. Awarded by the Philadelphia Alumni Branch to a graduating senior who has attained the highest average in elementary and early childhood education courses.

WIXQ Service Award. Awarded to a senior for outstanding service to the University radio station.

Xenophile-Theodore H. Rupp Foreign Language Award. Awarded to a graduating senior for excellence in foreign languages.