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Graduate School Alumni Society Humanitarian Award

Humanitarian Award

The Graduate School Alumni Society (GSAS) Humanitarian Award recognizes an alumnus/alumna holding a graduate degree from Penn State who has made a positive societal impact on the welfare of humankind beyond the responsibilities of one's profession. This includes a significant contribution benefiting one's community, state, and/or nation, or people of other nations.

Recipient of the 2017 Humanitarian Award

Previous Humanitarian Award Recipients


  • Charles P. Hoiberg '70 Ph.D., Biochemistry


  • T. Ming Chu '67 Ph.D., Biochemistry


  • Robert C. Shaler '68 Ph.D., Biochemistry

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