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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 2018 Humanitarian Award

Previous Humanitarian Award Recipients



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


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


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

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