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Doctoral Alumni Recognition Ceremony

Doctoral Alumni Recognition Ceremony

The Wall of Honor Ceremony recognizes the professional achievements of alumni who received their doctorate 10, 25 and 50 years ago. The Wall of Honor, located in the lobby of Kern Graduate Building, is updated annually with the names of alumni who received their doctorate 50 years ago. At present, the Wall of Honor displays the names of more than 3,000 alumni.

The Penn State Alumni Association provided support for the creation of the Wall of Honor and is a co-sponsor of this special event. Alumni who were honored at the 2017 Wall of Honor Ceremony are listed below.


Celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2017

  • James L. Knestrick, Ph.D., psychology
  • Ruby L. Meis, D.Ed., home economics education
  • Kenneth C. Oosterhout, Ph.D., chemical engineering
  • David H. Spahr, D.Ed., educational administration

Celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2017

  • Joseph H. Clapper, D.Ed., curriculum and instruction
  • Patrick Cusatis, Ph.D., business administration
  • Stephen C. Grado, Ph.D., forest resources
  • Delmar R. Hart, D.Ed., educational administration
  • Raul E. Macchiavelli, Ph.D., statistics
  • Cathy A. Rusinko, Ph.D., business administration
  • James M. Trout, Ph.D., physiology
  • Jonathan M. Weiss, Ph.D., mechanical engineering
  • Dah-Wei Yuan, Ph.D., metallurgy

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary in 2017

  • Sherrie Myers Bartell, Ph.D., public administration
  • Aline Gomez Maqueo Chew, Ph.D., biochemistry, microbiology and molecular Biology 
  • Julia Maresca, Ph.D., biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology
  • Brian M. Saltsman, Ph.D., biobehavioral health
  • Marcus A. Whitehurst, Ph.D., educational theory and policy



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