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Wall of Honor Ceremony

Wall of Honor 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 2018 Wall of Honor Ceremony are listed below.

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2018

  • Bernard J. Abbott, Ph.D., Microbiology
  • Robert E. Bennett, D.Ed., Educational Administration
  • Wilmer E. Culham, Ph.D., Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
  • Lester G. Kleckner, D.Ed., Secondary Education
  • Lewis D. Kleinsasser, Ph.D., Psychology
  • James W. McCauley, Ph.D., Solid State Science
  • David J. Michel, Ph.D., Metallurgy
  • Vernon A. Nelson, Ph.D., Zoology and Entomology
  • Harvey S. Piper, Jr., Ph.D., Electrical Engineering
  • Fred W. Vondracek, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Larry N. Wilder, Ph.D., Speech
  • Helen D. Wise, D.Ed., Secondary Education
  • John J. Zavodni, Ph.D., Physiology

Celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2018

  • Robert R. By, Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering
  • Joseph R. Fischer, Ph.D., History
  • Dominic J. Lilak, Ph.D., Psychology

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary in 2018

  • Susan Carr-Mamett, Ph.D., Work Force Education and Development
  • Sarah K. Gebauer, Ph.D., Integrative Biosciences
  • Nicolai Pogrevnykov, Ph.D., Information Sciences and Technology



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