2017 Awards Ceremony

The 5th Annual Awards Ceremony of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), in partnership with Pi Alpha Alpha, was held on Thursday, May 4, 2017, in the Pennsylvania State Capitol. This event was sponsored by West Chester University and Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs.

Our event started with a keynote speaker - Dr. Susan Gooden, Immediate Past President, ASPA, and accomplished Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University - who focused on public service values, challenges and opportunities.

The awards ceremony recognized the following:

Peter Marshall, Lifetime Achievement Award
Eugene DePasquale, Excellence in Public Service Award
Dr. Bing Ran, Public Servant Leadership Award
Rick Loughery, Excellence in Local Government Award
Nolan Ritchie, Outstanding Young Professional Award
Laura Bleiler, Outstanding Student Award
Juan Bermudez Blanco, Student Paper Award
Tyler Sova, Student Paper Award

A Pi Alpha Alpha induction ceremony concluded the event.