Awards Program

Our chapter's signature event is the annual Celebration of Public Service Excellence awards ceremony. Held during National Public Service Recognition Week, we collaborate with academic public administration programs to honor public servants, students, and academics. Universities induct students achieving the highest honor: membership into Pi Alpha Alpha, the global honor society for public administration.

 

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DISTINGUISHED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

 

2017:  Dr. Susan Gooden, Virginia Commonwealth University and Immediate Past President of ASPA

2016:  Dr. Sanjay Pandey, George Washington University

2015: Dr. Suzanne Piotrowski, Rutgers University, Newark, and Independent Assessor on United States Open Government Partnership

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2014: Dr. Stephanie Newbold, American University and Fellow with the United States Supreme Court

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2013: Dr. Ronnie Tucker, Shippensburg University

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DISTINGUISHED AWARD RECIPIENTS:

 

2017 Award Recipients:

1) Lifetime Achievement:  Peter Marshall, 40+ Years as a Professional Municipal Manager

2) Excellence in Public Service:  The Honorable Eugene DePasquale, Auditor General  

3) Public Servant Leadership:  Dr. Bing Ran, Penn State Harrisburg School of Public Affairs

4) Excellence in Local Government:  Rick Loughery, Chester County Recorder of Deeds

5) Outstanding Young Professional:  Nolan Ritchie, Senate of Pennsylvania

6) Outstanding Student:  Laura Bleiler, West Chester University

7) Student Paper:  Juan Bermudez Blanco, Penn State Harrisburg, and Tyler Sova, West Chester University

 

2016 Award Recipients:

1) Lifetime Achievement:  Dr. Terry Madonna, Franklin and Marshall College

2) Excellence in Public Service:  Secretary Sharron Minnich, Governor's Office of Administration

3) Excellence in Local Government:  Edward Knittel, PA State Association of Boroughs

4) Young Professional In Public Administration:  Terrell Martin, PA Department of Transportation

5) Outstanding Student:  Abigail Lombard, Allegheny College

6) Student Paper:  William Simonson, West Chester University, and Brandin McDonough, Penn State Harrisburg

 

2015 Award Recipients:

1) Lifetime Achievement: Gene Barr, PA Chamber of Business and Industry

2015 lifetime achievement

 2) Excellence in Public Service: Rick Schuettler, PA Municipal League

2015 excellence in public service

 3) Excellence in Local Government: Jeffrey Stonehill, Borough of Chambersburg

2015 excellence in local government

 4) Young Professional in Public Administration: Jennifer Horn, McCormick Taylor

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 5) Outstanding Student in Public Administration: Kathryn Barone, Penn State Harrisburg

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 6) Outstanding Student in Public Administration: Mike Kirby, Shippensburg University

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2014 Award Recipients:

1) Lifetime Achievement: Elam Herr, PA State Association of Township Supervisors

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 2) Excellence in Public Service: Clint Eisenhower, PA Department of Human Services

2014 excellence in public service

 3) Young Professional in Public Administration: Jamie Legenos, PA Department of Transportation

2014 young professional

 4) Outstanding Student in Public Administration: Gregory Wilson, Penn State Harrisburg

2014 outstanding student

 5) Graduate Student Paper*: Jonathan Ravin Hicks, Penn State Harrisburg

2014 graduate student paper

 6) Graduate Student Paper*: Brandon Danz, Shippensburg University

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2013 Award Recipients:

1) Lifetime Achievement: Nancy Dering Mock, Nancy Dering, Inc.

2013 lifetime achievement

2) Excellence in Public Service: Honorable Barry Schoch, P.E., PA Department of Transportation

3) Outstanding Student: Phil Wolgemuth, Shippensburg University

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*Copies of the graduate student papers are available upon request.

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