The Alumni Fellow Award is the most prestigious award presented by the Penn State Alumni Association. This program is designed to invite outstanding alumni and leaders to the University to share their special expertise in informal contacts with students and members of the faculty and administration.

2022 Alumni Fellow

Jeffrey Conrad '83 Agricultural Business Management, President and Founder of AgIS Capital LLC; Daniel Eichenlaub '78 Architectural Engineering, President of Eichenlaub, Inc.

2019 Alumni Fellow

I. Miley Gonzalez '82 Agricultural Education; James Zallie '82 Food Science, President and CEO of Ingredion Inc.

2016 Alumni Fellow

Theodore S. Katsigianis ‘75 M.S. , ‘79 Ph.D Dairy Science, Vice President of Agricultural Sciences, The Biltmore Company

2015 Alumni Fellow

Russell C. Redding '82 Agricultural Education, '99g Agricultural and Extension Education, Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture

2014 Alumni Fellow

Steven Leath '79 Plant Science, President, Iowa State University

2013 Alumni Fellow

MeeCee Baker ’82 B.S., ’94 Ph.D. Agricultural Education, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner of Versant Strategies

2012 Alumni Fellow

Tawfik Y. Sharkasi '84 Ph.D. Food Science, Vice President of Innovation for the Asia Pacific Region of the William Wrigley Jr. Company

2011 Alumni Fellow

Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, '80g Entomology, Research Leader and Center Director of the U.S.D.A Carl Hayden Bee Research Center

2010 Alumni Fellow

Louis Galliker III, 1956 Dairy Science, Chairman/President of Galliker Dairy Company

2009 Alumni Fellow

John D. Gearhart '64, director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

2008 Alumni Fellow

Catherine E. Adams ’79, Food Science; President and CEO, RdR Solutions Consulting, LLC

2007 Alumni Fellow

David N. Geise '68 Agronomy. David N. Geise is president and CEO of Furmano Foods of Northumberland, Pa., the largest family-owned tomato procesor in the eastern United States that is over 80 years old.

2006 Alumni Fellow

David Denlinger '67 B.S., Entomology. David L. Denlinger of Worthington, Ohio, is a Distinguished University Professor of Entomology at The Ohio State University.

2005 Alumni Fellow

Edward Frank Kocjancic '54 B.S., Forestry. He was president of Edward F. Kocjancic, Inc., Consulting Foresters, in Kane, Pa. He practiced forestry for 47 years--37 years as a consultant.

2004 Alumni Fellows

Alec J. Beliasov, Katherine Browne Perry, Joseph J. Speroni

2003 Alumni Fellow

Dean Girton '60 B.S. Dairy Science. Girton is owner and president of Girton Manufacturing Company Inc., which produces and distributes dairy and food processing equipment worldwide.

2002 Alumni Fellow

Dr. Richard Grubb '58 B.S., '61 M.S. Ag. Economic and Rural Sociology, '71 Ph.D. Higher Education. Retired senior vice president and dean emeritus of the Penn State Commonwealth Educational System and former Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture

2001 Alumni Fellow

Stuart Patton '43 B.S. Dairy Husbandry. Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurosciences, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego

2000 Alumni Fellow

M. Michael Arjmand, '75g and '78g, is CEO of Centre Analytical Laboratories in State College, Pa.

1999 Alumni Fellows

Barbara Howell Raphael '72, Donald B. Josephson '60

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Kelly Praskovich
  • Associate Director of Alumni Relations

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