An annual award to honor and recognize staff assistants who support the College of Agricultural Sciences and demonstrate outstanding dedication and commitment to their work unit and the College.

Award Details


Staff assistants who support the College of Agricultural Sciences, including full-time Penn State employees who are based away from University Park and part-time Penn State employees who participate in the Earned Time program, may be nominated. Please note: County-paid and county-association staff are not eligible for this endowment award.

Nominees should exhibit leadership and professionalism; demonstrate specialized knowledge in their positions; mentor, motivate and support others; possess a high level of integrity; take initiative to carry out tasks effectively and efficiently; and demonstrate respect for the value of all individuals.

2023 Ella Reagle Staff Assistant Award Winner

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The recipient of the 2023 Ella Reagle Staff Assistant Award is Karen Brown, Administrative Support Assistant in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences. Karen received $500.00 and an engraved plaque to commemorate the honor.

Past Award Winners

Ella Reagle award winners since 2008

Nomination Form 2023

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