LHU students recognized for excellence
Gerald R. Robinson Academic Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation
April 17, 2012
Over 200 students received academic honors and scholarship awards at Lock Haven University’s annual Gerald R. Robinson Academic Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation. The ceremony took place on Sunday, April 15 in Price Performance Center. The convocation is a highlight of the academic year.
Carolyn Perry, Assistant Professor Emerita, delivered the 2012 Gerald R. Robinson Distinguished Lecture. Perry was a member of the Lock Haven University faculty for twenty-seven years, most in the Department of English. She holds degrees from the University of Dallas and Washington University in St Louis. Perry’s book, “For Better, For Worse: Patient in the Maelstrom,” is a memoir of her experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina. It was published in 2011 and is a candidate for this year’s Independent Publishers Award.
In her remarks, Perry told of her experiences in New Orleans when the levees broke and she and her husband were trapped in the flooded Memorial Hospital. She described how people will behave in a crisis, and what we can learn from their actions. “One person can make a difference,” she said. “If people band together and trust one another, they can save fellow citizens. They can save a home. They can save a neighborhood. They can save a city.”
The webcast of the ceremony can be viewed by accessing the following link: http://mediasite.lhup.edu/Mediasite51/Viewer/?peid=1bce5edcaa584ee5930f2e89889472581d
Named in honor of the former vice president for academic affairs and distinguished educator, the Gerald R. Robinson Distinguished Lecture brings outstanding scholars and business leaders to campus annually for the spring Academic Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation. Dr. Robinson, for whom Robinson Learning Center is named, was associated with Lock Haven University for 22 years.
The Gerald R. Robinson Academic Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation is sponsored by Lock Haven University and the Lock Haven University Foundation.
The purpose of the Lock Haven University Foundation is to generate and manage resources for the benefit of Lock Haven University and its students. The Foundation gives much of the money raised to students through academic and athletic scholarships, which help students achieve their goal of a higher education. The Foundation manages nearly 120 individually named scholarships for current students, many of which have multiple recipients. In addition, the Foundation awards dozens of scholarships for incoming freshman. The Foundation awards nearly $800,000 annually in academic and athletic scholarships.
Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degrees and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.