Jennifer Alles and Dr. Linda Koch
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Jennifer Alles of Flemington, N.J. is the recipient of the 2010 Lock Haven University Student Woman of Distinction Award. 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 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The award was announced by Vice President for Student Affairs Linda D. Koch at the university’s annual Gerald R. Robinson Academic Honors and Foundation Awards Convocation on April 11.
Alles, a senior majoring in Sociology/Social Work, is president of the LHU Women’s’ Coalition and student representative to the President’s Commission on the Status of Women. In presenting the award, Dr. Koch cited Alles’ leadership roles in organizing a vigil against domestic violence, organizing a screening of a film about eating disorders, and leading the Women’s’ Coalition’s Take Back the Night event.
In nominating Alles, Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Gruber wrote, “Jennifer is a smart, talented, socially-conscious student. Her determination to promote social justice and equity—for all members of the community—makes her the perfect candidate for a Woman of Distinction award.”
After graduating from LHU in May, Alles will pursue a masters degree in social work at Rutgers University.
The Woman of Distinction Awards honor women who go above and beyond in their service to the campus and the community. Special emphasis is placed on service to further women’s issues on campus or in the community. Faculty and Staff Woman of Distinction Awards will be announced at the president’s fall opening meeting.