The SOTY Committee was very busy this summer working toward the goal of launching an enhanced electronic submission process. The 13 member committee created new online forms, revised the evaluation form, clarified the process, and provided updates for the webpage. Please take note of these changes:
- All materials except the resume are now online forms.
- The student must complete an online Application Form and Essay (formerly called student statement).
- The resume must be uploaded with the online application.
- The two statements of support (one from internship site; one from College/University representative) are now online forms.
- The technical category was renamed STEM.
- The internship term (Fall, Spring, Summer) was replaced with "Applicants must have completed their undergraduate internship between August 2017 – August 2018..."
Thank you to the committee members for all of your time and effort:
Kristen Fike, Central Penn College
Josh Domitrovich, Clarion University
Debbie Smith, East Stroudsburg University
Kolleen Woodcock, Gannon University
Cara Fulton, Geneva College
Katie Byers, IUP
Heather Balas, Mercyhurst University
Sarah Bartz, Lebanon Valley College
Nick Praedin, Lehigh University
Anne Landon, Lycoming College
Patty Gochenauer, Penn State Mont Alto
Jesse Defazio, Slippery Rock University
So, it’s now time to recognize your talented intern & co-op students for the 2018-19 JoAnne Day Student of the Year Awards! PennACE recognizes the achievements and contributions made by undergraduate interns and co-op students who have completed their undergraduate internship between August 2017 – August 2018 while enrolled at a PennACE member institution. One recipient in each category is recognized and awarded with a plaque and $250.00 check.
Students can apply for awards in the following categories based on the nature of their internship:
STEM Award: Students must have completed an internship or co-op assignment that is related to (or similar to): engineering, computer science/information technology, sciences or research.
Liberal Arts Award: Students must have completed an internship or co-op assignment that is related to: educational services, social science/service, humanities or human services, government, communication, arts, or entertainment.
Business Award: Students must have completed an internship or co-op assignment that is related to: business, marketing, management, accounting, business development or strategy, or finance.
Associate Degree Award: Students in an Associates program who have completed an internship or co-op assignment in any category (STEM, Liberal Arts, or Business)
Application criteria, instructions, and links to forms are on the PennACE website at www.pennace.info/joanne-day-award. The Student Application Form/Essay and supporting materials (resume, 2 statements of support) are due by Monday, November 19, 2018.
Please share this announcement with your faculty and encourage your students to apply for these awards!
If you have any questions, contact Diana Brush, Member-at-Large, Student of the Year Committee, at PennACESOTY@gmail.com or 814-393-1865.