Jewel Newbern named Penn State Hazleton student of the month

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Penn State Hazleton has named junior Jewel Newbern as its student of the month award winner for March.

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Jewel Newbern, a junior from Philadelphia majoring in corporate communication and minoring in business, has been named Penn State Hazleton’s student of the month for March. 

Newbern was nominated for her leadership and involvement both on campus and in the community. According to her nominator, she works hard to help others and consistently displays a positive mindset. 

Newbern is the director of tours and recruitment for the Penn State Hazleton Lion Ambassadors, who provide campus tours to prospective students and their families. She is also a member of the Gaming Club and works on campus at Higher Grounds, a coffee shop on the upper level of the Charles T. Butler Teaching and Learning Resource Center. 

Newbern said she is honored to receive the student of the month award because it shows her effort on campus is being recognized. 

“Winning this award gives me the clarification that I’m on the right path to success and that my dedication to this campus is seen and accepted by faculty,” Newbern said. 

Newbern is a graduate of the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School in Philadelphia.