Student of the Month award recipients for the 2019-2020 academic year are:
Greg Lyons, a senior majoring in engineering, has been chosen as the student of the month for January.
Lyons, of Millville, Pa., was nominated for his outstanding leadership during his capstone course. Greg's nominator acknowledged it was a role Greg earned through his dedication.
"This position of team leader is not an appointed position, but one that is informally selected by the group, showing that Greg’s skill and knowledge are not only valued, but respected by his classmates," his nominator wrote.
"I feel honored to be recognized by faculty and students," Lyons said. "Penn State Hazleton has provided a wonderful college experience and has allowed me to grow into a strong well rounded student and now alumni. I have enjoyed my time at Hazleton and hope I have made as positive an impact on the campus as it has made on me."
Lyons graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in the spring.
Kaylee Mauser has been picked as the student of the month for February. She is majoring in rehabilitation and human services.
Mauser, of Fredericksburg, Pa., demonstrated outstanding dedication to her career goal of becoming an occupational therapist by going above and beyond not only in her coursework, but also as a valued member of the RHS work study program, her nominator wrote.
"She has become a valuable asset to the RHS department who is reliable, thorough, and effective," her nominator wrote. "Aside from her day to day duties working with RHS faculty, Kaylee also attends campus recruitment and retention events and serves as an outstanding representative of the RHS program and Penn State Hazleton as a whole."
In the classroom, Mauser routinely does more than is asked of her in her assignments while also offering to help other students with their coursework, her nominator added.
She serves as the president of the Hazleton RHS club and has been an active leader, facilitating a number of campus initiatives.
"She has been a student leader and goes about this with a level of maturity that is unsurpassed by other students of her age," her nominator wrote. "Kaylee is a young woman who displays kindness, responsibility, and efficiency in a way that shines through in all of her work."
"I am very honored to have received this award," Mauser said. "I appreciate my professors for guiding me through my journey as a Penn State student. Penn State has taught me that with some hard work and dedication you can achieve great things. I am thankful to be a part of the Penn State family. WE ARE!!!"
Mauser is a graduate of Northern Lebanon High School.