Health and Human Development Mentoring Program: December 2009 Newsletter

image of Health and Human Development Mentoring Program masthead

Fall Commencement

Congratulations to the following students who are graduating December 19! Please keep in touch to let us know where your Penn State degree takes you.

Biobehavioral Health
Misty Rankin
Samantha Schoen
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Amanda Connelly
Diana Falco
Julie Snell
Health Policy and Administration
Loan Phan
Jeffrey Romig
Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management
Stephanie Auslander
Sarah Biffel
Suzanne McIlwee
Matthew Nelling
Sara Quinteros-Fernandez
Tara Ritchey
Alexandra Weiss
Human Development and Family Studies
Jessica Boyuka
Dena Glazer
Julia Rodgers
Adrienne Beauduy
Stanislav Fomin
Elise Goodyear
Danielle Kershner
Rabiya Dharsi
Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
Matthew Kurz
Megan Murphy
Jamie Zackavitch

Invitation to Continuing Mentors and Protégés

Mentors and protégés matched last fall are encouraged to attend the 2010 mentoring events. In addition to meeting again in person, you can share your experiences with new mentors and protégés.

If you are planning on attending one of the mentoring events in February and want to stay overnight, a block of rooms has been reserved at The Nittany Lion Inn at the special rate of $119 per night (single). To make a reservation, please contact the Inn at 800-233-7505 and mention reservation ID “HHDB10A” to receive that rate. If you plan to stay overnight in April, please use Reservation ID “RPTD10A.”

Rooms will be released to the general public on January 27, 2010. If you wish to stay at another hotel in town, please visit the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Web site at

Upcoming Events

December 14-18
Fall Semester Final Exams
December 19
Fall Commencement Reception – 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Findlay Commons (East Halls)
Fall Commencement Ceremony – 12:30 p.m. at the Bryce Jordan Center

2010 Mentoring Events

Mentoring events for 2010 will take place:

Friday, February 26, 2010 (6:00 p.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn)
Department of Biobehavioral Health
Department of Kinesiology
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Saturday, February 27, 2010 (11:30 a.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn)
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
School of Nursing
Saturday, February 27, 2010 (6:00 p.m.)
Department of Health Policy and Administration (Nittany Lion Inn)
Department of Human Development and Family Studies (Nittany Lion Inn)
School of Hospitality Management (Café Laura, Mateer Building)
Saturday, April 10, 2010 (10:00 a.m. at the Nittany Lion Inn)
Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management
(Networking activity and the annual Recreation Celebration will follow brunch)

Helpful Links

Daily Collegian:

Penn State Newswires (subscribe):

College of Health and Human Development Homepage:

Penn State Live (daily news from Penn State):

Penn State Alumni Association Homepage:

- top -

Mentoring Newsletter Archive