Ramsey awarded Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award

Dr. Michele Ramsey, Associate Professor of Communications Arts and Sciences and Women?s Studies at Penn State Berks, will receive the 2015 Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award at the University-wide Commission for Women luncheon on Thursday, April 2, 2015, from noon-1:30 p.m. at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel on the University Park campus.

In a letter nominating her for the award, it states: ?Michele?s mentoring reach extends from her faculty and staff colleagues to students and to girls in the community.?

Ramsey was nominated for commitment to mentoring students at Penn State Berks. She has demonstrated this through a variety of activities, including serving as past program coordinator for Communication Arts and Sciences. Within the major, she created of a special topics course focusing on preparing students to leave college and find their paths, which includes one-on-one mentoring of seniors. She has served as an internship supervisor and a faculty adviser, and includes undergraduate students in her research activities.

In addition, she has served as faculty adviser to the several student clubs including the student newspaper, radio club, feministic club, ?Communication Nation? club, ?Occupy Reading? club, Freedom of Expression at Berks student movement, and several others. She has created several mentoring events for Communication Arts and Sciences majors both inside and outside the classroom.

In addition, Ramsey has mentored other faculty and staff members at the college. Within the community, Ramsey has worked with a variety of organizations on issues related to conflict management, media literacy, women's and gender studies, and leadership, including a free community workshop in February on media literacy for parents with the Junior League of Reading.

The Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award was created in memory of Rosemary Schraer, former associate provost for Penn State. It honors a current University employee who exemplifies Schraer's giving of herself as a mentor.