Berks Academic Achievement Awards ceremony recognizes Schreyer Scholars

Schreyer Scholars SP 2023
Credit: Samantha Bower

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Four members of the Penn State Berks graduating class received their Schreyer Honors Medals at the Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony held on Sunday, April 16. Medals are awarded upon completion of the requirements of the Schreyer Honors College, including a capstone honors thesis. This year’s Schreyer Honors Medal recipients included:

  • Huy Gia Truong, thesis title: “The Regulation of Carnitine Palmitoyltransferase 1 (CPT1) mRNA Splicing by Nutrient Availability in Drosophila Fat Tissue.” Thesis supervisor: Justin DiAngelo, associate professor and program chair, biochemistry and molecular biology
  • Colleen Love, thesis title: “The Effects of Auditory Input on Balance in Healthy College-Aged Students.” Thesis supervisor: Benjamin W. Infantolino, associate professor of kinesiology
  • Nicolas Fay, thesis title: “Of the Heron, Of the Tern: Deep Mapping Colonial Waterbirds” Thesis supervisor: Sandy Feinstein, professor of English and honors coordinator
  • Sara Hathaway, thesis title: “The Effect of Playing Surface and Prior Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture on Tibiofemoral Acceleration.” Thesis supervisor: Benjamin W. Infantolino, associate professor of kinesiology

The Schreyer Honors College's overall enrollment of 2,000 scholars represents just 2 percent of Penn State's undergraduate student population. Through the Schreyer Honors College and the Berks Honors Program, Penn State Berks offers unique academic opportunities to its highest achieving students. Academic achievement determines participation in the Schreyer Honors College and the Penn State Berks Honors Program.