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Diane Gigliotti-Spratt named Penn Stater of the Quarter for Penn State DuBois

6/21/2005 —

(DuBois)­Diane Gigliotti-Spratt, coordinator for the Tech Prep Consortium, has been named Penn Stater of the Quarter for January through March of 2005.

“It is a great pleasure to present this award,” said Dr. Anita McDonald, campus executive officer. “It is very important for an institution to pause periodically and recognize those people who do outstanding work, who help to make it a special place. Diane is that kind of a person and is most deserving of this award.”

The award is given to a member of the faculty, staff, or student body each quarter to recognize individuals who serve the University above and beyond what is required. Honorees are nominated and selected by their peers.

“Diane was selected for her successful organization and implementation of the High School Technology Challenge in March,” explained McDonald. “Twenty area high schools participated in the event this year which challenged the students to solve a series of problems requiring hands-on skills in electrical and mechanical engineering technology, technical writing, mathematics, communication, and physics concepts.”

Gigliotti-Spratt is currently the coordinator for the Tech Prep Consortium located in the North Central Workforce Investment Board region. She says she appreciates having an office on campus at Penn State DuBois, but also enjoys working with the high schools in the region to develop joint curricular programs.

She holds degrees in French and secondary education from St. Francis University, is a certified teacher, and earned a master's in administration, supervision and curriculum from St. Bonaventure University. Diane is a Kersey native and lives with her husband in Sigel. When she isn't busy with Tech Prep programming, she enjoys sewing, gardening and remodeling their 100-year old home.

All twelve campus locations in Penn State’s Commonwealth College now recognize a Penn Stater of the Quarter, a practice that began at Penn State DuBois under the leadership of then CEO Dr. Joseph Strasser in 1995. Later, when Strasser served as dean of the college, the practice was spread to the other 11 locations. All 12 recipients of the award each quarter are invited to attend a luncheon at the University Park Campus where they are recognized for their contributions to the University.

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