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Alumni to be Honored at Awards Ceremony

10/15/2010 —

DuBois - The Penn State DuBois Alumni Society will hold its annual Alumni Awards Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19, in the Hiller Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public. Three Penn State DuBois Alumni will receive awards. 


Howard Allen ‘01 Bus, of DuBois will receive the Dave Shaffer Outstanding Young Alumni Award.  Allen is a facility manager with Wal-Mart, and has been recognized by their corporate headquarters for adopting and implementing a new accounting process and new cashier scheduling process. He also played an integral role in the planning and organization of efforts to open the new Wal-Mart Supercenter in DuBois.  


Bryan Burhans ‘87 WLT, ‘92 WS is this year's recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award.  Burhans is the president and CEO of the American Chestnut Foundation (TACF), and a certified wildlife biologist. Through his work with the groundbreaking efforts of TACF, a rebirth of the American Chestnut Tree may soon be a reality.  Burhans was also chosen to present the Umbaugh Lecturer at Penn State DuBois in April of 2010. 


Michael Dugan, ‘68 Eng, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Dugan is the President and CEO of EchoStar Communications Corporation.  During his career he provided leadership and direction for EchoStar's expanding product line, which included DISH Network.  Dugan will not be able to attend the ceremony, but his award will be accepted by Chancellor Anita McDonald.


For more information, call the Alumni Relations Office at (814) 375-4775.

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