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Three to be Honored at Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards

9/7/2011 —

Three people will be honored during the annual Penn State DuBois Alumni Awards Banquet, planned for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, at the DuBois Country Club.  The event, featuring dinner and the awards ceremony, is open to the public at a cost of $20 per person. 


Dale Simbeck will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.  A 1969 graduate of Penn State, with a degree in chemical engineering, Simbeck is an internationally known expert and consultant on global climate issues, whose work contributed to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) being awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore.  He is Vice President of Technology and a founding partner of SFA Pacific, Inc., located in Mountain View, California.  Simbeck serves on the alumni subcommittee of the campus’ fundraising committee, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students.


The Outstanding Alumni Award will be presented to Christina Voorhees, the chief operating officer for Wildlife Specialists, LLC, a natural resource consulting company, based in Landisburg, Pennsylvania, that provides support to the energy development industry. A certified wildlife biologist, Voorhees received an associate degree in Wildlife Technology from Penn State DuBois, a bachelor degree in Wildlife Science from Virginia Tech, a masters in Forest Resources from Penn State, and a Ph.D in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management from Penn State.  She has provided campus Wildlife Technology students with internships, and has been a guest lecturer on campus multiple times.


David Trinkley will receive The Distinguished Ambassador Award.  This award is given to an individual who may or may not be an alumnus, but has made outstanding contributions to the campus and its mission.  An enduring supporter of campus athletic programs, Trinkley founded the Penn State DuBois Athletic Fundraising Committee, and chaired the committee for five years.  He helped to launch such successful fundraising events as the Lion Wine and Cheese, and the Penn State DuBois Athletics Golf Benefit.  Trinkley is a member of the DuBois Educational Foundation (DEF) Board of Directors, and a committee member of For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. Professionally, he founded Micron Research Corporation in Emporium, a manufacturing company that produces powder metal components used in the healthcare industry.


To make reservations, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 814-375-4775, or duboisalumni@psu.ed  An RSVP is required by September 26. 




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