Cabelly Award Recipients

Cabelly Award Recipient Page

Overview of Award & Application Process

Through the generous support of Dr. Alan Cabelly, a Penn State alumnus and Professor Emeritus at Portland State University, The Alan M. Cabelly Award for Excellence in Human Resource Management recognizes a graduating senior who has been successful in their human capital studies and who has also contributed to the campus and community. The award is valued at $2,500.

Awards are granted each Spring semester, based upon the following criteria:

  • Semester 8 (senior)*
  • Major in management*
  • Minimum GPA of 3.25*
  • Involvement in Management & Organization Student Organizations+
  • Involvement in Smeal Student Organizations+
  • Leadership position(s) in M&O or Smeal Student Organizations+
  • Evidence of academic achievement through faculty-directed research or independent study groups+
  • Community service/volunteering+

* Required
+ Preferred

Human capital students who are graduating in the spring are eligible to apply for this competitive award and are encouraged to participate in the self-nomination process.

An announcement of the recipient of the Cabelly Award will typically be made in April.

2022 Cabelly Award Recipient:  Xiangning Li


Xiangning Li is a senior majoring in Management with a minor in Labor and Employment Relations.  I have interests in calling attention to issues related to diversity and inclusion, hoping to improve working conditions in the future. I am passionate about life-long studying and learning. With regularly attending events and club activities, I have harvested knowledge in various fields and enhanced my abilities. 

Past Award Recipients:

2021: Lydia Lee