Cabelly Award Recipients

A list of Management students who have received the Cabelly Award <p><img class="image-left" title="Ryan Kelleher" src="../../../resolveuid/12dcfc8943914a4d96fc8cf5117624a5/@@images/image/large" alt="Portrait of Ryan Kelleher." data-linktype="image" data-scale="large" data-val="12dcfc8943914a4d96fc8cf5117624a5" /><strong>Ryan Kelleher</strong></p> <p>Ryan Kelleher is a third-year majoring in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership.</p> <p>Ryan is the President of Eclipse, a special-interest THON organization, and a member of the Professional Management Association.</p> <p>In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to music, and playing guitar.</p>

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.

Complete the application and follow the submission instructions outlined on the application.

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