Recognition

Recognition in Sustainability

The Smeal Sustainability awards recognize extraordinary achievement and service in advancing Smeal's sustainability goals in teaching, research and outreach. 

For award guidelines, nomination process and selection timeline, please visit the following links:

Susman Sustainability Leadership Award

Gerry Susman Recieves Award from Dean Whiteman

The annual Susman Sustainability Leadership Award recognizes exceptional leadership in the advancement of sustainable business strategy, management, and practice. Awardees can be internal or external to Smeal. 

The 2017 inaugural recipient of the award was presented to Gerry Susman, Klein Professor Emeritus of Management, director emeritus of the Center for Management of Technological and Organizational Change, and director emeritus of the Sustainability Council. 

“Gerry navigated our work from the early days of operational excellence to the current focus on strategy and innovation. We are shifting our focus to the business of sustainability by considering new and exciting approaches to business challenges that account for the social and environmental impact of decision making. This is possible because of the terrific foundation Gerry has created.”

Click here to read more about the inaugural Susman Sustainability Leadership Award.

2019 Recipients of the Sustainability Faculty Award:

Faculty Sustainability award winner Veronica Villena Martinez, Assistant Professor Supply Chain & Information Systems.

Veronica Villena, Assistant Professor Supply Chain & Information Systems

2019 Recipient of the Graduate Student Sustainability Award:

Erik Foley with the 2019 Recipient of the Graduate Student Sustainability Award, Neha Kumari.

Neha Kumari

2019 Recipient of the Undergraduate Student Sustainability Award:

Erik Foley with the 2019 Recipients of the Undergraduate Student Sustainability Award, Will Swart and Michael Lewis

Will Swart and Michael Lewis

Past Recipients

Undergraduate Student

  • 2019 - Will Swart and Michael Lewis
  • 2018 - Matthew Park and Matthew Morgan
  • 2017 - Alec Raymond
  • 2016 – Dang Trinh
  • 2015 – Ethan Espina

Graduate Student

  • 2019 - Neha Kumari
  • 2018 - Ryan Roach and Sophia Schuster
  • 2015 – David DeFelice

Faculty

  • 2019 - Veronica Villena
  • 2018 - Suresh Muthulingam
  • 2017 - Dan Guide and Terry Harrison
  • 2016 - Karen Winterich
  • 2015 - Ron Johnson

Staff

  • 2019 - Teri Ault
  • 2018 - Karen Serago
  • 2017 – Robin Stevens
  • 2016 – Christine Novinskie Olbrich
  • 2015 – JungEn Choi