JeanMarie Jacob recipient of the 2011 Shirley Hendrick Award
JeanMarie Jacob, area representative for education and training at Penn State Greater Allegheny, was recently selected to receive the 2011 Shirley Hendrick Award. The award recognizes an administrator whose visionary accomplishments have contributed significantly to the success of the University's efforts to serve adult learners. Jacob has worked at Penn State Greater Allegheny in the continuing education department for the past six years and has held her current position for over two years.
Jacob returned to Penn State as an adult student and earned a bachelor of arts degree in applied psychology. She’s finishing a masters degree in adult education and expects to graduate in May 2011.
“As a returning adult student, I can sympathize with the many challenges adults face when making the decision to return to higher education,” said Jacob. “This award is especially meaningful to me because the nomination came from my co-workers and clients. I am grateful to have such great people to work with and I truly appreciate their support.”
"JeanMarie is committed to researching, developing and implementing innovative adult programming that culminates in employment opportunities for Penn State Greater Allegheny students in our region's growing job sectors," said Rosemarie Piccioni, director, continuing education and Jacob’s supervisor.
The award is open to academic administrators University-wide, including deans, associate deans, assistant deans and chancellors. The award includes a stipend of $1,000. Jacob was recognized during the annual Faculty/Staff Awards Luncheon on March 23.
Jacob is a resident of Forest Hills, Pa.