Paul Kenneth Kryder Named 2009 Penn State College of Education Student Marshal
By Kala Burke (August 2009)
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State College of Education is proud to announce that Paul Kenneth Kryder is the College’s Student Marshal for the 2009 summer session. Mr. Kryder will be recognized at the Penn State College of Education Undergraduate Commencement on Saturday, August 15.
Kryder, a Workforce Education and Development major, has completed his degree over the past 10 years while serving as a full-time electronics instructor at Keystone Central School District as well as a part-time instructor at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Although it was difficult for Kryder to balance his time between so many responsibilities, he made it through with support of his family in order to achieve his dream of teaching.
“After teaching my first class, I realized that through sharing my experiences, skills and knowledge, I had helped others to learn and achieve their own dreams and goals. To me, teaching is the best job ever… nothing compares to helping others achieve their goals,” says Kryder.
During his time at Penn State, Kryder has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Pennsylvania ACTE Electronics Exemplary Program Award, National Collegiate Award, Who’s Who Among American Teachers, Outstanding Vocational Teacher Award, member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, and member of Pi Lambda Theta National Honor Society. Kryder also serves on the Electrical Advisory Committee and the Dual Enrollment Committee for the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Kryder is also active in his community, serving as a certified lay speaker at Trinity United Methodist Church in Williamsport, Pa.
Kryder has selected Dr. Richard Walter, his academic advisor, to escort him as the College’s faculty marshal. Kryder’s wife and three children also plan to join him at the ceremony.