Walter Named Recipient of 2011 Cotterill Award
by Joe Savrock (April 2011)
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Richard A. Walter, associate professor of workforce education and development, is the recipient of the 2011 Cotterill Leadership Enhancement Award in the College of Education. Walter will be formally acknowledged May 4 at the College’s annual Faculty/Staff/Student Awards reception.
The Cotterill Award recognizes and rewards exemplary leadership in the College. It is funded through an endowment created by Joan and David Cotterill (’60 EL ED, ’60 PSY, respectively). The award includes resources for professionally related activities, including participation in conferences, seminars, and sabbaticals.
Walter is director of the Professional Personnel Development Center for Career and Technical Education. He holds a Ph.D. in vocational industrial education from Penn State, an M.S.Ed. in educational administration from Bucknell University, and a B.S. in vocational industrial education from Penn State.
Prior to joining Penn State’s faculty in 1993, Walter was employed by the Department of Vocational-Technical Education at the State University of New York Oswego as coordinator of the Occupational Competency Assessment and Student Teaching programs as well as Off-Campus Programming and Services. He has also been an instructor of carpentry, a coordinator of Capstone and Diversified Cooperative Education programs, and a carpenter.