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Anna Gabriel named spring 2019 Education student marshal

Anna Gabriel has been selected as the College of Education's student marshal for Penn State's spring 2019 Commencement ceremony, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019, in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Anna GabrielAnna Gabriel has been selected as the College of Education's student marshal for Penn State's spring 2019 Commencement ceremony, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019, in the Bryce Jordan Center. Gabriel has selected Michelle Knotts, assistant professor of education, to escort her as the College's faculty marshal.

From Worcester, Pennsylvania, Gabriel made dean's list every semester. She has received numerous awards, including the President's Freshman Award in 2016, The President Sparks Award in 2017 and the Evan Pugh Scholar Award in 2018. She is graduating with a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.

Gabriel was an elementary school tutor in the State College Area School District from 2016-2018. As a tutor, she coached elementary students in reading and writing and established relationships with young learners in one-on-one sessions. Gabriel also has worked as a gymnastics coach at Spirit Gymnastics Training Center in North Wales, Pennsylvania, since 2011. She served as a THON Committee Member (CM) for the past four years, as an OPPerations CM in THON 2016, a Dancer Relations CM in THON 2017-18 and a DAR CM in THON 2019.

This semester, Gabriel is student teaching at Lenape Middle School in Bucks County, PA. She will graduate with a bachelor's degree in secondary education (English/communications option) and minors in psychology and English.

Gabriel's parents, Bob and Sue; sister Kristin; Aunt Theresa Glaesser and Uncle Steve Glaesser plan to attend the ceremony. After graduation, Gabriel plans to teach English in the suburban Philadelphia area, with future plans of earning a master's degree in educational administration.

Program marshals are:

  • Education and Public Policy: Nia Baldwin, escorted by Ashley Patterson, assistant professor of education (language, culture and society).
  • Elementary and Early Childhood Education: Lonnie Koudela, escorted by Kortney Sherbine, assistant professor of education (language and literacy education).
  • Middle Level Education: Sarah Anderson, escorted by Shari Reed, instructor of education.
  • Rehabilitation and Human Services: Kayla Raybuck, escorted by Pia Smal, assistant professor of education.
  • Secondary Education: Sarah Martincic, escorted by Albert D’Ambrosia, instructor of education.
  • Special Education: Amelia Sontag, escorted by Paul Riccomini, associate professor of education (special education).
  • Workforce Education and Development: Paula DeGennaro, escorted by Joey Fleck, instructor of education (workforce education).
  • World Languages Education: Riley Young, escorted by Michelle Pasterick,assistant professor of education.

Abby Fortin (April 2019)