Provost Honored with Penn State's Hosler Alumni Scholar Medal
Provost Jackie Huntoon has received the Charles L. Hosler Alumni Scholar Medal from Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS). She was presented with the award at the college's annual spring Wilson Awards Banquet.
The award was established in 1992 to recognize the achievements of EMS alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the development of science through research, teaching or administrative leadership. The award is named in honor of Charles L. Hosler, EMS dean, senior vice president for research, dean of The Graduate School, professor of meteorology emeritus and Penn State Distinguished Alumnus.
"I am very honored to receive this award," said Huntoon. "I feel particularly fortunate for having been able to meet Dr. Hosler at the Wilson Banquet and learn more about his life and achievements."
Huntoon's excellence in scholarship, administrative leadership and service to her profession distinguish her as the 2016 Hosler Alumni Scholar, the awards committee said.
A faculty member at Michigan Tech since 1990, she was named provost and vice president for academic affairs in July 2015. Prior to this appointment, she served as associate provost and dean of the Graduate School at Michigan Tech. She is also a professor in Tech's Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences.
Huntoon has been recognized nationally for her leadership in higher education and in her field of geology. She currently serves as the chair of the Graduate Record Exam Board, which oversees the exams most commonly used to evaluate the qualifications of students applying for graduate school. She is also a current member of the Board of the Michigan Science Teachers Association and a former member of the Boards of the Council of Graduate Schools, Geological Society of America, American Geosciences Institute and National GEM Consortium. She previously served as program director for diversity and education at the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Geosciences. She is a fellow of the Geological Society of America, a licensed professional geologist and a member of several professional societies.
Huntoon earned her doctorate in geology from Penn State in 1990.