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Eric & Josephine Walker Award winner announced

5/3/2004 —

One of Penn State’s most prestigious awards for an undergraduate student has been awarded to Andrew Honeychuck, a student at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, who was selected as the 2004 recipient of the Eric A. and Josephine S. Walker Award. Honeychuck was honored recently at the Wilkes-Barre campus Student Government Association Leadership/Athletic Awards Dinner where he was presented with a medallion and a plaque.

The Walker Award recognizes a student from each campus in the Penn State Commonwealth College whose outstanding qualities of character, scholarship, leadership, and citizenship has positively influenced fellow students and has contributed to the prestige and well-being of the campus and to the reputation of the University as a whole. Honeychuck is vice-president of the Student Government Association, a member of the Model United Nations (MUN) Club, and a member of the Four Seasons Club. Recently, at the annual southeastern MUN Model Arab League, a simulation of the actual Arab League at Converse College in South Carolina, Honeychuck earned distinguished recognition for his performance. He was also instrumental in organizing area Penn State students to participate in Rally in the Rotunda in Harrisburg, an effort to encourage PA legislators to place higher education funding as a priority in the General Assembly.

Honeychuck, a 2002 graduate of Montrose Area High School, is the son of Martin and Debra Honeychuck of South Montrose, PA and Colleen and John McGuire of Raleigh, NC. Recently completing two years at the Wilkes-Barre campus, he will attend Penn State’s University Park campus this fall where he will pursue a bachelor’s degree in international politics, with minors in economics and Middle East studies.

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