The Rock Ethics Institute

Initiatives

2016 Award Recipients

2016 Stand Up Award honorees Jaden Rankin-Wahlers, Alanna Kaiser, and Nathan Larkin

News Coverage

Penn State News Article

WPSU Coverage on Fossil Free PSU

Storify Coverage

Meet the 2016 Stand Up Honorees

Video: Michael Podolski, Blackbird Media Group, Inc.


Alanna Kaiser

2016 Stand Up Awardee

Class of 2017
Community, Environment, and Development
Schreyer Honors Scholar
College of Agricultural Sciences
Penn State University Park
Nominated by Denice Wardrop

For her dedication to social justice and ethical leadership in promoting productive dialogue between students, faculty, and university administration on the ethics of climate change and fossil fuel divestment.   

Video: Michael Podolski, Blackbird Media Group, Inc.; Photos of climate march by: Alyssa San Jose

Nathan Larkin

2016 Stand Up Honoree

Class of 2017
Communication Arts and Sciences
Paterno Fellow
Schreyer Honors Scholar
College of the Liberal Arts
Penn State University Park
Nominated by Doug Goodstein



For his dedication to environmental justice and his ethical leadership in organizing efforts to address climate change and its disproportionate impacts on vulnerable populations.

Video: Michael Podolski, Blackbird Media Group, Inc.; Photos of climate march & President Barron  by: Alyssa San Jose


Jaden Rankin-Wahlers

2016 Stand Up honoree

Class of 2017
Political Science and Criminology
Paterno Fellow
Schreyer Honors Scholar
College of the Liberal Arts
Penn State University Park
Nominated by Marce Pancio



For her dedication to raising awareness of student poverty and her ethical leadership in combatting stigma associated with poverty and homelessness.

Video: Michael Podolski, Blackbird Media Group, Inc.


Awards Ceremony and Reception

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Stand Up 2016 Ceremony