The Rock Ethics Institute

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2015 Award Recipients

2015 Stand Up Honorees walking

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Meet the 2015 Stand Up Honorees

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Melissa McCleery

A 2015 Honoree

Class of 2015
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Political Science, and Spanish
Chair, Sexual Violence Roundtable for UPUA
Schreyer Honors College
Paterno Fellows Program
Penn State University Park
Nominated by Michael Berkman

For her dedication to combatting sexual violence and her ethical leadership in educating others to stand up for the dignity and respect of all persons. 

Video: Michael Podolski, Blackbird Media Group, Inc.


Carolyn (“Cara”) McDonald

A 2015 honoree.Class of 2015
Community, Environment, and Development - International Option
Penn State University Park
Nominated by Leland Glenna



For her dedication to poverty relief efforts in Haiti and her ethical leadership in mobilizing her peers to develop education programming for Haitian students. 

Helping Haiti One Step at a Time - Read Cara's story in her own words

Video: Michael Podolski, Blackbird Media Group, Inc.


Parker Werns

A 2015 Honoree.Class of 2015
Education and Public Policy
Minor in Sexuality and Gender Studies
Student Concerns Chair, President's Commission on LGBT Equity
Penn State University Park
Nominated by Dana Carlisle Kletchka

For his dedication to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equity and his ethical leadership in advocating for underserved queer communities at Penn State and beyond. 

The Day After Marriage Equality - Read Parker's story in his own words.

Video: Michael Podolski, Blackbird Media Group, Inc.


Awards Ceremony and Reception