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Nominees sought for the Rock Ethics Institute's 2015 Stand Up Awards

The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State announces a call for nominations for its Eighth Annual Stand Up Awards in recognition of undergraduate students at Penn State’s campuses who have demonstrated ethical leadership in taking a stand for a person, cause or belief. The goal of the award is to recognize courageous individuals and to inform the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances.

Previously on PSU News.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State announces a call for nominations for its Eighth Annual Stand Up Awards in recognition of undergraduate students at Penn State’s campuses who have demonstrated ethical leadership in taking a stand for a person, cause or belief. The goal of the award is to recognize courageous individuals and to inform the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances.

For example, in 2014, the Rock Ethics Institute honored seniors Maggie Cardin and Zachary Brubaker. Cardin, dedicated to mental health advocacy, educated emerging teachers in Penn State’s College of Education to recognize and prevent depression and suicide in students. Brubaker led the charge to unite the blind and sighted to promote respect and equality for workers with disabilities.

Any faculty, staff, student or community member at any Penn State campus may nominate undergraduate students who are ethical leaders and have accomplished much during their time at Penn State. Selected honorees will receive an award of $1,000 each, be recognized at a spring 2015 ceremony and in a short video, and highlighted in traditional and digital publicity throughout the University.

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 30, 2015. Nomination information, including online submission links, is available here.