Staff member appointed to University committee
Stephanie Derstine, library information reservation and service support specialist at the Lehigh Valley campus, has been appointed to the Penn State University Commission for Women. Appointments are made by University President Graham Spanier, to those who display a genuine interest in improving opportunities for women and the University community overall.
Derstine's appointment will begin on July 1, 2011, and continue through June 30, 2014. Derstine has been coordinator of the Penn State Lehigh Valley Women's Commission for over five years. She has been instrumental in promoting new ways to serve the campus and the community, namely Lion Up for Smoothies, March Madness donations for Turning Point women's shelter, and Easter Baskets for the Children's Home of Easton. Proceeds from several events sponsored by the Women's Commission, including the Annual Basket Fundraiser and Book Sale, are used to benefit the Adult Learner Scholarship Award which recognizes adult students for their academic and leadership qualities. The commission actively supports student government activities, including THON, the
Thanksgiving Food Drive, and Breast Cancer Awareness, and participates in the Activities Carnival and Health Fair.