Blubaugh to Represent College of Health and Human Development at Penn State Commencement

November 7, 2005

(University Park, Pa) — Lauren Blubaugh, a 2002 graduate of Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) High School, will serve as the College of Health and Human Development’s student marshal at Penn State’s fall 2005 commencement ceremony. The event will take place Saturday, December 17 in the Bryce Jordan Center on the Penn State University Park campus.

Each college selects one student on the basis of his or her academic achievement to serve as its student marshal and accept a diploma on behalf of all graduates. Blubaugh, a kinesiology major, will graduate with a 3.99 grade-point average.

Blubaugh has received several honors while at Penn State, including the President Freshman Award, the Evan Pugh Scholar Award and the Marie Haidt Scholarship. She is also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

While at Penn State Blubaugh worked as a lab research assistant in athletic training and as an anatomy teaching assistant. Outside the classroom, Blubaugh participated in Penn State’s Field Hockey Club and Kinesiology Club. She was also a Fitness Center employee.

Blubaugh is the daughter of John and Barbara Blubaugh of Waynesboro. After graduation, Blubaugh plans to pursue an advanced degree in physical therapy.

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