Forty Fort Native to Serve as HHD Student Marshal at Penn State Commencement

August 2, 2005

Dustin S. Hobbs, a native of Forty Fort, Pennsylvania, has been chosen to represent his classmates in the Penn State College of Health and Human Development as student marshal during the Universityís summer commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 13.

Each of Penn Stateís colleges typically selects one student — based on his or her academic achievement — to represent his or her college as its student marshal during commencement. Hobbs will receive his bachelorís degree in kinesiology and graduate with a 3.80 grade point average.

Hobbs, a member of the Golden Key and Health and Human Development honor societies, has received several scholarships while at Penn State. These include the Lucy Kemmer-Lederer and Eugene W. Lederer Memorial Scholarship for outstanding academic performance; the Renaissance Scholarship; and the College of Health and Human Development Scholarship.

Beyond the classroom, Hobbs was a member of the Penn State Kinesiology Club and was actively involved in the groupís annual Christmas family sponsor program. He was also a volunteer with the Special Olympics program and was a member of the events planning staff for the Penn State menís and womenís soccer and basketball teams.

After graduation, Hobbs plans to work in the pharmaceutical industry in the Philadelphia area and also pursue a law degree. He is the son of Thomas and Sandra Hobbs of Forty Fort.

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Editors: For additional information, please contact Bill Hessert, director of college relations for the College of Health and Human Development, at (814) 863-4325 or