Assistant Professor Stephanie TerMaath is the recipient of the Pennsylvania State University Schreyer Honors College 2014 Outstanding Scholar Alumni Mentor Award. The Scholar Alumni Society established the award in 2009 to honor alumni who serve as program mentors. The award is presented to one mentor each fall.
More than 1,800 students are currently enrolled in the Schreyer Honors College. The college’s Mentoring with Honors program connects program alumni, such as TerMaath, with current Schreyer students. Alumni give their time, provide counsel, and share their experiences as part of the mentoring program.
TerMaath has actively mentored two Schreyer honors students each year for the past two years, and she was nominated for the award by two of her mentees. The students are grateful for the impact she has had on their development into young professionals.
“If there were a textbook approach on how mentors should interact with their mentees, Dr. TerMaath would be featured,” the first nominee said.
Another scholar said he was, “beyond lucky to have been paired with her.”
TerMaath received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State with honors in civil engineering. While at Penn State, she was an honors scholar. Her mentor was Penn
State Professor Emeritus Harry West. TerMaath went on to earn her master’s degree from Purdue University and her doctoral degree from Cornell University. She joined the MABE Department from UT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering last year.
– Amanda Andrews