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Celebration of Achievement

Celebration of Achievement

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania's Celebration of Achievement is a time we set aside to recognize our students' academic and leadership excellence. 

We take great pride in presenting these students to the university community and acknowledging their hard work. This year, we hosted a live, socially distanced event via Zoom, on Monday, April 19, 2021. The event is part of SRU's month-long "Celebration of Excellence," highlighting student academic achievement, leadership development, and civic engagement. 

At the event, we honored high-achieving students who have excelled in academics or leadership activities and recognized faculty members whose teaching and advising excellence contributes to our students' academic experience. For anyone who missed it, a recording of the event is available here.

2021 Program

2021 Student Awards:

2021 Faculty/Staff/Community Awards:


This special event is traditionally held on campus each spring but had to be adapted in 2020 & 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, in its place, we created something special for all of the award winners: a video presentation honoring all their accomplishments to share with family and friends. The video and university news announcement can be viewed here: SRU recognizes students and faculty with Celebration of Achievement.

2020 Student Awards:

  • SRU Nominee for the Syed R. Ali-Zaidi Award for Academic Excellence 
  • Outstanding Students for Research/Scholarship/Creative Achievement and Leadership (2 per college)
  • Community-Engaged Learning Bonner Program Leaders (3)
  • Global Engagement Leaders: International and Domestic (2)
  • Student Engagement and Leadership: Board of Governors Scholarship Recipient from the First Year Leader Scholar Program (FLSP)
  • Presidential Scholars: Top 20 students in Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classes

2020 Faculty Awards:


Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning
308 Old Main
Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Questions regarding this event can be directed to 724.738.4637 or via email.