Penn State News – Top News UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Alumni Association will recognize 24 graduates on Oct. 26 with the lifelong title of Alumni Fellow, the highest award given by the Alumni Association.
The Alumni Fellow program is administered by the Penn State Alumni Association in cooperation with the University’s academic colleges, campuses and the Office of the President. Alumni are nominated by a college or campus as leaders in their professional fields and accept an invitation from the president of the University to return to campus to share their expertise with students, faculty and administrators. Each Alumni Fellow will receive a commemorative award, designed and hand cast by 1972 Penn State graduate Jeanne Stevens-Sollman, an acclaimed sculptor and medalist, and a 2007 Alumni Fellow.
Complete Alumni Fellow bios and acceptance speeches will be posted on the Alumni Association’s website following the ceremony. For more information on the Alumni Fellow program, including criteria and past recipients, visit the Alumni Association’s website.
Toni R. Ardabell 1976 (Henrico, Virginia) is chief executive officer for Bon Secours Virginia Health System, where she is responsible for the strategic planning and operational oversight for eight acute care hospitals, ambulatory care services, and five senior care service centers in the Richmond, Rappahannock, and Hampton Roads areas. Committed to community involvement, Ardabell serves on a number of boards, including the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s Board of Directors, the University of Richmond’s Executive Advisory Council of the Robins School of Business, the Virginia Business Council, Penn State’s College of Nursing Dean’s Advisory and Development Council, the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board, Richmond’s Management Roundtable, and Venture Richmond.
Anthony P. Bihl III 1978 (New Canaan, Connecticut) is chief executive officer of Bioventus, an orthobiologics company delivering products — including devices and therapies — making it a global leader in active orthopedic healing. Established in May 2012, Bioventus has more than 600 employees worldwide …