Jaden
Rankin-Wahlers

Class of 2017
Political Science and Criminology
Paterno Fellow
Schreyer Honors Scholar
College of the Liberal Arts
Penn State University Park
Nominated by Marce Pancio

Jaden received this award for her dedication to raising awareness of student poverty and her ethical leadership in combatting stigma associated with poverty and homelessness.

Watch & learn about her ethical leadership

Do you know a Penn State undergraduate student who stands up for a belief, a cause, or an idea?

The Rock Ethics Institute inaugurated the Stand Up Award to honor Penn State undergraduate students who have demonstrated courage, fortitude, and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, a cause, or a belief. This award and the individuals it honors should remind the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances.