Class of 2015
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Political Science, and Spanish
Chair, Sexual Violence Roundtable for UPUA
Schreyer Honors College
Paterno Fellows Program
Penn State University Park
Nominated by Michael Berkman
Melissa received this award for her dedication to combatting sexual violence and her ethical leadership in educating others to stand up for the dignity and respect of all persons.
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.