Ann Hawk Named 2010 Alumna of the Year by Local Penn State Chapter

Ann Hawk, philanthropist and owner of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, is the Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter's Alumna of the Year and will be honored at the 32nd annual Penn State Night on Tuesday, May 18.

A native of the Greater Scranton area, Mrs. Hawk earned her bachelor of science degree in Human Development at Penn State University. She received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Marywood University.  She is a certified Rosen Method Bodywork practitioner with an office in Dunmore. Rosen Method practitioners use their hands to "listen" to patients' rather than manipulate, focusing on chronic muscle tension.

She has had a longtime affiliation with Penn State Worthington Scranton, where she serves on its Advisory Board, as well as on its For the Future Campaign Committee.

Keynote speaker for the evening will be Mike McQueary, assistant wide receiver coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team, as well as their recruiting coordinator.  Mr. McQueary was also a quarterback for Penn State from 1994 to 1997. Master of Ceremonies will be Steve Jones, the voice of Penn State football.

The Chapter will also recognize several students and scholarship recipients. They are:  Cameron Canning, 2010 Pride of Lions Award Winner; Nathan Kline, Matthew Farley and Kelsey Edstrom, Scranton Chapter Endowed Scholarship Winners; Eric Rowits (soccer), Male Student Athlete of the Year; and Diana Kloss, cross country and softball, Female Student Athlete of the Year.





The annual dinner will be held at Genetti Manor in Dickson City starting with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner/program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50  and available online at or by sending check or money order to: Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter, PO Box 4045, Scranton PA 18505. Tickets will be on sale until Thursday, May 13, 2010.