Local Student Receives Award from Central Penn College

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Marissa Monteiro accepts Central Penn College's Martin Luther King Award for Leadership at a Black History Month luncheon Feb. 6.

SUMMERDALE, PA (02/07/2013)(readMedia)-- Marissa Monteiro of Belleville, N.J., a Central Penn College legal studies and paralegal student, was awarded the Martin Luther King Award for Leadership.

Monteiro is described as a very professional campus leader. As president of the Student Government Association (SGA), she has helped to broaden the awareness and attendance at SGA meetings, and is never afraid to directly speak with a campus administrator when the students have a concern to voice. As a student ambassador, she participates in campus events with passion and enthusiasm and is a distinct leader within the group. Monteiro is described as a "stellar student and prime example of a leader," often volunteering to participate in campus and community events.

Students are nominated by the faculty and staff of Central Penn. Monteiro was one of four Central Penn College students awarded for their outstanding performance in the areas of academic excellence, community service, leadership and character during the college's Feb. 6 Black History Month luncheon.

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Central Penn College has been helping students turn potential into career success since 1881, offering bachelor's and associate degrees in the fields of accounting, business administration, criminal justice, information technology, communications, healthcare, homeland security, legal studies and organizational leadership. The College, currently serving students at its Harrisburg, Lancaster and Lehigh Valley locations, attributes its high rate of student success to a caring faculty and its hands-on learning approach. Based on Central Penn's most recent One-Year Graduate Survey, 82.9 percent of graduates were employed in their chosen field or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. www.centralpenn.edu