Kimberly Neely, senior director of development and alumni relations in the Eberly College of Science, has been selected to receive the 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award from Penn State Global Programs. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional achievement towards furthering the vision of a Global Penn State. Neely was recognized for her outstanding leadership and professionalism in shepherding the creation of the Perreault Fellows Scholarship Program.
The scholarship program provides international internship opportunities to talented undergraduate students interested in becoming global leaders in their fields. As part of their experience, fellows participate in group mentoring sessions, a Rock Ethic Institute seminar, the Global Engagement and Leadership Experience, a community service project, and an international internship. The scholarship program was funded through an endowment from Paul and Beverly Perreault in 2019.
Neely joined the Eberly College of Science’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations in October 2019. She previous served as the director of development for Parent Philanthropy and University Programs at Penn State and as the executive director of the Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center. Neely earned a bachelor’s degree in English/journalism from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in communications with a concentration in public relations from Shippensburg University.