UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Two Penn State World Campus students have been selected to be student marshals at Penn State’s virtual spring 2020 commencement on Saturday, May 9.

Tiffany Renninger was selected as the student marshal for the human development and family studies major from the College of Health and Human Development. 

Matthew Solovey was selected as the marshal for online learners from the School of Labor and Employment Relations in the College of the Liberal Arts.

Renninger and Solovey are among the more than 1,300 World Campus students who will graduate during the May 9 ceremony, which will recognize all Penn State undergraduate and graduate students.

A headshot of Tiffany Renninger

Renninger, of Mifflintown, Pennsylvania, will receive a bachelor of science in human development and family studies.

As a World Campus student, Renninger completed two internships. She was an assistant activity director at Buttonwood Campground and a classroom assistant with the Juniata County Head Start. 

Renninger works as the lead stylist at the Spartan Styles Salon and Barber Shop at the Milton Hershey School, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where she manages a team of licensed professionals who provide haircare services for students.

Renninger plans to pursue a career teaching early childhood education.

A portrait of Matthew Solovey

Solovey, of Hershey, Pennsylvania, will receive a bachelor of science in organizational leadership. The program is taught by faculty from the Penn State School of Labor and Employment Relations, which is part of the College of the Liberal Arts.

Solovey works as the director of communications for the Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and lives in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

As a World Campus student, Solovey attended the University’s annual Summer Leadership Conference in 2018, was a student ambassador, and mentored in the Smart Track to Success program for first-time college students.