Cramp tabbed as student marshall at Penn St. graduation

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Thomas Cramp — a graduate of Unionville High School — will serve as the student marshal for the College of Information Sciences and Technology’s fall 2010 commencement ceremony to be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s University Park campus.

“It is truly a remarkable feeling knowing that all of my hard work has paid off and is being recognized by my fellow students and the faculty,” Cramp said.

Cramp is from West Chester, Pa., and is the son of Tom and Patricia Cramp. He will graduate with degrees in information sciences and technology, with a focus in information technology integration and application, and security and risk analysis, with a focus in cyber security.
While at Penn State he was a member of the Men’s Penn State Club Lacrosse team and IST’s Honor Society, Gamma Tau Phi. He received awards such as the Evan Pugh Scholar Award sponsored by Lockheed Martin and a scholarship for academic excellence sponsored by the Boeing Company.

“While I am officially graduating from Penn State with degrees in IST and SRA, I feel like the learning has just begun,” Cramp said. “I know for sure I want to enjoy a successful career in the IT field that gives me exposure to a wide range of challenging problems.”

Cramp has accepted an offer with Lockheed Martin as a systems engineer in the Information Systems and Global Solutions: Defense division and will participate in the company’s Information System Leadership Development Program, beginning in February.

He said he plans to use knowledge he’s acquired from Penn State to succeed in the program. He said he learned from college to take advantage of all available resources because it’s nearly impossible to be an expert at everything, and that’s where outside means of information come in handy.

As for now, Cramp said he’s honored to be named IST student marshal because it’s a “very prestigious accomplishment and I will remember it for a lifetime.”

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