Penn State Behrend’s Class of 2023 is ready to make its mark on the world! We’re proud of our students and all that they have learned and accomplished here at Behrend. Over the next several weeks, we’ll introduce you to a few of our remarkable seniors who have overcome challenges, pioneered new technologies, participated in important research projects, and made their mark at Penn State Behrend.
Today, we’d like you to meet MollyAnne Lloyd.
Major: Industrial Engineering
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
Scholarships: Behrend has provided several scholarships toward my tuition expenses during the past four years, including the SME Myrtle and Earl Walker Scholarship, the Material Handling Manufacturing Scholarship, the Charles A. and Elinor Matts Trustee Scholarship, and the Shelly and Shirley Czulewicz Trustee Scholarship.
On choosing Behrend: I love the campus, and it is close to home. I wanted a school that allowed me to go home when I needed to while also earning a solid degree from a well-known school.
On choosing her major: I was supposed to do the 2+2 program; however, early on in my freshman year, Behrend has become my home. My research advisor, Dr. Paul Lynch, exposed me to the disciplines in the engineering department to truly find my passion. By the end of my freshman year, I confidently changed my major to Industrial Engineering.
Her proudest accomplishment at Behrend: I was recently selected as the Industrial Engineering department’s Outstanding Student for the 2022-23 year. I truly cannot describe how honored I feel.
Campus involvement: I love campus life at Behrend; there is so much to be a part of here. I have served as president of the American Foundry Society and the Association for Iron and Steel Technology Material and the Manufacturing Club; as treasurer of Society Women Engineers; and as a member of Tau Beta Pi, the National Society of Leadership and Success; the Cast in Steel Competition team; and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. I am the former vice president of member development for Alpha Sigma Tau and the former vice president of academics and judicial affairs for the Panhellenic Council.
Awards and recognitions: Dean List; second place in the Sigma Xi Research Competition Recipient; Outstanding Student for the Industrial Engineering Department; and the Alpha Sigma Tau Excellence in Leadership Award.
Advice for first-year students: You are the only one responsible for your success. Own it and take pride in what you do because you are the only person who can make your dreams come true.
After her graduation in May, MollyAnne plans to work in her field for a few years to gain experience and knowledge before attending graduate school.