Honors & Awards: Jump to a Section

Renetta F. Heiss Scholarship
Who's Who
Dean's List

Honors & Awards: Renetta F. Heiss Scholarship 

(Back to Top)

This scholarship provides assistance to an incoming student enrolled in business education or office administration based upon academic excellence and promise of success.


Renetta F. Heiss Obituary
Aug. 8, 1915 - Jan. 23, 2007

Dr. Renetta F. Heiss, 91, passed away Tuesday at the Presbyterian Home of Hollidaysburg. Renetta was born in Altoona, daughter of Frederick and Frieda (Hausser) Heiss. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Mrs. Calvin (Elizabeth Heiss) Folk. She is survived by a brother and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. John Heiss of St. Clair, Mich.; nine nieces and nephews: Mr. and Mrs. Dave (Ann Heiss) Schulte of Williamsburg, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Paul Heiss of Mequon, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Mark (Mary Heiss) Edwards of Arlington, Va., Dr. and Mrs. John D. Heiss of Potomoc, Md., Mr. and Mrs. Eric Heiss of Clyde, Mich., Mrs. Elizabeth (Folk) Happeny of Altoona, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Folk of Norfolk, Va., Mr. and Mrs. William (Renetta Folk) Deremer of Duncansville, and Dr. and Mrs. James Folk of Iowa City, Iowa; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

A graduate of Altoona High School, she received her bachelor's degree in liberal arts and her master's degree in business education at the University of Pittsburgh, and a doctorate in business education from New York University.

She taught first at Tyrone High School and then at Altoona High School, where she became head of the Business Education Department. After her tenure at Altoona High School, she moved to Shippensburg State College, where she was a full professor of business education and department chair there. She was elected to president of the faculty at Shippensburg, to president of Pennsylvania Vocational Teachers, whose board she served on for many years, and won the Outstanding Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award for business teachers. Her articles appeared in many educational publications.

Renetta had been a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Altoona all her life and was active in the American Association of University Women, Business and Professional Women's Club and Delta Kappa Gamma. She had traveled extensively to all corners of the globe and was loved and respected by her family and friends.

Friends will be received from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. James Lutheran Church, Eighth Avenue and 14th Street, Altoona, by Pastor Aaron Erdley. Interment will be made at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

source: findagrave.com

Honors & Awards: Who's Who 

(Back to Top)

"Who's Who" is a nationally recognized award. Over 2,300 college and universities in the U.S. select outstanding students to be named for this award. Generally, seniors are selected based on leadership ability displayed in the areas of scholastic aptitude, community service, and extracurricular activities. Students selected for "Who's Who" receive special reference services for post graduate employment or admissions to graduate school and much more! (source: uvi.edu)

Honors & Awards: Dean's List 

(Back to Top)

A dean's list is an academic award, or distinction, used to recognize the highest level scholarship demonstrated by students in a college or university. This system is most often used in North America,[1][2] though institutions in Europe,[3] Asia,[4] and Australia[5] may also employ similar measures. It is often synonymous with honor roll and honor list, but should not be confused with honours degrees. (source: wikipedia.org)

Generally, students enrolled in college or university would need to satisfy a series of specific requirements before receiving the dean's list. These requirements may differ across institutions, but in most cases will require students to enroll in a full-time capacity, to achieve a specific grade point average within the academic term, and to maintain a specific cumulative grade point average throughout enrollment. Universities may often establish further rewards, such as annual dean's lists, for students that demonstrate even greater academic distinction. As such, a dean's list and its direct derivatives are usually intended for students that demonstrate highest scholarship across multiple disciplines, and not necessarily bound to a specific field of study. (source: wikipedia.org)

Over time, the dean's list has also led to the creation of additional rewards with similar nomenclatures, including the provost's list,[6] the chancellor's list,[7] the rector's list (mostly limited to within Europe),[8] and the director's list.[9] The additional requirements to be met for such honors may include academic distinction within a target field of study, extracurricular achievements, continued high scholarship throughout enrollment or other noteworthy accomplishments. (source: wikipedia.org)