BME Student named student marshal


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Nicholas E. Ceneviva will be the student marshal for the Penn State College of Engineering summer commencement ceremony on August 15.

He will receive a bachelor of science and a master of science degree in bioengineering.

Ceneviva has chosen Keefe Manning, associate professor of biomedical engineering, to be his faculty escort. College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Ceneviva is the son of Nicole and Gary Ceneviva of Hershey. He is a 2011 graduate of Hershey High School.

A Schreyer Scholar, Ceneviva completed an honors thesis titled “Protocol and Initial Surface Analysis of Explanted Blood Sacs for the Penn State Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device.”

He has been awarded the President’s Freshman Award, the President Sparks Award and the Lieutenant Harry Edward Wagner Scholarship. He also held the position of team leader for a senior capstone design project titled “Stenosis Model for a Mock Circulatory Loop.”

Ceneviva completed two internships with the American Heart Association, conducting research for the Penn State Summer Translational Cardiovascular Sciences Institute and the Penn State College of Medicine Division of Artificial Organs.

His extracurricular activities included the Alliance of Christian Fellowship (trustee 2013-2014); the Biomedical Engineering Society; intramural flag football; intramural soccer; and THON where he served as a member of the rules and regulations committee (2012-2013), the finance committee (2014) and chair for the Alliance of Christian Fellowship (2015).

He also participated as a dancer in THON 2015, raising money for the fight against childhood cancer.

Following graduation, Ceneviva plans to work at Thorogood Associates, Ltd. as a business intelligence consultant.


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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614