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Tylar Smith selected as student marshal for labor and employment relations

Tylar Smith selected as student marshal for labor and employment relations

April 15, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Tylar Smith has been selected as the student marshal to represent the School of Labor and Employment Relations for the Penn State College of Liberal Arts spring 2019 commencement at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the Bryce Jordan Center. She will be escorted by Rebecca Cianci, associate profess of labor and employment relations.

From Needmore, Pennsylvania, Smith has made the dean’s list since enrolling at Penn State. She also received the Undergraduate Scholarship for Talented Students in 2016.

“I feel very blessed to be recognized for my hard work and dedication,” Smith said. “I am very passionate about my future success in a field that I enjoy so much.”

While at Penn State, Smith was actively involved in a variety of organizations and committees, including serving on the executive board as secretary for the Society for Human Resource Management, a public relations intern with Women in Business, and THON.

From May 2017 to August 2018, Smith interned at Redland Brick Inc. in Williamsport, Maryland as a human resources intern where she trained all employees on their new work system, SalesForce. She also worked with union contracts, employee safety, retention and engagement.

Smith’s parents, Rocky and Angie Smith, grandparents Larry and Doris Smith, and stepmother Jenny Smith plan to attend the ceremony. After graduation, Smith will continue her education to pursue her masters degree at Penn State for human resources and employment relations.

“This program has not only taught me about Labor and Employment Relations, but it has also taught me how to network, the proper etiquette in the workplace and during interviews, and most importantly self-confidence,” stated Smith. “The connections this program allows students to make is remarkable and has exceeded far beyond any of my expectations. The program is made up of a group of students who are not here just to get a Penn State degree, but are dedicated and truly excited to succeed in this field.”  

Tylar Smith