Grenci named nuclear engineering student marshal


University Park, Pa. — Nicholas A. Grenci will be the student marshal for the nuclear engineering baccalaureate degree program at the Penn State College of Engineering spring commencement ceremony on May 3. Grenci will graduate with two degrees, a bachelor of science in nuclear engineering and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. He will also receive a minor in engineering mechanics.

He has chosen William Walters, assistant professor of nuclear engineering, to be his faculty escort.

College of Engineering student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to engineering student life.

Grenci is the son of Brenda and Anthony Grenci of Butler and is a 2015 graduate of Butler Area High School.

He was the recipient of the John J. Brennan Excellence in Nuclear Engineering Award and the Edward H. and Deborah R. Klevans Scholarship in Nuclear Engineering.

Grenci completed an internship at Sierra Nevada Corporation, where he served as a mechanical engineer intern tasked with executing engineering change orders as part of the aircraft structures team.

His extracurricular activities included Tau Phi Delta (treasurer, 2017-19; academic chair, 2016), intramural floor hockey (2016-17), intramural softball (2015), and intramural flag football (2015).

Following graduation, Grenci will pursue a graduate degree in nuclear engineering at Penn State.


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The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself from other programs with a strong focus on experimental research in power, science, security and safety. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering or a doctoral degree. The department also houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear reactor. The construction and operation of the reactor introduced nuclear engineering to Penn State, and, in doing so, harnessed research and educational opportunities as key strengths for the department. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

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