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Homecoming Event, Human Sexuality Studies

Homecoming gives the Center for Human Sexuality Studies (CHSS) a chance to reconnect with and recognize its many successful alumni. It also gives current students the opportunity to network with these accomplished professionals.

Annually at the CHSS homecoming event, a student or alumnus is awarded the Patricia Barthalow Koch Award for Research Publication in Sexuality. This award, sponsored by Dr. Patricia Barthalow Koch, is awarded for the publication of original research in the field. Current students and alumni (up to three years after graduation) are eligible.

In addition to the Koch Award, CHSS annually awards a leader in the field of sexuality with the Points of Pride Award. This honor is given to a professional working in the field of sexuality who is both committed to the field and a supporter of CHSS.

Homecoming 2014 Recap: Celebrating our Leaders

In 2014, CHSS honored alumna Raven James, PhD, with the Koch Award for Research Publication for her article “Correlates of Sexual Self-Esteem in a Sample of Substance-Abusing Women.”

The 2014 Points of Pride Award was given to Patricia Barthalow Koch, PhD. Koch is a professor of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania , and is a long-time adjunct with CHSS. She teaches two doctoral research courses: 831-Review of the Research Literature in Human Sexuality and 832-Theoretical Underpinnings of Human Sexuality.

Homecoming 2015

Save the Date: Our homecoming event will be held on October 17, 2015. More information to come.