At an awards ceremony on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, Penn State Schuylkill was named Schuylkill Conservation District's 2014 Organization of the Year. Tina Rose, community service coordinator at Penn State Schuylkill, accepted the award on behalf of the campus and the students.
"Porcupine Pat" McKinney, environmental education coordinator for the Schuylkill Conservation District, indicated in his award letter to Mrs. Rose that, "This award is possible because of the contributions that your students make to improve and enhance outdoor recreation that instills pride in our community. Schuylkill County is very fortunate to have the Penn State campus as a community resource!"
Student projects that were acknowledged include cleaning of the Landingville marsh and the nearby Bartram Trail, as well as assisting at the Healthy Haven event.