Una Martone to Reprise Role as Central Penn College’s  Commencement Speaker

Una Martone

Central Penn College will celebrate its 142nd Commencement on Friday, May 10 at the Forum in Harrisburg, with Leadership Harrisburg Area President and CEO Una Martone returning to deliver another Commencement address, this time in person. Her first address for Central Penn College was delivered virtually in 2020 during the height of the pandemic.

At that time, Martone was awarded an honorary doctorate degree for her community service and professional accomplishments.

 As the award-winning President and CEO of the private nonprofit Leadership Harrisburg Area for the past 17 years, Martone’s own leadership abilities have been in evidence and elevated the organization’s enrollment and community engagements.  She has been able to reach more than 2,500 people each year and grow both the organization’s staff and physical footprint.

Una is Past President of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg and past District Governor for Rotary District 7390.  Among many distinctions within Rotary International, Una was selected for the highly sought- after role of International Trainer in 2020 and 2021 and currently serves as Executive Trainer across the Northeast. 

She earned a bachelors’ degree in English from University of Central Florida and is a Certified Fundraising Executive.  

She has garnered numerous awards for leadership and service, including earning praise as a Woman of Influence (2020), a Woman of Excellence (2013), and a Visionary (2018) as part of the West Shore Chamber’s Luminary Awards.  

She and her husband Mike live in Mechanicsburg and have two adult children and a large extended family.    

She will address the graduates on Friday, May 10, beginning at 6 p.m. at the recently renovated Forum Building, in Harrisburg.  

Other Awards to Be Presented on May 10

Student Awards

  • Valedictorian
  • Salutatorian 
  • Leadership 
  • Service 
  • Athletics and Activities  
  • Military Service
  • Legacy Award for Perseverance

Faculty Recognition

  • The Todd A. Milano Faculty Excellence Award

President Linda Fedrizzi-Williams will preside over the ceremonies, which will include several hundred students earning certificate, diploma, associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as the Class of 2024.

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