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Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown

Jenna Spinelle is a freelance writer in State College. She works in Penn State’s Undergraduate Admissions Office and is an adjunct lecturer in the College of Communications.

Articles by Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown

Wiring in on Giving Wiring in on Giving
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown, Town & Gown
For 36 hours each May, Nicole Summers becomes a little skittish. During the annual Centre Gives fundraiser, Summers, who is executive director of Faith Centre in Bellefonte, checks fundraising totals and social media for information about new donations. [Read More]
Wiring in on the Giving Wiring in on the Giving
1 week ago - Town and gown
  For 36 hours each May, Nicole Summers becomes a little skittish. During the annual Centre Gives fundraiser, Summers, who is executive director of Faith Centre in Bellefonte, checks fundraising totals and social media for information about new donations. “I check the totals [Read More]
One Talented and Caring Region One Talented and Caring Region
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown
Happy Valley’s Got Talent is not your average talent show. Each spring some of the best performers in Centre County audition for 12 spots in the competition at the State Theatre. It also raises money for Tides, a program offering support to families dealing with the loss of a loved one. [Read More]
Comfort to Those Who Have Lost Comfort to Those Who Have Lost
9 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown
Tides, an organization that provides support to families who are dealing with the loss of a loved one, now serves more than 60 families who draw support from each other as they go through the mourning process. [Read More]
Comfort to Those Who Have Lost Comfort to Those Who Have Lost
10 weeks ago - Town and gown
Tides, an organization that provides support to families who are dealing with the loss of a loved one, was founded in 2003 with seven families. It was bolstered in 2007 by a grant from Highmark insurance. It now serves more than 60 families who meet twice each month to draw support from each other [Read More]
One Talented and Caring Region One Talented and Caring Region
10 weeks ago - Town and gown
Happy Valley’s Got Talent is not your average talent show. Each spring, about 40 of the best and brightest singers, dancers, and other performers from Centre County audition for one of 12 spots in the competition at the State Theatre. In the process, the event raises money for Tides, a program [Read More]
Perceptions and Realities Perceptions and Realities
36 weeks ago - Town and gown
As a new school year begins, Penn State’s fraternities and sororities have big plans. From strengthening relationships with community members to increasing diversity, leaders hope to rebuild the image of the Greek community after the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity was suspended in the spring over [Read More]
All the Valley's A Stage All the Valley's A Stage
44 weeks ago - Town and gown
Look around Centre County this summer and you’ll see community theater is everywhere. From the State Theatre to the Boal Barn Playhouse, hundreds of volunteers work on stages and behind the scenes to bring performances that rival those done by national companies. When it comes to community [Read More]
Vietnam Memories Vietnam Memories
57 weeks ago - Town and gown
It’s been 40 years since the city of Saigon fell, ending the Vietnam War. To many Americans who served in the war, it doesn’t seem that long ago. Centre County residents played a variety of roles in the war, and many of them found their way back to the area to earn degrees at Penn [Read More]
Happy Valley Heroes Happy Valley Heroes
71 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown
Helping others in need — that's what heroes tend to do. That definition embodies the spirit of this year's Happy Valley Heroes, who come from diverse backgrounds and make impacts large and small on the community. [Read More]
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