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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

Vietnam Memories Vietnam Memories
3 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
16 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]
Happy Valley Heroes Happy Valley Heroes
20 weeks ago - Town and 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. ••• On one Tuesday evening each month, a classroom [Read More]
What's So Funny? What's So Funny?
64 weeks ago - Town and gown
Everyone needs a laugh sometimes — especially during the heart of winter in Central Pennsylvania. With numerous plays, concerts, and other performing arts events happening across the region, stand-up comedy might not always be on top of the list to those looking for entertainment [Read More]
It's Not Just A Job, It's A Family It's Not Just A Job, It's A Family
81 weeks ago - Town and gown
For patrons and staff members alike, the Tavern Restaurant in State College feels like a family. Since the restaurant opened in 1948, generations of Penn State students have come through its doors as servers, busboys, cashiers, and more, often returning as patrons once they leave the [Read More]
Bringing Penn State to the World Bringing Penn State to the World
86 weeks ago - Town and gown
Karen Helbling is the 11th person in her family to attend Penn State — although her Penn State experience is quite different than any of the experiences the previous 10 family members had. As vice president of project management at a marketing company in Atlanta, she knew that the only [Read More]
All-Star Alums All-Star Alums
98 weeks ago - Town and gown
For the second consecutive year, Town&Gown caught up with a graduate from each of the county’s districts to discuss their achievements and how their time in local schools prepared them for success in the professional world. Katie Gallagher State College Area High School, Class of [Read More]
Golden Memories Golden Memories
107 weeks ago - Town and gown
In a university with hundreds of majors, those found in Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture perhaps comprise the most diverse grouping to be housed in one area. The academic college that hosts everything from landscape architecture to musical theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary [Read More]
Happy Valley Heroes: Salute to Some who Make Region Special Happy Valley Heroes: Salute to Some who Make Region Special
120 weeks ago - Town and gown
Happy Valley was plagued by scandal and negativity for much of 2012, but that didn’t stop people from all walks of life from serving their communities and the needs of those less fortunate. [Read More]
Home-Festival Advantage Home-Festival Advantage
147 weeks ago - Town and gown
By Jenna Spinelle The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts began in 1967, and, over the past 45 years, has grown from a small gathering on Penn State’s campus to a juried event with a sprawling sea of tents encompassing campus and downtown State College. Though the festival now brings [Read More]
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