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Joe Battista

From ice hockey to Intercollegiate Athletics and Smeal, Joe has been an integral part of the Penn State and State College communities since 1978. Battista was influential in the effort to bring varsity ice hockey to Happy Valley and in the building of Pegula Ice Arena. After a 2-year stint as VP of Hockey and Business administration for the Buffalo Sabres, “JoeBa” returned home to start “PRAGMATIC Passion”, LLC Consulting. Joe lives in State College with his wife Heidi (PSU ’81 &’83), daughter Brianna (PSU ’15), and son’s Jon (PSU ’16), and Ryan (State High Class of 2019).

Articles by Joe Battista

Joe Battista: Star Trek Meets Pegula Ice Arena
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Joe Battista: Star Trek Meets Pegula Ice Arena
247 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Last week, Marv Bevan and Lisa Berkey of the Office of Physical Plant joined me and Gene Hodge, the Pegula Ice Arena Sr. Project Manager from Mortenson Construction, for a 3-D virtual tour of the Pegula Ice Arena, Joe Battista writes. [Read More]
Joe Battista: It’s Tough to be the 'Revolutionary' and 'Evolutionary'
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Joe Battista: It’s Tough to be the 'Revolutionary' and 'Evolutionary'
249 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
This past Friday night marked the final home game for the Penn State Icers, and it was our final game as an American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) non-varsity team. [Read More]
Joe Battista: Alumni Weekend Memories
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Joe Battista: Alumni Weekend Memories
251 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
On Saturday night at the Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom, the final “Icer” alumni banquet was held, and it was the most amazing, emotional and spiritual night that the Icer Family could have wanted, Joe Battista writes. [Read More]
Joe Battista: Thinking of Coach Paterno at This Bittersweet Time
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Joe Battista: Thinking of Coach Paterno at This Bittersweet Time
253 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
"If our penance at PSU, and also part of Joe’s lasting legacy, is that we cause a paradigm shift on how society recognizes and deals with child abuse; the role sport plays in society; and how we govern our university for service to the "greater good," then Joe's legacy will only be further enh [Read More]
Joe Battista: THON Weekend at Penn State Ice Rink Shows Spirit of Cooperation
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Joe Battista: THON Weekend at Penn State Ice Rink Shows Spirit of Cooperation
255 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Saturday's THON Skate reminded Joe Battista of all the joy that's to come next month, despite how trying the last few months have been at the university. [Read More]
Joe Battista: From Dallas to Philly, a Whirlwind Holiday Schedule
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Joe Battista: From Dallas to Philly, a Whirlwind Holiday Schedule
257 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Joe Battista soaked in the scenes of Dallas and Philly with friends and family this holiday season. [Read More]
Joe Battista: Icers Lucky to Experience Outdoor Hockey on Grand Stage
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Joe Battista: Icers Lucky to Experience Outdoor Hockey on Grand Stage
259 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
The Penn State men's hockey team's outdoor game at Citizens Bank Park has nostalgia rushing through Joe Battista's head, he writes. [Read More]
Joe Battista: Supporting the Victims AND Our Football Team
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Joe Battista: Supporting the Victims AND Our Football Team
261 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Our columnist says "we must support the victims and their families, and Penn Staters everywhere are answering that call. Our football team deserves our support as well." [Read More]
Joe Battista: We Will Get Back On Our Feet Again
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Joe Battista: We Will Get Back On Our Feet Again
263 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Our columnist, a longtime resident and proud Penn Stater, speaks from the heart. [Read More]
Joe Battista: Friday Night Is Hockey Night in State College
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Joe Battista: Friday Night Is Hockey Night in State College
265 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
No question about it: Taking in a Penn State ice hockey game is a great way to kick off the weekend. [Read More]
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