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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. He is also the Chief Development Officer for the Lock Haven University Foundation. 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: From Dallas to Philly, a Whirlwind Holiday Schedule
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Joe Battista: From Dallas to Philly, a Whirlwind Holiday Schedule
246 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
249 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
251 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
253 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
254 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]
Joe Battista: It's about Service to Others
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Joe Battista: It's about Service to Others
257 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Time to go the second mile for a number of local organizations, from A to Y – the American Red Cross to Young Life. And don't forget THON, says our man Joe. [Read More]
Joe Battista: Cappelletti Equals Class
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Joe Battista: Cappelletti Equals Class
259 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Penn State's only Heisman Trophy winner, John Cappelletti, was in Happy Valley last weekend, and he spent a lot of his non-football time on the ice. [Read More]
Joe Battista: Next Stop, Indiana…To Get a Taste of Irish Ice
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Joe Battista: Next Stop, Indiana…To Get a Taste of Irish Ice
261 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Our man Joe has his Irish up about visiting Notre Dame's new ice rink -- as well as the opening of the Penn State men's and women's hockey seasons. [Read More]
Joe Battista: A Hat Trick of a Weekend in Hockey Valley
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Joe Battista: A Hat Trick of a Weekend in Hockey Valley
263 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
When you're our columnist on the move, a Penn State home football weekend only means one thing -- Nittany Lion hockey. By the way, Joe, how's that resolution working out? [Read More]
Joe Battista: Nothing Small About Little League
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Joe Battista: Nothing Small About Little League
265 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Even a cynic about youth sports took delight in the spectacle that is the Little League World Series in Williamsport. [Read More]
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