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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: It's about Service to Others
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Joe Battista: It's about Service to Others
267 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
269 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
271 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
273 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
275 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]
JoeBa’s Promise To Change: His New School Year’s Resolutions
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JoeBa’s Promise To Change: His New School Year’s Resolutions
277 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Vacation's over and columnist Joe Battista is resolute about wanting to change his life. Well, at least he has good intentions. [Read More]
Hey Hockey Valley, Get Ready to 'Roar into the Future!'
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Hey Hockey Valley, Get Ready to 'Roar into the Future!'
279 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Joe Battista is excited about the new era of hockey about to begin at Penn State and in "Hockey Valley." Can you blame him?! [Read More]
Remembering Pat Boland: A Hard-working, Honorable Friend
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Remembering Pat Boland: A Hard-working, Honorable Friend
281 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Pat Boland, who died earlier this month of cancer, was a professional with a great sense of humor and always treated those he dealt with with dignity and respect. [Read More]
Joe Battista: The Fourth of July, With Meaning
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Joe Battista: The Fourth of July, With Meaning
283 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Columnist and ex-coach Joe Battista says it's time to quit complaining about America and start working together to make things better and to feel good about ourselves as a nation again. [Read More]
School Is Out, and the Valley Is Happy!
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School Is Out, and the Valley Is Happy!
285 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
With everything going on, this is a good time to be reminded of why living in the State College area is so great, all year round, columnist and Happy Valley ambassador Joe Battista says. [Read More]
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