State College, PA - Centre County - Central Pennsylvania - Home of Penn State University

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

Remembering Pat Boland: A Hard-working, Honorable Friend
Column
Remembering Pat Boland: A Hard-working, Honorable Friend
266 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
Column
Joe Battista: The Fourth of July, With Meaning
268 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!
Column
School Is Out, and the Valley Is Happy!
270 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]
Joe Battista: As Camp Season is About to Begin, Recalling Some of Coach Pappas' Greatest Lines
Column
Joe Battista: As Camp Season is About to Begin, Recalling Some of Coach Pappas' Greatest Lines
272 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Nick Pappas is famous for the one-liners -- "Pappyisms" -- he dished out during hockey camps. Columnist Joe Battista remembers more than a few. [Read More]
Pegula, Salzburg Share 'Characteristics for Success' with Penn Staters
Column
Pegula, Salzburg Share 'Characteristics for Success' with Penn Staters
274 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Joe Battista listened carefully to the Penn State commencement addresses delivered by Terry Pegula and Barry Salzburg. Both men "essentially had the same message," Battista writes. [Read More]
A Mother's Day Adventure
Column
A Mother's Day Adventure
276 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Mother's Day in the Battista household was filled with family functions, making Mamma -- and everyone else -- happy. [Read More]
Gadowsky at Penn State: Search for Men's Hockey Coach Took Team Effort
Column
Gadowsky at Penn State: Search for Men's Hockey Coach Took Team Effort
278 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Joe Battista and other key university athletics players spent Easter weekend sealing the deal to bring Guy Gadowsky—a "super coach, recruiter and proven builder"—to Penn State. [Read More]
Surprise Penn State Hockey Gift, Augusta National Trip Complete 'Masterful' Week
Column
Surprise Penn State Hockey Gift, Augusta National Trip Complete 'Masterful' Week
280 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
On a trip that includes a pilgrimage to golf's mecca and a stop in St. Paul for the Frozen Four, Battista gets word of another gift to the Penn State ice-hockey program. [Read More]
Hockey Trails Wind from NCAA to NHL, Showcase Sport's Broad Appeal
Column
Hockey Trails Wind from NCAA to NHL, Showcase Sport's Broad Appeal
282 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Where in the world is Joe Battista? Penn State hockey's No. 1 ambassador has been busy visiting the legends and future leaders of a sport that's "for everyone." [Read More]
Literary Picks Help Personal, Professional Growth for Penn State Hockey Leader
Column
Literary Picks Help Personal, Professional Growth for Penn State Hockey Leader
284 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
"Where you are five years from now is directly related to the people you meet and the books you read," Lou Holtz wrote. Here's a look at the titles that influence Joe Battista. [Read More]
Page: 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
order food online
Featured Columnists