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John Hook

John Hook is the president of The Hook Group, a local management consulting firm, and active in several nonprofit organizations. Previously John spent 25 years in executive, management and marketing positions with regional and national firms. John lives in Ferguson Township with his wife Jackie and their two children.

Articles by John Hook

A Familiar Font
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A Familiar Font
104 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
I would like to request that someone exchange a font, please. Not a complete logo, mind you, just the typeface. [Read More]
Commencement from Another View
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Commencement from Another View
106 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
As a family we did miss finals week and commencement mania here in Happy Valley because we attended our daughter’s graduation from the University of Central Florida in Orlando. It gave us a great opportunity to see how another major university produces this pride-swelling experience. [Read More]
Remembering Where You Are
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Remembering Where You Are
108 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
On Saturday night while Penn State football fans had either gone home or were celebrating around Happy Valley and enjoying Blue-White weekend, we were driving back on Interstate 80 from a youth soccer game in New Jersey, and were reminded how isolated our little chunk of paradise is here in the shad [Read More]
Lights Out
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Lights Out
110 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Columnist John Hook meditates on the excitement and inconvenience of power outages, and the good fortune to have a regular supply of electricity and people who make it work. [Read More]
A Spring Cleaning for Column Ideas
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A Spring Cleaning for Column Ideas
112 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Starting spring cleaning this weekend, I dumped out the shop-vac for the first time in months and it made me think I should finally dump out the column ideas I’ve been collecting that I will never use. [Read More]
College Sports Scholarships: Is There a Better Way?
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College Sports Scholarships: Is There a Better Way?
114 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
As I stand next to a soccer field in Alexandria, Va., watching a group of high-school age boys run through a series of warm-up drills, it reminds me how many young people enjoy sports and want to continue participating in them when they go to college as young adults. [Read More]
Health Care and Soccer: How I Softened My View of Pitt
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Health Care and Soccer: How I Softened My View of Pitt
116 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
Oh, does the passion of youth look different in the rearview mirror of life. [Read More]
On Scrapple, Baby Boomers and Immigration On Scrapple, Baby Boomers and Immigration
118 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
My generation grew up with immigrants comprising less than 5 percent of the population. But today the immigrant population percentage is more in line with the late 19th century, and it’s a bit of a change for Baby Boomers. [Read More]
How Centre Region Grows Is Unique in Pennsylvania
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How Centre Region Grows Is Unique in Pennsylvania
120 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
State College and the Centre Region are growing because people are moving here for an industry – education – that’s based here, something that is uncommon in the entire commonwealth of Pennsylvania. What limited growth Pennsylvania is experiencing outside of Centre County is often a result of [Read More]
Into the Great Wide Open
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Into the Great Wide Open
122 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
After every presidential election, there are those who threaten to move to another country. But state and local governments yield much more influence on daily life, and people can change a lot about how they live by changing where they live within U.S. borders. [Read More]
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