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Snapshot: THON Executive Director Austin Sommerer Snapshot: THON Executive Director Austin Sommerer
43 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tine Liu, Town&Gown
Doing work for charities has always been one of Austin Sommerer’s biggest passions. Part of that comes from his parents, who have been involved in an organization called Oceans of Love, a nonprofit group in Ocean County, N.J., dedicated to helping children with cancer and their families. [Read More]
Artist of the Month: Jennifer Trost Artist of the Month: Jennifer Trost
44 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tine Liu, Town&Gown
To pursue her dream of being a professional opera singer, Jennifer Trost sold everything she owned — twice. [Read More]
Snapshot: Austin Sommerer Snapshot: Austin Sommerer
45 weeks ago - Town and gown
Doing works for charities has always been one of Austin Sommerer’s biggest passions. Part of that comes from his parents, who have been involved in an organization called Oceans of Love, a nonprofit group in Ocean County, New Jersey, dedicated to helping children with cancer and their [Read More]
Artist of the Month: Jennifer Trost Artist of the Month: Jennifer Trost
45 weeks ago - Town and gown
To pursue her dream of being a professional opera singer, Jennifer Trost sold everything she owned — twice. Taking those chances paid off for Trost, who besides being an opera singer is an associate professor of music at Penn State, where she teaches voice lessons and song- and [Read More]
Artist of the Month: Gabeba Baderoon Artist of the Month: Gabeba Baderoon
46 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tine Liu, Town&Gown
“I like writing in my journals with a pen. The act of writing and the physical contact with pen and paper gives me inspiration,” says Gabeba Baderoon, a South African poet from the city of Cape Town who joined the departments of Women’s Studies and African and African American studies at Penn [Read More]
Snapshot: Laura Merritt Snapshot: Laura Merritt
47 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tine Liu, Town&Gown
Laura Merritt knows the importance of blood donation all too well. [Read More]
Snapshot: Laura Merritt Snapshot: Laura Merritt
50 weeks ago - Town and gown
Laura Merritt knows the importance of blood donation all too well. “I had a family member who passed away. He needed blood, but there wasn’t enough at that time,” says Merritt, who lives and works in State College as the donor-recruitment representative for the Greater Alleghenies [Read More]
Artist of the Month: Gabeba Baderoon Artist of the Month: Gabeba Baderoon
50 weeks ago - Town and gown
“I like writing in my journals with a pen. The act of writing and the physical contact with pen and paper gives me inspiration,” says Gabeba Baderoon, a South African poet from the city of Cape Town who joined the departments of Women’s Studies and African and African American [Read More]
Snapshot: Erik Clayton Snapshot: Erik Clayton
55 weeks ago - Town and gown
Erik Clayton looks around the high school and laughs. “I almost forgot, this week is our homecoming,” he says in early October. It has been about a year since Clayton was appointed as director of choirs at State College Area High School. He graduated from Penn State in 2006, double [Read More]
5 Questions with Penn State SBDC Director Heather Fennessey McWhorter 5 Questions with Penn State SBDC Director Heather Fennessey McWhorter
57 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Tine Liu, Town&Gown
According Penn State Small Business Development Center director Heather Fennessey McWhorter, the success rate of start-up businesses locally has increased from 20 percent to 80 percent. [Read More]
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